Youth Energy Summit

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Youth Energy Summit

  1. 1. A program of : Southwest Initiative Foundation & Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center
  2. 2. Experiential Education! Hands-on experiential education to address energy opportunities and issues, build teams, and create dynamic leaders for our future. Putting energy into our future… literally!
  3. 3. Key Objectives  Increase knowledge about opportunities & issues related to energy sources, renewable energy, climate change and conservation  Engage youth in their communities and empower then to take positive action  Build young people’s awareness of career and economic opportunities in the clean energy industry  Improve leadership and community-building skills  Create more energy-sustainable communities
  4. 4. 2008-2009 Teams • Atwater-Cosmos- • Springfield Grove City • Willmar • Canby • Yellow Medicine East • Glencoe-Silver Lake • Lac qui Parle Valley • Marshall • Montevideo • Morris • New London-Spicer • Redwood Valley
  5. 5. YES Outcomes • Increasing knowledge… – 120+ youth and 16+ coaches in 12 communities taking part • Engaging youth in communities… – Working with other students in their schools – Interacting with thousands of community members – Over 50 businesses/organizations working with energy action projects • Students making a difference… – conserving energy, generating clean and renewable energy, reducing climate change emissions Putting energy into our future…literally!
  6. 6. Questions? Contact… Anne Dybsetter, PWELC anne.dybsetter@co.kandiyohi.mn.us 320.354.5894 Cheryl Glaeser, SWIF cherylg@swifoundation.org 320.583.3847 Thank you!

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