Join us at the 2018 Youth Rally for the Planet
Thursday, April 12th, 2018
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 the Statehouse. Students will also have the opportunity to prepare for their civil conversations with local lawmakers.
12:00pm – 1:00pm – Lobbying, Lunch, Activities
Students will eat lunch, engage in fun activities on the lawn, and have the opportunity to engage in civil discourse with local lawmakers.
1:00pm – 1:15pm – Keynote Speakers
1:30pm – 2:30pm Departure Time
There will be rolling departure times, to accommodate the needs of different schools. More on transportation coming soon…
Note: We will be sharing suggestions to schools on how to publicize this event to students. We will also include a form schools can use to identify students who want to attend, and which students want to engage in discourse with their elected officials.
Funding for the Rally for the Planet was provided in part by the New England Grassroots Environment Fund – www.grassrootsfund.org
About the New England Grassroots Environment Fund
The New England Grassroots Environment Fund (Grassroots Fund) energizes and nurtures long-term civic engagement in local initiatives that create and maintain healthy, just, safe and sustainable communities using stories, tools and dollars to fuel local activism and social change. Since 1996, the Grassroots Fund’s core grantmaking program continues to fund nearly 150 grants annually, giving more than $4 million in 20 years to initiatives by better than 1,700 community groups covering more than 60 percent of New England’s cities and towns.
New England Grassroots Environment Fund awards help solve the problems and realize the promises in addressing climate change and energy action, local food, environmental health and justice, land and water and local economies.
For more information, please visit grassrootsfund.org or call 603-905-9915.