Register for the Two-Day Youth Climate Leaders Academy!

A VEEP-sponsored program for VT and NH students in grades 9–12 Two-day kick-off retreat November 15-16, 2018 Hulbert Outdoor Center, Fairlee, VT Do you want to take action on climate change? The Youth Climate Leaders Academy is designed to support you in planning and implementing projects that make a difference on climate change. We’ll help you with where to start, how to plan, and how to grow and use professional skills to make your project successful. Over our two-day kick-off retreat, we’ll have opportunities to have fun, collaborate, get inspired and grow the transferable skills you’ll need as a current and future climate leader. Follow-up meetings will offer additional community and technical support to keep your project moving forward. If you are a high school student who wants to make a difference on climate change and are looking to collaborate and grow the skills needed to make it happen, we look […]

Don’t Forget to Register for the Youth Climate Summit at UVM!

BECOME A CLIMATE LEADER Register for the Vermont Youth Climate Summit: The aim of the Vermont Youth Climate Summit is to educate high school students on the impacts of climate change through peer-to-peer learning. Encouraging students to take action on an issue that is highly relevant to their generation is a key mission of the Summit. Challenging both high school and college students to think deeply about the issue allows for a greater impact and understanding of the common role that youth play in the climate movement. It is the goal of the Vermont Youth Climate Summit to connect students of all ages and to empower them to become climate leaders. Schools are invited to send a team of 6-7 students and staff to attend this engaging conference. Students will: Hear research-based information about the economic and ecological consequences of climate change Learn strategies to respond to climate change in […]

Rise Up for Climate, Jobs, and Justice!

On September 8, thousands of rallies will be held in cities and towns around the world to demand our local leaders commit to building a fossil free world that works for all of us. Join us as we hold our local leaders to account and demand that they walk the talk on climate action. Why? From Sept. 12 – 14, leaders of cities, towns, states, companies, and organizations from all over the world will gather at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco to highlight and make new commitments to climate action. The Saturday before the summit, climate groups all over the world are organizing marches, rallies, and more to hold leaders accountable—to demand politicians stand with their communities and deliver more than just words! We’re joining in! 350Vermont is supporting local groups all around the state in holding solidarity actions targeted at our own elected officials to let them know […]

Summer Job Opportunity – Canvas with VPIRG!

Apply here: www.vpirg.org/2018-canvass-app Position: VPIRG Summer Canvasser Location: Burlington, VT This summer the VPIRG canvass is back at it. And we need your help! Apply for a summer job as a VPIRG canvasser! Get paid to travel Vermont, bike around some of the most scenic parts of the state, camp with friends — all while making an impact on the future of important environmental and political issues! Job Description VPIRG is currently looking for canvassers from now through August as a part of our summer outreach campaign. Employees will work from our Burlington office Monday through Thursday. You’ll be biking or walking door to door, talking to Vermonters about important political issues, fundraising, and building our membership base – and every week, there are opportunities to camp and work out of one of Vermont’s scenic state parks! Canvassers earn $11.25/hr plus bonuses, meet incredible friends, and are part of an unforgettable movement along the way- leading the way on bold […]

More Information for Schools Attending the 2018 Rally for the Planet!

  Agenda for the Day (subject to minor changes) 8:30am – 10:00am – Drop-Off and Staging Busses drop students off at Montpelier High School.  There will be a number of activities for students to engage in, such as making signs for the march, face painting, and participating in various art projects. 10:00am – 10:15am – Youth March Vermont youth and their allies march in solidarity to the Statehouse lawn. 10:15am – 11:00am – Sound Check! Social Justice Band Performs Link to Sound Check website – http://www.brianboyes.com/soundcheck-1/ 11:00am – 11:30am – Speak Out! Students will listen to young performers and speakers share their thoughts on climate change. 11:30am- 12:00 pm – Tabling, Preparing to talk to your legislators, Music Learn more about solutions to climate change and proposed legislation, get ready to speak with your lawmakers, and groove to some sweet vibes from Televici, a band of students from Montpelier High […]

Looking for Teachers to Participate in a PLC on Civics and Sustainability

We are looking for a group of educators interested in participating in “No Citizen Left Behind” – a professional learning community (PLC) that will explore new and existing ways in which key elements of Act 77, notably proficiency-based learning (PBL) and flexible pathways, empower teachers interested in integrating civics and sustainability education throughout the curriculum.   Over the course of five meetings throughout the Spring of 2018, teachers will share and discuss ways in which they are incorporating civics and sustainability into their curriculum.  Rubrics for content-based learning expectations as well as transferable skills will be shared and analyzed.  Various models that incorporate community-based learning, service learning, and project-based learning will be considered in addition to new tools such as “micro-credentialing,” which may open the door to more “extended learning opportunities.” Although content topics may be quite diverse, at least some attention will be given to the pressing issues of climate […]

Youth Lobby Updates

Updates from the Youth Lobby (03/02/18)   1) Don’t forget to organize a field trip to the Youth Rally on Thursday, April 12th! Has you school organized a field trip to the 3rd Annual Rally for the Planet?  The youth rally will take place from 8:30am – 1:30pm on Thursday, April 12th.  Drop-off will be at Montpelier High School and the march to the Statehouse begins at 10am.  Registration is not required, but it is helpful for planning REGISTER NOW! http://www.youthlobby.org/rallyfortheplanet/   2) Join us at the next planning meeting on March 11th! Join us in the Montpelier High School library from 3pm-6pm for our 3rd Planning Coalition Meeting.  There is still a ton of work to get done, and many important decisions to be made.  One of the most important decisions we need to make is who will be invited to speak and perform this year.  We have a […]

Announcing the 2018 – Youth Rally for the Planet – CLIMATE JUSTICE!

Join us at the 2018 Youth Rally for the Planet Climate Justice Thursday, April 12th, 2018 Video Invitation Schedule of Events (subject to minor changes) What will the day look like? 8:30am-10:00am – Drop-Off, Staging, and Activities Busses drop students off at Montpelier High School.  There will be a number of activities for students to engage in, such as making signs for the march, face painting, learning more about climate-related legislation, and participating in various art projects. 10:00am – 10:30am – March! Vermont youth and their allies will march in a parade to the Statehouse lawn. 10:30am – 11:15am  – Youth Speak Out!   Listen to young performers and speakers share their thoughts on climate change and hear the Youth Lobby’s legislative demands. 11:15am – 12:00pm – Tabling, Lobbying Prep, Activities, and Lunch Students will have the opportunity to visit informational booths to learn more about climate-related legislation currently under consideration at […]

We Could Use Your Help to Plan the 3rd Annual Rally for the Planet – Climate Change Rally

The Youth Lobby Needs Your Help!!!   The Vermont Youth Lobby is pleased to officially announce the 3rd Annual Rally for the Planet, to be held on Thursday, April 12th.  All permits and funding are in place and we are ready to rally!!!   Our goal this year is to put even more pressure on lawmakers to take greater action on climate change in 2018.  We hope to do this in the following ways: 1) Bring even more young citizens to the rally on April 12th. Our goal is 3,000 strong! 2) Increase the amount and improve the quality of interactions between VT youth and their elected officials 3) Put earlier and more sustained pressure on our elected officials through a widespread letter writing and advocacy campaign. 4) Encourage students in other New England states to rally along with us.   The Youth Lobby is planning on holding four Planning […]

Check out Al Gore’s Latest Film, An Inconvenient Sequel, at the Mountain Top Film Festival

Join us this Sunday, January 14th, at the Big Picture Theater for a screening of “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power,” at the MountainTop Film Festival! Here are the details: What: “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power,” at the MountainTop Film Festival Where: Big Picture Theater, 48 Carroll Rd, Waitsfield When: This Sunday, January 14th, 1:00-3:00 PM Ticket information: http://www2.suncommon.com/e/95162/tickets/2w1kst/161870340 This film comes a little more than a decade after “An Inconvenient Truth,” which launched a global movement and inspired thousands to join former Vice President Al Gore in his mission to spread the word about the climate crisis and its solutions. “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” tells us that NOW is the time for all of us to fight like our world depends on it.