Rally for the Planet Updates
The 7th annual Rally for the Planet is in just 3 weeks on April 14! Young folks will be meeting with legislators, hearing from experts, and learning more about Climate Change through speakers and student-facilitated discussions. The Rally is a great opportunity for students to enter into youth activism or connect with their legislators as well as to demand immediate, impactful action on climate change. Here’s the agenda: 8:30-10: Arrive, pre-rally at Montpelier High School (with music from Sunbug!) 10-10:15: March to State House 10:30-11:00 Speeches at the State House from youth and adults 11:00-1 Music, food trucks, activities, climate […]
Up Coming Events: Rally Working Meeting & Youth Lobby Day
Are you interested in helping to make change happen? That’s what we are aiming for…so join us to be part of the following upcoming events: Rally for the Planet Working Meeting, Sunday, March 12 at Suncommon in Waterbury: Pizza & Rally planning! If you want to be involved in the Rally (for instance, volunteering day-of), please join to make it happen. There’s something for everyone to help with. No prior experience or work with us is required. All are welcome-and we could really use your help! Join Us! Bring a friend (or two or three) Register here so we can organize […]
SAVE THE DATE: The 2023 Rally for the Planet is April 14!
The annual Rally for the Planet is returning for its seventh year on April 14, 2023! Join us on the State House Lawn in downtown Montpelier to demand climate action and climate justice now. As always, there will be food, music, speeches, lots of young people, and an opportunity to demand change. As always, the Rally will begin with staging at Montpelier High School and will continue with a march over to the State House, where there will be music, speeches, activities, and lots of other stuff to check out. Make sure to save the date so you can join […]
Join Us TOMORROW, August 1st, for Our First Meeting of the Year!
Join us tomorrow for our first meeting of the year! If you’re interested in joining or learning more about the Vermont Youth Lobby, join us for our meeting tomorrow, August 1st at Camp Meade (961 US Route 2, Middlesex VT) at 6 PM! We’ll be choosing our priorities for the year and starting to make some decisions about the form of Youth Lobby moving forward. We’ll also introduce new folks to Youth Lobby and celebrate our graduates. Whatever your passion (or if you don’t know yet, but want to find out), there’s a spot for you in Youth Lobby, and we would love to […]
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 […]
Rally for the Planet is TOMORROW!
Join us tomorrow for the Rally For the Planet! With over 400 people registered last, it’s promising to be an amazing return of the Rally. The agenda is LIVE- follow the QR code below for the most up-to-date timing on the day’s events. Highlights include: March to the statehouse! (pre-rally with sign making, face painting, music) Youth climate and justice activist speakers Climate Justice Art! (Banner making, pins, screen printing- BRING anything you’d want to put a Youth Lobby logo on) Green Jobs Fair and Bingo (including summer jobs and internships) Meet with or write your legislators Teach-ins on various climate justice topics important to […]
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 […]