Join Youth Lobby for our first meeting of the year!

Join us on August 1st at Camp Meade (961 US Route 2, Middlesex VT) at 6 PM for our first meeting of the year! We’ll be planning and reimagining for the next year, and we’d love to have you with us for a fun evening. Free pizza provided! As always, everyone is welcome, whether you’ve been in activism for years or you just want to see what’s going on. Bring a friend or anyone interested in the work we do now and what we could do in the future! We’re excited to have your talent and passion on board. Thank you […]

Join Us for the 2022 Youth Voice Summit!

Students from the Vermont Youth Lobby and the Vermont Student Anti-Racism Network have joined forces to host a statewide Youth Voice Summit on May 20th at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. The overarching theme will be youth voice and lowering the voting age, and sub-themes include racial, climate, and economic justice. Young people are invited to choose a subtopic and attend educational, empowering, and engaging projects and events throughout the day related to that theme. There will also be discussion, resources, friends, artwork, good food, games, and networking during the day, as well as inspiring youth and adult speakers. […]

Rally for the Planet 2022!

Join us on April 29th for a return of the Youth Lobby Rally for the Planet! For individuals or groups, here is the link to register. Start to arrange your transportation and field trips now! Event Time:9am-1:30pm Location: Montpelier, VT More details to come on… GREEN JOBS FAIR!* Activist art work Meet your representatives Youth Speakers MUSIC! Teach-Ins (For youth, by youth) …and more!     *Here is the link for organizations to register to table at the Green Jobs Fair

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 […]