Mission: The Sustainability Through Student Voices conference is designed to empower students, teachers, administrators, and parents to implement systemic changes around the critical issues of sustainability. It is the power of our collective voices that will enable us to take the actions necessary to secure a sustainable future for our communities and our planet.
Jaimie Cloud Our 2019 Keynote Speaker
Jaimie is passionate about “the potential of schools and communities learning and working together toward sustainable community development.”
Discussion panel on youth activism and environmental justice!
Our afternoon panel discussionwill feature:
Josiah Dunn and Shaheedah Majolagbe,students who attended the COP24 conference in Poland
Eli Conlin, Zero Hour NYC
Milo McBride, Sunrise NYC Chapter
Zubaida Bello, a spoken word artist who presented her poem at the recent UN Conference in NYC
The "Blue Wave" Art Installation
We are thrilled to announce that Pratt student and artist Samuel Pressman will be at the conference with his (massive!) installation built from the plastic waste produced in just 24 hours by the Pratt community. This piece is a great example of how to use design and visual impact to help inspire change. You'll also be able to meet the artist, and members of the Pratt LEAP environmental group, during lunch!
Lunchtime activism activities
Take a moment during lunch to:
Visit the Last Straw Campaign table for a campaign update and action opportunity
Meet the Blue Wave artist, Samuel Pressman, and members of the Pratt LEAP environmental activism group
Connect with Shien-Ru Tsao, Founder of Commit to Green,a privately-owned American social enterprise that designs and manufactures compostable packaging. These products are plastic free and made from a resin derived from plant and cornstarch. When placed in the right compost environment they turn into H20, CO2 and Humus providing nutrients to the soil in 180 days. Stop by and discuss ideas around product innovation and sustainability.
Pick up helpful info from DSNY about recycling and composting at your school.
Thank you to our planning committee!
Click here to meet the team who created this conference!
Who should attend?
This conference is appropriate students in 6th grade and higher, and we encourage schools to bring a 'pod' consisting of students, teachers, administrators, parents, trustees.