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Some people think that there is nothing they can do to change the world. Others do not think so.

Introducing the 6th iteration of the annual Richmond Earth Day Youth (REaDY) Summit! REaDY Summit is a youth-led conference promoting environmental awareness and action by presenting the unique opportunity for participants to be in close contact with sustainability experts discussing current environmental challenges. Through motivational speakers and engaging workshops, the REaDY Summit hopes to foster a new generation of environmental and sustainability leaders.

 

The event itself is the culmination of the efforts of the Richmond Green Ambassadors, a group of high school students in Richmond who volunteer their time to be the city’s environmental stewards. The Green Ambassadors are supported and mentored by City of Richmond, School District, and David Suzuki Foundation staff to plan and deliver the annual REaDY Summit. Green Ambassador volunteers learn valuable leadership, event planning, community convening, and technical skills. These same keen youth are also connected with many community activities throughout the year including waste diversion, composting, tap water promotion, and other environmental stewardships programs.

 

In 2016, the REaDY Summit was honored to be the first place recipient of the 2016 Our Canada Project award, from Learning for A Sustainable Future in partnership with RBC (www.ourcanadaproject.ca)! A big thanks to all the student volunteers and organizers, and the City of Richmond, Richmond School District, and David Suzuki Foundation for making this special award possible!

 

This year, the 6th annual REaDY Summit hopes to once again mobilize a new generation of environmental activists through workshops exploring topics such as circular economics, food sustainability and energy conservation. The 2017 occurrence, taking on the theme of “Growing Towards Another 150” in reflection of Canada’s past, present and future on the year of its sesquicentennial, will take place on Saturday, April 26 at Hugh Boyd Secondary School. This is not an opportunity that you will want to miss! Please feel free to visit our website at http://www.readysummit.ca/ or Facebook page at www.facebook.com/readysummit/

 

Every small contribution counts. And we are REaDY to make our own.