FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northern Environmental Action Team (NEAT) is hosting the Northern Youth Climate Summit (NYCS), a virtual conference highlighting the causes, consequences, and solutions to the climate crisis.

The NYCS is a free, two-day event for high school students in northern BC, northern Alberta, Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. Students should be in groups of 6 to 12 from each school to form a Climate Action Team for their school or community.

The summit’s goal is to help students create a three to five item Climate Action Plan that will help develop a creative plan to bring to administrators and peers. The NYCS is a way to empower students, gain leadership skills, and be confident to be leaders for climate action, according to NEAT.

Keynote speakers for the event will be Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist, Sheila Watt-Cloutier, a 2007 Nobel Peace Prize nominee, and Shane Koyczan, a Canadian Spoken Word poet.

Along with speakers, there will be different breakout sessions facilitated by different guests.

More information and to register can be done on NEAT’s website.