Upcoming Event: Lobby Day!

Do you want to have an impact on Vermont climate politics? Now’s your chance! Join us on January 26 in Montpelier for our first lobby day of the 2024 legislative session, (and bring a friend)! We will start our day at the VNRC office at 8:45 am and then walk over to the statehouse as a group. ***Please RSVP by January 22 if you would like the opportunity to meet with your legislators. Email youthlobbyvt@gmail.com or mariah.keagy@veep.org with any questions.

Last Chance for Climate Advocacy and Activism Trainings! Join us at Youth Climate Leaders Academy!

Climate Law and Policy Advocacy training with Conservation Law Foundation’s was postponed (due to covid) and will be part of this year’s Youth Climate Leaders Academy!  We will have climate advocacy trainings as part of the skills trainings on Friday and Saturday of the retreat. This is the last week to register. Climate Advocacy Workshops: Climate Advocacy with Amy Shollenberger, political strategist, campaign organizer and lobbyist with Action Circles, Friday, December 1st, 3:50-5:20 Climate Law and Policy with Chase Whiting, staff attorney with Conservation Law Foundation Saturday, December 2nd, 10:40-12:15   For more information and to sign up to join […]

Training: How YOU can effect climate law and policy

Our second to last training is coming up on Thursday! Join us in Burlington to hear from Chase Whiting, Staff Attorney with Conservation Law Foundation on how YOU can effect climate law and policy in Vermont. Location: Vermont Law School offices, Burlington Date/Time: Thursday, November 9th, 5:30-7:00 Who: Youth (and their adult allies/partners)   Pizza and introductions at 5:30 RSVP by Wednesday so we can feed you!!!!   Coming up… Our LAST training will be part of a policy series at Youth Climate Leaders Academy on December 1st/2nd in Fairlee, VT. Hosted by Vermont Energy Education Program, click here for […]

Learn how to communicate with YOUR Legislators on THURSDAY!

Our second FALL YOUTH ADVOCACY TRAINING is this Thursday! Hosted by Youth Lobby Training: How to communicate with YOUR legislators     Trainers: Vermont Conservation Voters & VPIRG Location: Rutland, VT (RSVP for exact location) Time: 5:30-7:00pm Things start at 5:30pm with PIZZA and introductions followed by youth advocacy/civics training on how to have your voice heard by your legislators in and outside of the statehouse. Come, bring a friend or two! RSVP for directions and so we can make sure we have pizza for you!

Youth Lobby Advocacy Training NEXT WEEK!

Our first FALL YOUTH ADVOCACY TRAINING is next week! RSVP to join us IN OUR Statehouse to learn about how to get your voices heard there. Things start at 5:30pm at the Vermont Natural Resources Council office in Montpelier with PIZZA and introductions, and then will head over to the Statehouse with local lobbyist, Jill Sudhoff-Guerin, who will be training us on how to navigate OUR Statehouse. Come, bring a friend or two, and RSVP so we can make sure we have pizza for you!

Youth Advocacy Training Series

  This fall Youth Lobby is organizing a series of Youth Advocacy Trainings throughout the state of Vermont. These trainings are designed to help educate and empower youth in ways that they can get involved and be heard in their state government. Each training is centered around a different topic and is hosted in collaboration with Youth Lobby partner organizations throughout the state. Each event will begin at 5:30 with a “Meet and Greet” over pizza and wrap up with a short Youth Lobby logistical meeting. We kick-off the series on October 5th with an introduction to how to Navigate […]

Youth Lobby Meeting- August 24th

Join us on August 24th at Camp Meade in Middlesex, VT at 6pm to help us make a plan for our actions the coming year. If you have not joined us in the past, this is the perfect time to get involved. All are welcome! (No prior experience with Youth Lobby or statehouse policy or activism necessary) If you can’t make this meeting, keep an eye out for the upcoming exciting events that will come out of our planning meeting, and ways to get involved and have your voice heard. (P.S. This planning meeting is rain or shine, as there is […]

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 […]

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 […]