Lake Tahoe Youth Summit
Lake Tahoe, USA
Lake Tahoe and our global climate
needs our help
Fri 29 July
Location: North Tahoe Event Center
Times: 9am – 1pm PST
Youth from around Lake Tahoe (Nevada & California) are invited to join this free one-day Summit to explore the importance of a healthy Lake Tahoe in a climate-positive future, and develop a Blue Climate Action Plan to help Lake Tahoe.
Kids Speak for Parks
Robbie Bond started Kids Speak for Parks in 2017, at just 9 years old. Robbie has always been an advocate for the environment. His goal is to educate kids and their families about the importance of National Parks and monuments and inspire them to get involved in protecting these places. Robbie has been involved with Captain Planet Foundation since 2018.
ALL TIMES ARE IN PST (UTC-7)
9:00: Check in
9:15: The significance and stewardship of Lake Tahoe by the Washoe Tribe. A message from Darryl Cruz, Washoe Tribe Historic Preservation Office.
9:30: Introduction/Ice Breakers
10:00: Keep Tahoe Blue with speaker Kelci Brown
10:30: Beach Cleanup
12:00: Action Plan/ Wrap Up
About Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America, is about 1,644 feet deep. The lake spans the California & Nevada boundaries in the United States, and is one of the deepest lakes in the world.
Lake Tahoe, like other large freshwater lakes, is a major carbon sink (or resource that stores carbon), but only if the ecosystem is healthy & balanced. A healthy Lake Tahoe contributes to a blue climate positive future.
About Planeteer Alliance Blue Climate Action Summit Series
Oceans and freshwater lakes play a crucial role in slowing and reversing the effects of climate change. As part of our work in accelerating known climate solutions, the Planeteer Alliance is excited to be supporting the Blue Climate Action Summit Series to support Planeteers around the world in taking Blue Climate Action — work to protect and restore our oceans and lakes to help their communities and our planet.
The Blue Climate Action Summit Series is being built in collaboration with the NALYS organizers based on the principles they have identified for authentically engaging young people in communities around the world:
- Uplifting young people’s voices and ideas
- Empowering young people to connect with, protect, preserve and restore their water systems.
- The importance of story and culture in creating connections
- The importance of indigenous wisdom in restoring our waterways
- The interconnectedness of problems facing our planet and the intersectional approach needed to solve them.
Planeteer Alliance is a program of the Captain Planet Foundation, a US-based NGO with the mission of engaging and empowering young people to be problem solvers for the planet.