Youth Council

Earth Day Northwest 2020 Youth Council

For the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Earth Day Northwest 2020 is bringing together leaders from around the region to take action on problems like climate justice. But first, they want to hear from us young people about what issues matter most!

Earth Day Northwest 2020 is committed to protecting the natural environment and building livable, equitable communities. But what does that mean, exactly? A better public transit system? 100% renewable energy across the state by 2030? More parks and greenspaces in our neighborhoods? Something else entirely? That’s for us to decide!

On September 14th, Earth Day Northwest 2020 is hosting a one-day Youth Summit. Where youth (ages 16-24) will have the chance to tell businesses, local governments, NGOs, and community leaders who are committed to change what we want to focus on for the next five years – and where they can support these efforts.

Applications are now closed, but there are still opportunities to get involved.  Contact to find out more.

Miyo McGinn
Co-Chair, Earth Day Northwest 2020 Youth Council

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Earth Day Northwest 2020 Youth Summit

September 14th, 2019

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No one has a bigger stake in the future of our region than the young people that live here. To ensure that their voices are part of the conversation, Earth Day Northwest is hosting a Youth Summit.

Young people from around the region will come together in Seattle in September for this one-day conference, where they’ll discuss the issues they want to see addressed in the next five years. Following the conference, representatives from the Summit will address the Earth Day Northwest Leadership Group as Earth Day Youth Ambassadors, sharing the youth-identified priorities and suggested next steps over the next five years.

In an attempt to ensure that the current (and future!) diversity of experiences and needs in the region is represented at the Summit, 50 Youth Ambassadors with a diversity of identities, backgrounds, and interests, will be selected.

Getting so many engaged young people into the same room offers the opportunity to form connections across communities and interests, catalyzing further action. All applicants will also be invited to participate in any future Earth Day Northwest 2020 Youth Council projects.