Two Sundays ago, on October 2nd, Seattle Youth CAN hosted our second annual Youth Climate Action Summit at Woodland Park Zoo. With over a hundred people registered the event was bigger then ever! The morning started out with an inspirational introduction and performance from keynote speaker, Aji Piper. Followed by workshops, an art filled lunch, community groups tabling at an action fair, and sustainability tours the summit was full of endless fun things to see and do. This year the summit went an hour longer and included many different things in its line up. A favorite of mine was the sustainability tours. I attended the Zoo Doo tour and got to meet Dr. Doo and his piles of compost. With interesting facts about how all that Zoo Doo gets made over the year it was a full ride of laughs and learning.
The summit while only in its second year has consistently proven to be a fun way to get teens motivated to make change in their communities and become more passionate about the climate and how it affects the world around them.
By Katherine Fry
About the author: Katherine has been on the summit planning committee the past 2 years, and is a ZooCorps volunteer/intern and senior at Chief Sealth International High School