Friday, May 6, 2011

National Youth Environmental Summit Coming Up in North Carolina


What: National Youth Environmental Summit: Redesigning Our Future
Who: The Center for the Environment at Catawba College
When: July 20-24, 2011
Where: Salisbury, North Carolina

Contact: Dan Savino

National Youth Environmental Summit Open to High School Students

Now is your chance to become an environmental leader for the future! All high school seniors and juniors are welcome and encouraged to attend an exciting Environmental Summit for America’s youth to be held this summer for four days starting on July 20. The Center for the Environment at Catawba College and the Rocky Mountain Institute will team up to put on a summit especially designed to engage students interested and talented in disciplines beyond the scope of the traditional environmental field. Students will be encouraged to use their talents to become effective leaders to advance environmental thinking and progress.

While exploring interests with other students in small groups, attendees will share passions and be taught specific skills that environmental leaders require to create a sustainable world. Leadership sessions will concentrate on whole systems thinking, collaboration, and effective communication. These elements are essential in order to work successfully in a connected, global community. There are four “R’s” to keep in mind. They are to reduce, reuse, recycle and rethink.

Apply today to be part of this valuable summit. Registration is only $200 thanks to our sponsors and donors. Scholarships will be available for those in need. This cost will cover materials needed for the sessions, as well as food and local transportation services.

College faculty and staff from the Rocky Mountain Institute and the Center for the Environment will run groups. Students will even receive real life field experience in the Catawba College Ecological Preserve. Act now and enroll today!

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1 comment:

  1. It's good to know that there are a lot of available environmental awareness training programs available nowadays, and that it is very available to our young ones. I wish I had that kind of education when I was still younger.