Ecology North has been hosting a bi-annual Young Leader’s Summit on Climate Change since 2008. For the summer of 2017, we plan to take the summit on the road again! This August, Ecology North is partnering with BYTE for a journey from Whitehorse to Dawson City, Yukon. Similar to the 2015 Summit, this will be an incredible opportunity for young northerners to experience the natural land that is being affected by climate change, while learning from people that can offer many different meaningful perspectives on climate change.
In the Summer of 2015, we invited 10 youths from across the three northern territories to Yellowknife, where we promptly took them down the highway to Hay River. Along the way they met elders, scientists, government leaders, were tasked with challenges. The youth camped along the way, cooked and cleaned and had a variety of visitors.
It proved an incredible journey, and the youth made great friends, learned a great deal about climate change and how it is impacting people, communities, and the the natural environment.
You can read the CBC story on the Young Leaders' Summit here.
You can download the Final Report on the summit here.