Held annually, the International Young Environmentalists Youth Summit (IYEYS) is a youth-imagined, youth-driven, and youth-executed event aimed at providing young environmentalists the tools they need to take their campaigns to the next level. From youth who have started global organizations, to youth who are leading school-based environmental projects, IYEYS is for everyone. We also welcome adults who are looking to learn more about how to implement youth leadership and engagement strategies into their classrooms, organizations, or even businesses.
Friday, April 13, 2018
The Point CDC
|5:00PM||Welcome||To kick off the fifth annual International Young Environmentalists Youth Summit, attendees will hear opening remarks from conference organizers, as well as participate in engaging ice-breaker activities. A light vegan dinner will be served.|
|6:00PM||Roundtable Discussions with Leaders||There will be a roundtable discussion with elected officials on progress made in NYC community. Elected and appointed government officials will discuss how they are helping to shape a more sustainable future through intimate discussions with conference participants.|
|7:00PM||Introductions, Screening, and Discussion||There will be a group discussion on issues that are personal to attendees; Why are you here? What role can you play?|
Saturday, April 14, 2018
The Point CDC
|9:00AM||Exhibit Hall and Breakfast||Over a dozen environmental organizations from across New York City and the country will visit the exhibit hall: Bronx River Alliance, National Wildlife Federation Eco Schools, Environmental Professionals of Color - NYC, Leave It Better, Green City Challenge, Grow to Learn NYC, Lower East Side Ecology Center, WE ACT, The Audubon Society, Waterfront Alliance, Alliance for Climate Education, Adirondack Council, The Youth Farm Leadership Council, Project EATS, Manhattan Mushroom Company. Each will share internship, and volunteer opportunities. A vegan breakfast will also be served.|
|10:00AM||Welcome||The staff of Greening Forward will launch the main day conference with a welcome.|
|11:00AM||Workshop Session A||Interactive workshops that focus on the types of impactful changes that are happening in the community.|
|11:55AM||Workshop Session B||Interactive workshops that focus on the types of impactful changes that are happening in the community.|
|12:35PM||Lunch||In order to reduce the conference's carbon footprint, all meals will be served vegan. Meals are prepared by the experienced staff of Kelston Bascom Catering.|
|2:00PM||Workshop Session C||Interactive workshops that focus on ways attendee can use their skills to create change.|
|2:55PM||Workshops Session D||A repeat of 2:00PM workshops will take place.|
|3:35PM||Reflections Panel with Greening Forward Staff||Emphasis on Youth Council and how they can join. Emphasis on grant writing for Earth Savers Club grants.|
|4:15PM||Closing Ceremony||Student participants will be handed a Greening Forward grant application, because each student will now be eligible for funding for their school or community environmental project.|
Greening Forward and the International Young Environmentalists Youth Summit is a proud member of the Global Youth Service Day Lead Agency Program for GYSD 2016. As the official organizer of Global Youth Service Day in our region, GYSD Lead Agencies are a vital part of creating a culture where young people have the opportunities and support to create positive change.
IYEYS Registration Fee Payment
If you are registering for more than one person, please pay the full amount directly through this link: www.paypal.me/GreeningForward
Greening Forward can provide lodging for the conference. This lodging will be at the Comfort Inn and Suites near Yankee Stadium (pictured below). Each room has two queen beds, and there will be three people in each room. The hotel has free wifi and complimentary breakfast.
Students must complete the 2018 Liability Release form in order to participate in the 2018 International Young Environmentalists Youth Summit. Forms may be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or brought to the conference in-person. Failure to return this form properly signed either electronically or at the time of the conference may result in you not be able to attend the conference without a reimbursement.