Action Opportunity – VT Gas Pipeline

The climate movement is on the rise throughout the country and around the world. Within the last year, we celebrated the cancellation of the Keystone XL Pipeline! Thousands of protectors are defending water and sacred places in North Dakota and Iowa, opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline. Putting a stop to extreme energy is essential to avoiding utter climate catastrophe. Here in Vermont, we have been fighting tooth and nail to stop the Vermont Gas pipeline that would carry fracked gas from Alberta to Addison County. Geprags Park in Hinesburg is the last stronghold of resistance, not yet tainted by the […]

Round Two! Join the Planning Coalition and Help Us Organize Another Rally for the Planet!

To The Youth of Vermont and their Adult Allies, Last year, approximately 700 young Vermonters from over twenty different schools and universities marched down State Street in Montpelier to participate in the largest youth-focused political rally in Vermont’s history.  These students were all united in the belief that greater political action must be taken to address the threat of Climate Change. Not much has changed since last year, however our movement is just getting started!  As the earth heats up, the pressure felt by our lawmakers will increase; and as the oceans rise, so will our youth.  As more and more people around the […]

Thank You For Your Support!

Thank You! The Youth Lobby would like to thank everybody for their generous support of the first Youth Rally for the Planet. The day was a huge success.  Over 700 students marched down State Street from the Vermont College of Fine Arts to the State House lawn to respectfully ask for greater action on climate change. We had amazing guest speakers, including Governor Peter Shumlin, Senator David Zuckerman, Representative Kesha Ram, and 350VT representative Austin Davis. Students were able to talk to their local representatives about their concerns and learn more about the steps Vermont is taking to address climate change. Check […]

Details for our Third Planning Meeting – Please Join Us!!!

Detailed Agenda for Our Third Meeting When: Sunday, March 13th What Time: 3pm – 6pm Where: Mount Abraham High School, Bristol VT Brief Introductions/Icebreaker and Quickly Revisit Norms (10 Minutes) Student-Led Icebreaker and Introductions – There will be new people in attendance   General Announcements and Updates (10 Minutes) Recap of what we are doing and where this came from. What we have accomplished so far (need links) What have other groups done?   Consider Our Platform, Mission, Goals, and Talking Points (10 minutes) Contribute thoughts on sticky notes We will collate and condense and come back with a proposal […]

It’s Happening! – Recap From Our First Planning Meeting

  Recap of Our First Meeting On Sunday, February 7th, teachers and students from five high schools in Vermont gathered at South Burlington High School to begin planning for a youth-focused day of acton on climate change.  The students were joined by representatives from the Vermont Public Interest Group (VPIRG), 350VT, Vermont Energy Education Program (VEEP), UVM Extension 4H Program, and Seventh Generation. We began the day with a Compass Points activity and a discussion about the importance of having a well balanced team.  We introduced ourselves briefly and then voted on a process to make collective decisions.  We briefly […]

Bill McKibben to Speak in Northfield

Come see environmentalist and world famous Climate Activist Bill McKibben speak! Bill McKibben When: Sat., Jan. 23, 4-5 p.m. Phone: 802-485-9121 Price: Donations. The author and environmental activist brings the heat with “Climate Change and the Response of People of Faith.” Northfield Falls St. Jacob of Alaska Orthodox Church 376 Route 12, Northfield Falls Barre/Montpelier 802-485-9121 www.stjacobofalaska.org Be the first to review this location!