At the 12th B&NES Youth Climate Summit on Friday 14th February, around 150 Bath school students will be stepping up to take responsibility for the way we interact with the world around us.
For the first time ever, the annual summit will be held at King Edward’s School’s main site, enabling a record number of local schools to attend.
In a world where forest fires, animal extinctions and record temperatures reach the headlines on a daily basis, it is more important than ever for younger generations to get involved.
With speakers ranging from Green Party member, Fay Whitfield to Michael Pitts, an underwater photographer, Alisdair Naulls from the Marine Conservation Society and sustainable business leaders from organisations including Sustrans (the UK walking and cycling charity) and Grow Bristol, there will be a variety of diverse and current topics discussed.
There will also be workshops available to further consider in small groups the issues raised by the event’s speakers.
The one-day event is intended to inspire students to think about the changes they can make in their schools to be more sustainable, display the wide variety of environmentally-oriented careers that are available and build their discussion skills in a friendly environment.
Schools attending the Summit include Hayesfield, KES, Kingswood, Norton Hill, Prior Park College, Ralph Allen, St Laurence and St Mark’s.