Finger Lakes Youth Climate Summit


Thursday, November 3, 2022 from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT
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Vandervort Room, Scandling Center 
Pulteney Street
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva, NY 14456

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Nadia Harvieux 
Finger Lakes Institute 
(425)417-3578 mobile/text 


Your Impact Matters: Awareness, Action and Accountability for our Climate!

The FLI is thrilled to be hosting the 2022 Finger Lakes Youth Climate Summit at Hobart and William Smith Colleges on Thursday, November 3, 2022 from 8:30 am - 1:30 pm. We invite you to bring a team of students to launch your school env. class or club's climate change action projects for 2022! This year's Keynote Speaker is Aryaana Khan, environmental scientist, poet and organizer working to address the climate crisis. She is currently a resident of New York City -- but was born and raised in Bangladesh, a country annual submerged underwater as a result of climate change.

 About the Summit

The Finger Lakes Youth Climate Summit is a one day conference during which high school students learn about the science behind climate change, impacts on the Finger Lake region and what they can do to combat climate change. Students work with their classmates to develop a Climate Action Plan to tackle an actionable project at their school. At the end of the summit, students will leave with a plan to initiate action in their schools and communities, new friends from other schools, and a sense of determination and empowerment to make positive change for the good of the environment!


  • 8:30 am                        Registration Opens
  • 8:30- 9 am                    Sustainability Activities and Sharing Session
  • 9 - 9:15 am                   Welcome- FLI Intern Katrine Berg and FLYCS Youth Leadership Team
  • 9:15-10:15 am               Mini-Workshops
  • 10:15 - 11 am                 Keynote Speaker- Aryaana Khan      
  • 11 – 11:45 am               Lunch
  • 11:45 am – 12:45 pm     Climate Action Planning
  • 12:45 – 1:30 pm            Sharing Climate Action Plans & Closing Remarks

Mini-Workshop Session Topics

  • Environmental Justice
  • Climate Smart Communities
  • Composting
  • How to (Re)Start your Environmental Club
  • Recycling and Waste Reduction
  • Climate Hazard Mitigation
  • Individual Actions for a Sustainable Future
  • Youth Leadership and Activism
  • more TBA!


Thank you to our sponsors!

The Wyckoff Family Foundation

The Wild Center

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

NOAA’s Environmental Literacy Program