Join us at the 2017 Youth Rally for the Planet
Schedule of Events
What will the day look like?
9:00am-10:00am – Drop-Off
Busses drop students off on the green of the Vermont College of Fine Arts. There will be a number of activities for students to engage in, such as making signs for the march, face painting, and participating in the Maple Mosaic and Youth Voices art projects.
10:00am – 10:30am – March!
Vermont youth and their allies will march in a parade to the Statehouse lawn.
10:15am – 11:30am – Youth Speak Out!
Listen to young musical performers and speakers share their thoughts on climate change.
11:30am – 12:30pm – Informal Lobbying, Lunch, and Tabling
Student lobbyist from each school will have the chance to speak directly with their State Representatives on climate related issues. Students will also have time to eat lunch (we ask everybody to bring their own lunch), and get informed by visiting the tables and booths on the lawn.
12:30pm – 1:30pm – Keynote Speeches
Students will hear from some of their State Representatives and other key figures in the Climate Change movement. There is a chance we will hear from Bernie Sanders and Bill McKibben, if their schedules allow.
1:30pm – 2:00pm – Tabling and Networking
Students will have the chance to continue visiting the tables and booths and/or engage with students from other schools in a dialogue about how to follow up on our rally.
There will be rolling departure times, to accommodate the needs of different schools:
1:00pm, 1:30pm, 2:00pm & 2:30pm departure slots will be available
Note: we will be sharing suggestions to schools on how to publicize this event to students. We will include a survey schools can use to identify students who want to attend, and which students want to actively lobby their elected officials.