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The City’s Climate Change Youth Summit Celebrates Achievements by Students

Environment | April 29, 2021

The City of Mississauga is celebrating the achievements of students who have completed the City’s Climate Change Youth Challenge, Mission to Earth. The City will be hosting an online Youth Summit celebration on Thursday, May 6, 2021, during National Youth Week. The summit will include a keynote address from Kehkashan Basu, a Canadian youth and environmental and human rights activist as well as a special video message from Canadian Olympian, Hayley Wickenheiser. It will also include a careers panel, featuring four sustainability leaders who will explore various career paths in climate change action and environmental sustainability. The summit will wrap up with the announcement of first, second and third-place award recipients.

The online challenge engaged 11 secondary and 11 post-secondary teams, almost 150 youth across Mississauga and Peel Region, to get involved and help solve some of the biggest climate concerns facing the city. Youth teams were tasked with creating innovative solutions that could help transform Mississauga into a climate-resilient city by both mitigating and adapting to climate change. Additionally, teams were connected with sustainability expert mentors from across various sectors.

Virtual Youth Summit Details:

What:

Online Youth Summit for the City’s Climate Change Youth Challenge to celebrate the students’ achievements.

Who:

  • Members of Council
  • Industry leaders
  • Youth Challenge participants
  • High school and post-secondary students
  • All Mississauga youth
  • Educators

When:

Thursday, May 6, 2021
3-5 p.m.

Where:

The summit is online. Registration is required. Registered participants will receive meeting instructions and additional background materials.

The Climate Change Youth Challenge was an online educational program for high school and post-secondary students, as part of the implementation of the Climate Change Action Plan. Youth teams tackled one of four themes in the six-month challenge. The themes included Electric City, Connected Communities, Nature and Wellness and Circular Waste.

Learn more about the Climate Change Youth Challenge by visiting mississauga.ca/climate-change-youth-challenge/.

Visit yoursay.mississauga.ca/climate-change to learn more about the Climate Change Action Plan.

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Media Contact:
Catherine Nguyen-Pham
Communications Co-ordinator
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 5334
catherine.nguyen-pham@mississauga.ca
TTY: 905-896-5151