58 Schools And Over 1500 Students!

This is Just the Beginning We wanted to thank everybody who helped make the 2017 Rally for the Planet such an amazing success.  However, please remember that this is just the beginning.  Here are some things you can do to help keep the pressure on our lawmakers to take more serious action on climate change. 1) Contact your legislators and thank them for their support or encourage them to support greater legislative action on climate change http://legislature.vermont.gov/ 2) Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper in support of climate change related legislation, such as putting a price on carbon. 3) Get involved with your town’s local energy committee. Visit http://www.vecan.net/ 4) Volunteer with VPIRG, 350VT, EIV or other environmental organizations. 5) Get educated about the politics, science, and history of climate change.  Enroll in our Youth Activism 101 online course, by signing up for a free account at https://www.schoology.com or […]

Information to Students About the 2017 Youth Rally for the Planet

  First of all, thank you so much for taking the time to attend this important event.  This is one of the most important challenges humanity has ever faced and your voice will help us grow a movement large enough to make a difference! Proposed Agenda for the Day (subject to minor changes) 9:00am-10:00am – Student Drop Off and March Staging Students get dropped off on the green of the Vermont College of Fine Arts.  There will be a number of activities 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! We will march in solidarity to the Statehouse lawn. 10:15am – 11:30am  – Youth Speak Out!   Listen to young speakers/performers and adult allies share their thoughts on climate change. 11:30am – 12:30pm – Informal Lobbying, Lunch, and Tabling Student […]

More Information for Schools About the 2017 Youth Rally for the Planet!

  First of all, thank you so much for taking the time to organize a field trip at your school.  This is one of the most important challenges humanity has ever faced and every student who is able to attend will only increase the power of student voice on this issue!   Note: Please share this information with your students! Proposed Agenda for the Day (subject to minor changes) 9:00am-10:00am – Student Drop Off and March Staging 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 […]

It’s Not Too Late to Register!

It is not too late to register for the 2017 Youth Rally for the Planet – we are so close to our goal of 40 schools – we just need a few more to sign up. Here is a sample field trip form that might help some of your schools plan the trip.  You’ll have to make a copy and edit a few fields, but it might save you some time. Loading…

If you thought the rally was fun…

…Then you absolutely, positively, must attend the YOUTH ACTIVISM SUMMIT this weekend – April 30-May 1st. Youth Power!! CALLING ALL TEENS! Join us for the 2016 Youth Activism Summit April 30-May 1st Montpelier High School Come to workshops, create art together, have fun, meet other awesome young folks, and sharpen your understanding of how your talents can make change in the world! The Youth Activism Summit will take place as part of the Vermont People’s Convention/Just Transition Assembly.  The People’s Convention will feature a broad diversity of grassroots groups working for social and environmental justice. The Youth Activism Summit and the People’s Convention will work together to offer participants rich opportunities to collaborate with one another and build a more abundant intergenerational movement for justice!   We’re looking forward to workshops on: Racial Justice, Sustainability, Direct Action, Archery, Climate Justice, Gender and Sexuality, Bike Mechanics, Poetry, Silk Screening, Healing arts space and […]

Join the Youth Activism Summit

Youth Power!! Join us for the 2016 Youth Activism Summit April 30-May 1st. Come to workshops, create art together, have fun, meet other awesome young folks, and sharpen your understanding of how your talents can make change in the world! The Youth Activism Summit will take place at Montpelier High School as part of the Vermont People’s Convention/Just Transition Assembly.  The People’s Convention will feature a broad diversity of grassroots groups working for social and environmental justice. The Youth Activism Summit and the People’s Convention will work together to offer participants rich opportunities to collaborate with one another and build a more abundant intergenerational movement for justice!   We’re looking forward to workshops on: Racial Justice, Sustainability, Direct Action, Climate Justice, Gender and Sexuality, Bike Mechanics, Poetry, Silk Screening, Self-Defense and lots more!  We’re also pumped for a night time variety show, bring your acts!   We are dedicated to […]