Richmond Earth Day Youth Summit
The Richmond Earth Day Youth (REaDY) Summit is a youth-led event that provides Richmond students the opportunity to learn, lead and connect as they actively engage in environmental stewardship. Through the unique partnership of the City of Richmond, the Richmond School District and the David Suzuki Foundation, REaDY helps build capacity for environmental education amongst Richmond secondary and elementary students, positioning them as change agents in their school and community.
One Earth, One Mind: From Local to Global– this is the theme for the 2018 Richmond Earth Day Youth (REaDY) Summit taking place on Friday, April 27, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Cambie Secondary School, 4151 Jacombs Road. In its seventh year, the REaDY Summit is a free youth-led event promoting environmental awareness and action through motivational speakers and inspiring workshops.
This year’s theme focuses on a variety of sustainability topics, including Richmond’s Adopt-a-park program, sustainable living options in Richmond and food sustainability. The theme was developed by a Steering Committee consisting of secondary students from the City of Richmond’s Green Ambassador program and reflects the desire to take action locally to contribute to a more sustainable future for all.
For the first time in the event’s history, elementary school classes will have the opportunity to attend REaDY as a field trip. Another new development for 2018 is the addition of an afternoon youth-action component held exclusively for the Green Ambassadors who will tour the Alexandra District Energy Utility and Terra Nova Pollinator Pasture to learn about the City of Richmond’s innovative sustainability projects.