The Northern Environmental Action Team (NEAT) will be hosting the Northern Youth Climate Summit (NYCS), a virtual conference that will highlight the causes, consequences and solutions of our climate in crisis.

What is the Northern Youth Climate Summit?

NYCS is an engaging, free, virtual 2-day summit with a goal of helping students create a 3 – 5 item Climate Action Plan (CAP) for their school community. Our hope is that students will develop a creative, thoughtful CAP that administrators will appreciate and support.

We view NYCS as an opportunity to empower students and help them gain leadership skills and the confidence to stand in front of administrators and peers and be leaders for climate action in their school or community.

Who can participate in the Northern Youth Climate Summit?

High schools from all over northern British Columbia, northern Alberta, Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut are invited to gather together a class or a group of leadership students who will create a climate action plan for their school or community.

How will the Northern Youth Climate Summit work?

NYCS will run over two days, October 20 & 21, 2021, with participants joining online.

Each day will begin with a fabulous keynote address followed by breakout sessions.  The afternoons of NYCS is all about hands-on climate action planning.  Students will learn about putting together a Climate Action Plan (CAP) and be able to network with students from other schools to share ideas while creating a CAP for their own school/community.

Who are the keynote speakers and facilitators for the Northern Youth Climate Summit?

Keynote Speakers:

Katharine Hayhoe – World Renowned Climate Scientist
Shane Koyczan – Spoken Word Artist
Sheila Watt-Cloutier – 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee


Forrest Galante – Wildlife Biologist
Dr. Courtney Howard – ER Physician
Al Klienschmidt – Energy Solutions Manager, Pacific Northern Gas
Laura Fash – Climate Action Coordinator – National Farmer’s Union
Don Pettit – Peace Energy Cooperative
Christine Gufstason – Harbour Greene
Patricia Dehnel – Certified Personal Planner
Galen Armstrong – For Our Kids

Who can we contact with questions?

Please contact Susan McGarvey, Education Coordinator, at or by phoning 250-785-6328 x3, with questions or concerns.

How do we register?

Registration for NYCS 2021 will open in August.

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