Youth Launch into Climate Justice

Youth Launch into Climate Justice The Youth Launch into Climate Justice will match young people with the resources and connections we need to make a difference in the state and the world. ​Focused on the actions that we can take right now to make a difference, the education we need to advocate, and the connections to each other that are vital for this work, this event will start what hopes to be a school year of unprecedented action. Join us and bring your friends for food, fun, connections, and actions!

Youth Climate Justice Summit – June 2nd!

The Youth Organizing Coalition, founded by Iris Hsiang, youth representative on the VT Climate Council, has organized an amazing event designed to refocus and reinvigorate the Youth Climate Movement in Vermont.  Please REGISTER HERE for this important event… https://youthorganizingcoalition.wordpress.com/youth-climate-justice-summit/ LOOKING FOR PRESENTERS! They are also looking for folks who would like to share any of the climate-related work they, or their school, has been doing over the past year.  If you are interested in sharing your work, please check out the guidelines here and sign-up to present on the registration page (scroll down) The youth organizers have worked very hard […]

Global Citizenship: Engage Virtual Student Conference for Grades 7-12

Go Global VT is excited to present Global Citizenship: Engage April 7&8, 2021. This action-focused virtual conference for students and teachers in grades 7-12 is designed with the complexities of teaching and learning during a pandemic in mind. With a mix of pre-recorded presentations and live workshops, this free-to-attend virtual conference has something for every learner and every schedule. Whether exploring Action Civics in a workshop with the Youth Lobby, or watching a presentation from Ramiro Davaro-Comas at Dripped on the Road, Global Citizenship: Engage is sure to inspire a sense of wonder at the world and push participants to recognize the potential they hold […]

Check Out The Climate Action Film Festival – Happening Now!

The Climate Action Film Festival® brings together activists, filmmakers, and communities to witness and celebrate stories of climate action. CAFF’s mission is to amplify voices and inspire further action in addressing the climate crisis, locally and beyond. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER The Climate Action Film Festival uses the power of storytelling to celebrate and showcase the hard work that’s being done already, and to inspire further climate action in our local communities and beyond. CAFF events also serve as platforms to bring climate action opportunities directly to audiences. March, CAFF 2021 will launch as a two-week fully-digital streaming event. In […]

Join us for a Free Film Screening of the New Film ‘I Am Greta’

On December 4th, the Vermont Youth Lobby will be hosting a free virtual screening of the new documentary I AM GRETA. Participants who sign-up will be emailed a special link to an online viewing room where they can watch the film at their own pace between the hours of 5pm and 8pm.  The film is 90 minutes long. Students affiliated with the Youth Lobby will then lead a series of small group dialogues from 8pm-9pm via Zoom, which will explore the film and consider the lessons we can take from Greta’s activism to help the youth movement in Vermont become […]

Climate Press Conference Remarks by Gabe Groveman – January 10th

Hi, my name is Gabe Groveman, I’m a sophomore at Montpelier High School and a member of the Vermont Youth Lobby. I’d like to bring this all home with a few points on specific upcoming Climate Change legislation that the Youth Lobby would like to see passed. Now that the legislature is back in session, we have the ability to put our words into action and actually pass meaningful climate legislation in this state. Already, we have 5 different bills, each trying to do their part to help with the Global Climate Crisis we’re facing right now. First, there’s the […]

Youth Lobby Testimony to House Transportation Committee – January 10th

Testimony by Hope Petraro & Lili Platt Organizers, Vermont Youth Lobby 1/10/2019     Thank you, committee members, for the opportunity to meet with you today. My name is Hope Petraro, and I am a senior at Montpelier High School and a member of the Youth Lobby. Some of you might recognize me not just because I’m frequently in the building because of my advocacy and activism, but because I’ve interned with Mollie Burke for the past two years, a person who I am truly grateful to have had the ability to work with.    Thank you for your time […]

CANCELLED – 5th Annual Rally for the Planet!

UNFORTUNATELY, THE 2020 YOUTH RALLY HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE THREAT CAUSED BY THE CORONA VIRUS. Save the date and plan your field trips! After five years of outstanding youth advocacy, there are now several climate-related bills working their way through the Statehouse.  If you want Vermont to become a leader in climate action, this is THE year to rally.  Please join us as we, once again, Rally for the Planet!  More information coming soon…  

Youth Groups Increasingly Impatient Over Climate Inaction

Co-written By: Beck Andersen and Matt Henchen 11/13/19 On November 17th, hundreds of Vermont youth, from middle school to law school, will converge on the statehouse to create a “Declaration of Independence” from fossil fuels. “We’ve been asking for bold and comprehensive climate-related policies for the past several years and most of our political leaders have been slow to respond,” Harwood Youth Lobby member Sydney Kulis argued, “so now we’re going to show them what we expect them to do this legislative session” “We just hope they listen.” “Young people are the least responsible for the climate crisis, but we […]

Register for the Vermont Youth Climate Congress

Let’s show them how it’s done! Sunday, November 17th at 12:30 PM Vermont State House 115 State Street, Montpelier WHAT: A civil, civic gathering of students that builds on some of Vermont’s greatest traditions to show lawmakers what climate courage can look like. HOW: Students from across Vermont will unite at the State House to pass a declaration of freedom from fossil fuels and a resolution urging policymakers to protect the future by taking immediate action to the climate crisis. WHY: Vermont youth hold the moral high ground in the climate debate. We are least responsible for the crisis, yet […]