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Youth 4 Climate

Our mission is to empower youth to become climate leaders working together for an equitable, sustainable, and resilient future.

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Climate Strike San Diego – Sep 23, 2022

The Global Day of Climate Action is an annual direct action rally held in September, established by Fridays for Future. This day calls upon the world leaders to make concrete commitments to fight the climate crisis. This year, we demand policymakers and world leaders to prioritize #PeopleNotProfit!

Fall 2022 Youth4Climate Summit:

Intersectional Changemakers

When: October 9th from 1pm to 5pm

Where: UC San Diego Climate Action Lab

The Fall 2022 Youth4Climate Summit is for any young person interested in realizing their power to join the growing climate justice movement, and for any teacher or adult who wants to understand how to support these change makers! In this interactive and experiential event, you will learn about:

  • critical intersections between climate and other social justice issues
  • your unique niche within effective youth-led campaigns
  • how to engage your school community, such as through clubs

Whether you are brand new to this type of advocacy or an experienced organizer, this event will be a safe and structured space to grow and meet new people.

Registration cost: $25, with options to pay a partial fee or receive a full fee waiver.

4th Annual Youth Climate Action Summit

*** Recap ***

On June 11 Youth4Climate held its 4th annual Summit. Throughout the day, attendees participated in workshops that taught them about how to make public comments, do artivism, empower our friends to take action, and create effective messaging through social media. Youth also heard from inspiring speakers, who talked about the climate crisis and resilience, which you can watch on our instagram @youth4climate.350 .

Towards the end of the summit, participants got the chance to learn more about the different teams and campaigns at Youth4Climate and our current projects. Youth wrapped up the day building their climate resilience! On behalf of Youth4Climate, we want to thank all of those who attended and those who helped plan this incredible event, we couldn’t have done it without you!

* * * Big Win for Youth v. Oil * * * (Recap)

When: Apr 21st 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Where: City Hall

This past week, the San Diego City Council Environment Committee voted unanimously to support the Youth v. Oil resolution. The vote followed our delivery of over 1,200 petition signatures to Councilmembers and an interview on KPBS’ Midday Edition.

The petition asks the City of San Diego to sign a resolution calling upon Governor Newsom to:
• Stop issuing new oil drilling permits and begin phasing out existing oil wells.
• Create 2,500 ft safety zones between oil extraction sites and our homes, schools, and workplaces.
• Develop and launch a concrete plan to end oil drilling in California.

Here’s what Councilmember Marni von Wilpert, Vice Chair of the Environment Committee, said about our efforts:

“It gives me so much hope to see the next generation fighting for our future, fighting to end our dependence on fossil fuels, and fighting to bring the very real dangers of climate change to the forefront.”

Our resolution was just passed 8-0 by the San Diego City Council, and they will publicly join the growing call for Governor Newsom to phase out oil drilling in California!

“#People Not Profit” Climate Strike (Recap)

The San Diego Climate Reality YEA (Youth Environmental Action) Pod hosted a “#People Not Profit” Climate Strike on March 25 in front of the San Diego County Administration Building.  Members of Y4C participated.  This event was part of a Global Climate Strike organized by Fridays for Future.  The participants made the following DEMANDS to the state of California:

STOP Approving New Fossil Fuel Permits

DROP All Existing Fossil Fuel Production through a Fair and Just Transition

ROLL
 Out 3,200 foot Health & Safety setbacks between Neighborhoods and New and Existing Oil and Gas Wells 

Check out more pictures of the event: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1He9rGjc4KAJmcR1eZw7K9V49NtqAZHLz

Local press links:

KPBS Evening News (climate segment starts at time 4:12)

San Diego Union-Tribune

Join our Eco-Club Coalition

The Eco-Club Coalition (ECC) welcomes high school environmental clubs from across the country. The ECC is designed to help you establish a new eco-club or take your existing club to the next level. We provide you with resources and mentorship.

Email theo@youth4climate350.org for more info and to attend meetings.

Looking for your own resources for developing an Eco Club?  Check out our online DIY Eco Club Handbook.

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