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Humboldt Global Youth Summit 2017: Teens Leading Healthy, Sustainable, and Equitable Communities

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Are you or do you know a teacher who is interested in engaging students with projects focused on sustainable food, water, and/or transport, zero waste, zero carbon, trade justice, and/or healthy, equitable communities?  Are you looking for an authentic audience for your students to present their sustainability projects?   

You and a group of your students are invited to the first annual Humboldt Global Youth Summit on Friday, February 17, 2017, at Humboldt State University from 9-2.  This year's theme is "One Planet Living: Creating Healthy, Equitable, and Sustainable Communities."  One Planet Living is a framework created by Bioregional that will serve as a platform to engage our students in examining and finding solutions for sustainability and equity challenges in our communities. This is our pilot year of this Youth Summit in Humboldt County, so space is limited and granted on a first come-first serve basis.  There is no charge for the Global Youth Summit, and lunch will be provided.  All secondary grade levels and disciplines are welcome! 

TEACHER STIPEND: We would like to offer a small stipend of ($200-300) to teachers who are willing and able to attend two planning meetings leading up to the Youth Summit, in addition to bringing a team of students to the Global Youth Summit on February 17.  This is fantastic opportunity to network with other globally-engaged educators, explore the One Planet Living principles with the experts, and contribute to the planning of this year's summit:

  • Meeting One: Introduction to the Youth Summit and One Planet Living Principles (Thursday, November 3, 4-6:30, HCOE, dinner provided) 
  • Meeting Two: Preparation for the Summit (Wednesday, January 11, 4-6:30, HCOE, dinner provided)
  • Global Youth Summit (Friday, February 17, 2017, 9-2, HSU, lunch provided)

To sign up to be part of the Global Youth Summit, please click here to complete the registration or contact me, Tara Kajtaniak, at

BioregionalHSU's International Education WeekCalifornia International Studies Project, and the Humboldt Global Educator Network, have partnered to create the 2017 Humboldt Global Youth Summit.