Last year, approximately 700 young Vermonters from over twenty different schools and universities marched down State Street in Montpelier and gathered on the State House lawn in the largest youth-focused political rally in Vermont’s history. These students were all united in the belief that greater political action must be taken to address the threat of climate change. Student organizers are currently working hard to make this year’s Youth Lobby Day, taking place April 12th, 2017, even bigger and better than last years’ event.
Learn more about Youth Lobby Day 2017 here!
#MapleMosaic Art Installation – Get Involved
Our Climate, a member of Energy Independent Vermont, will be organizing a huge art installation that will come alive during Youth Lobby Day, April 12th.
This is an opportunity to get creative, express yourself, and participate in a true community project! Anyone is invited to create a tile (1ft cardboard square) and mail it to VPIRG (see Maple Mosaic Toolkit for details).
All the tiles will become a mosaic in the shape of a maple leaf symbolizing the peoples of Vermont coming together demanding that the government gives nature a voice and does all they can to combat climate change.
Our Climate is working with the Emmy-award winning documentary series, Years of Living Dangerously, on a campaign called “Put A Price On It.” Their campaign advocates for a fair price on carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. Learn more at putapriceonit.org