National Youth Policy Summit Students Present Energy-Usage Goals
Last week, eight students from the National Youth Policy Summit for National Energy Innovation visited with the Center for Green Schools staff members to give a presentation on policies that they created on environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient issues. The students presenting were from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Fairfax, Va. and Alabama School of Fine Arts in Birmingham, Ala.
The National Youth Policy Summit is an event held annually that challenges students to create consensus-based policy recommendations on a wide variety of issues. In June 2011, the Keystone Center hosted the week-long Summit in Keystone, CO, which brought together 39 high school students from 10 different schools around the country to discuss solutions for current and future energy demands.
Part of the student’s work was to interact with leaders in the fields they were working in. Each student was assigned a stakeholder, which included NRDC, the United States Conference of Mayors and Army Energy Program, among others.
The students found eight focus areas, and presented these to the Center, giving clear and concise recommendations to be completed by the year 2060. Below are some highlights and goals from their presentation:
Oil and Gas Regulation
A big thanks to the following students for giving their incredible presentation: Chinmayee Balabhadrapatruni, Jason Ye, Angela Liu, Alec Powell, Ashby Marriott, Austin Robinson, Payton Walker and Ramsha Farrukh.