Finger Lakes Youth Climate Summit


Wednesday, November 1, 2023 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 


Local Solutions, Global Impacts: Climate Justice Starts Here

The FLI is thrilled to be hosting the 2023 Finger Lakes Youth Climate Summit at Hobart and William Smith Colleges on Wedsday, November 1, 2023 from 8:30 am - 1:30 pm. We invite you to bring a team of 5 students to launch your school env. class or club's climate change action projects for 2023! This year's Keynote Speaker is Hannah Barg, Climate Network Manager at The Wild Center, and North American Association for Environmental Education's 2023 Civics and Environmental Education Fellow. Hannah is a passionate advocate for climate justice and champion for youth leadership & action. 

 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 Interns Anjalee & Katrine, and FLYCS Youth Leadership Team
  • 9:15-10:45 am               Mini-Workshops
  • 10:45 - 11:15 am           Keynote Speaker- Hannah Barg      
  • 11:15 am – 12:00 pm              Lunch
  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm           Peer Networking & Climate Action Planning
  • 1:00 – 1:30 pm            Sharing Climate Action Plans & Closing Remarks


Thank you to our sponsors!

The Wyckoff Family Foundation

The Wild Center

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

NOAA’s Environmental Literacy Program