Youth Climate Summit

What is a Youth Climate Summit?

The 2020 Columbia University Youth Climate Summit will be held Friday, March 6th, 8:30am-5pm, on Columbia’s campus and is FREE to attend! Check back here for when the registration link opens in the coming weeks.

At the Columbia Youth Climate Summit, high school students will learn about climate change on a personal level through plenary speakers and workshops that demonstrate actionable ways to engage in the climate movement. The Summit concludes with participants being mentored through the process of writing a climate action plan, a project outline they can implement in their school or community. We encourage high schools to register with a team of around 10 students (please feel free to reach out to the coordinators if you would like to bring a larger group). In the weeks following the Summit, Columbia students will follow up with each high school to assist with students’ progress.

At the Columbia Youth Climate Summit, students will:

Speakers from previous summits include:

Some other helpful links

Free lunch will be provided to all students and teachers. We will do our best to accommodate any dietary restrictions

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Silas Swanson (, Maria Chart (, or Justin Paik ( with any further questions.

Columbia University EcoReps

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Silas Swanson
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Maria Chart
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Justin Paik
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