Saturday, September 21st 9AM
Student Union, SUNY New Paltz
1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY

Communities across the northeast are facing the reality of today’s climate challenges and are implementing solutions. The Climate Solutions Summit, on September 21st, provides an opportunity for organizers, students and people from all communities to actively collaborate on the climate solutions needed to protect our society and transition to a sustainable world. Starting at 9:00 AM, the Summit will provide a space to share projects, artwork, case studies, resources, experiences and skills to tackle climate change and implement solutions.

The transition to renewable energy and sustainability from a fossil fuel economy requires a solutions-focused movement. The Climate Solutions Summit fortifies existing momentum while inspiring new advocates to take action and lift up their communities. By inviting young people across New York State to participate in the Summit’s planning and organizing, we are ensuring that workshops and activities engage and empower youth attendees. This Summit’s intergenerational approach will expand the success of today’s environmental leaders while passing on experience to prepare the leaders of tomorrow.

Past Summits featured powerful keynotes, panels and workshops on renewable energy, energy efficiency, clean transportation, movement building and environmental justice. Like the first two, this year’s Summit will be inclusive and intersectional, inviting organizers, students and advocates from different backgrounds and regions of New York. The Climate Solutions Summit is working its way across the state, with the first summit in Western NY, the second in Central NY and the next in the Hudson Valley at SUNY New Paltz.

You can check out last year’s program here

If you are interested in participating in a workshop or event planning please contact us! We especially welcome and encourage students and youth to join the Summit planning.

Some of the organizing groups include: New Yorkers for Clean Power, Alliance for Clean Energy New York, Sustainable Hudson Valley, Scenic Hudson, SUNY New Paltz, NYPIRG, Clearwater, the Sierra Club, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, Climate Change Awareness and Action, and the Alliance for a Green Economy.

By Michaela Ciovacco, NYCP Organizer