Redesigning Our Future: National Environmental Summit for High School Students
July 9-13, 2013
Two leading organizations - the Center for the Environment at Catawba College and Rocky Mountain Institute - are partnering to provide an opportunity for young environmental leaders to learn, create, share, interact, grow, connect, and build relationships. You know you have unique talents and particular interests; at Redesigning Our Future, you will learn the skills needed to use your passions to create a sustainable world. Small group workshops will focus on creating a toolbox of leadership skills that can be used now and in your future.
Who can attend?
The summit is open to students nationally and internationally who will be high school juniors or seniors in the 2013-2014 academic year.
When/Where is it?
The summit will be held in Summer 2013 on the Catawba College campus. Catawba College is in Salisbury, NC, just north of metropolitan Charlotte. Participants will be housed in Abernethy Village, a complex of LEED-certified residence halls. These are not co-ed dorms. Programming will occur on Catawba College's 189-acre Fred Stanback, Jr. Ecological Preserve and in the labs and classrooms of the Center for the Environment's green facility.
Student comments from the 2011 summit
"The summit was a great way to meet similar minded people with a shared passion. It gave me the confidence I needed to start environmental initiatives."
"I feel like I've grown a lifetime away from where I started. I was given the push to truly take a step in the direction of helping to save this earth. I was given the tools to be an awesome leader and bring us to a greener world."
"The summit helped me incorporate all the things I love with my love of the earth. It helped me understand the processes that one must undergo in order to help others understand and work with an ecological choice."
Want to Sponsor a Student This Year?
In order to keep the National Environmental Summit for High School Students affordable for all, we must raise funds to offset the cost. Please consider partnering with us in offering this transformative experience for high school students by sponsoring a student for the 2013 event. You may make your check out to the Center for the Environment at Catawba College with National Environmental Summit in the memo line and send it to the Center for the Environment, Catawba College, 2300 West Innes Street, Salisbury, NC 28144. For additional information, please contact Dolly Farrell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704.637.4295.
Do You Know High School Students with an Interest in the Environment?
If you know rising high school juniors or seniors who have a keen interest in environmental stewardship, please encourage them to apply for the 2013 National Environmental Summit.