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Vermont Youth Climate Summit 2017

Posted by Molly Huddle Coffey | December 4, 2017


On December 1, Rock Point students joined over 150 students from around the state at the Vermont Youth Climate Summit. Students gathered at UVM to discuss the changes in the climate they are likely to see in the coming years. The summit opened with a video message from Senator Bernie Sanders, encouraging students to keep moving our state toward energy efficiency and creating sustainable energy.

The goal of the Vermont Youth Climate Summit is to teach high school students the impacts of climate change through peer-to-peer learning. Encouraging students to take action is a key mission of the Summit and, during the summit, students worked to create climate action plans for their high schools that are designed to reduce their carbon footprint. Rock Point students presented their plan to audit our heating system and make it more efficient - something we have been working on over the past few years! Our students connected with many peers from around the state and are excited to become climate leaders in our community and beyond.

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