Senator Ken Haar has been at the forefront of climate change legislation in the Nebraska Legislature. Aware that there are some voices missing – those for whom climate change will have the most impact – the Senator is organizing a Nebraska Youth Summit on Climate and is seeking 50 applicants between the ages of 15-25. Participants will learn about the legislative process, community organizing, and speaking to elected officials and the press about climate policy. The day will culminate with a press conference in the Capitol Rotunda. Application Deadline: Sunday, January 10th at 11:59 p.m. Apply here.
Please note that application does not ensure admission to the Summit. Selected applicants will be notified by January 15, 2016.
Schedule of Events:
Summit Keynote Address by Reverend Lennox Yearwood – Open to the Public
Wednesday, January 27th at 7:00 p.m. in UNL’s Nebraska Union, 14th & R
Senator Haar has invited one of the best youth organizers in the nation as a special guest: Reverend Lennox Yearwood of the Hip Hop Caucus, who will also assist with some of the training during the Youth Summit.
Nebraska Youth Summit on Climate Thursday, January 28th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln, 1445 K Street. The Summit will be limited to 50 youth ages 15 to 25, and an application is required.
If you are between the ages of 15 and 25 and are considering this event, please give some thought to the following: What would you like to say to Nebraska’s legislators about how climate change will affect your quality of life in the future? How can you help pass good legislation to mitigate the worst effects of climate change in Nebraska? Get the tools you will need at the Nebraska Youth Summit on Climate.
For more information on the Nebraska Youth Summit on Climate and to print and post a color flyer at your school visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1669844043272664/