Hello There! Here is the invitation to this year's Green Teen Summit at Harker School. This seems like a great opportunity for everyone in the Bay Area, adults and teens. Guess who else will be there? Bill McKibben! The founder of 350.org (which held Moving Planet Day). Buy your tickets today! If any school or organization can pledge to bring 20 students, all 20 tickets are free! I'll be there, will you? Check back in Sunday to see my coverage of the event as well!
Who will I be seeing this Saturday?
Attention all Bay Area high school students!
Get inspired, connected, and empowered at the Green Teen Summit, a half-day event hosted at Harker Upper School thisSaturday, April 14, 2012.
You will get a chance to:
- hear from amazing keynote speaker Bill McKibben, Founder of 350.org and "probably the world's leading environmentalist" (according to the The Boston Globe)
- get trained to lead by the Alliance for Climate Education (ACE)
- explore a solar-powered bus that toured America
- attend skills workshops
- have lunch with mentors already working in "green" business
- and more!
Find additional information and register at greenteensummit.eventbrite.
com. Tickets are $10 (including light breakfast & lunch). This is sure to be an EXCELLENT event!
No "green" experience is necessary! This event is targeted towards teens who are potentially interested in pursuing a sustainable project at their school or ones who are just interested in learning about more ways to be green! Three years ago, my co-organizers Shreya and Daniela randomly went to an optional assembly held by ACE as freshmen. They had ZERO green experience. After the amazing presentation, they decided they wanted to reduce our school's carbon footprint, applied for a grant from ACE, and won $5,500! Through months of hard work and successfully reducing our school's carbon footprint with an energy-savings project, they co-founded their own organization, SmartPowerEd (www.smartpowered.org). Since then, Shreya and Daniela have been featured at Powershift 2011, speak at the White House Grid Modernization Event and represent ACE at the Clinton Global Initiative.
Don’t be afraid to take action! If you have a great idea or question, reach out to someone, whether it be a teacher, parent, mentor, or someone from an organization like ACE. Who knows what will happen to you after you attend this summit and meet a number of phenomenal people with expertise in the "green" field? Don't pass up this incredible opportunity!
We hope you’ll join us! Be sure to visit greenteensummit.eventbrite.com to register or email me firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
Thank you! :)
Senior at the Harker Upper School
Green Teen Summit Outreach Leader