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!

Registration for the 2020 Youth Climate Summit is now closed.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday!

Click here for the 2020 Agenda

Click here for the 2020 Speaker Bios and Workshop Descriptions

What is a Youth Climate Summit?

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 5-8 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.

All participating students are required to be accompanied by an advisor for the duration of the Summit. Please reach out to the coordinators if this would prevent your school from being able to attend.

Check-in on the day of the Summit will occur in Lerner Hall (2920 Broadway, New York, NY 10027) at 8:30am. The entire Summit will take place in Lerner Hall.

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

Unfortunately, we are not able to provide assistance with parking or transportation. Click here for a list of commercial parking garages near campus.

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

Columbia University EcoReps, in partnership with Consilience

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