YES 2015 Conference

Students Invited to Attend Award-Winning Sustainability Conference

Youth for the Environment and Sustainability Conference, YES!

If you are interested in transportation and climate change issues, clean air and a healthy environment come to the 2015 YES Conference. Click here to register.

Who? Students from throughout the nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Area

What? Attend the Youth for the Environment and Sustainability Conference, YES!

When? Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 10 a.m.

Where? Joseph P. Bort MetroCenter, 101 8th Street, Oakland (next to the Lake Merritt BART station)

Why? It’s FUN and FREE!

On Saturday, February 7, 2015, middle- and high-school students from around the nine-county Bay Area will gather to exchange ideas, participate in workshops and share stories from their schools and communities about how youth can lead the way in promoting safe and healthy communities.

Conference organizers are encouraging students to register for the event as well as to get involved with development of content by signing up to present their own school or community efforts. Students, teen leaders, teachers and youth advisors can submit proposals to make a presentation, lead or participate in a panel discussion or guide an interactive session.

The 2015 gathering builds on the first YES Conference, held in November 2013, which brought together some 90 students from around the region for a full day of inspirational presentations, brainstorming and idea-haring. The inaugural conference received the 2014 Breathe California Award in the Public Awareness category.

At the upcoming February 7 conference, students will have the opportunity to exchange ideas, participate in workshops, and share stories from their schools and communities about how youth can lead the way in promoting safe and healthy communities. Participants will learn how they can take advantage of
alternatives like bicycling, walking, public transit and neighborhood carpooling
to promote stronger communities and a cleaner planet.

There is no cost to attend the conference and breakfast and lunch will be provided. Parents and teachers are welcome. Students must have their parents’ permission to attend. Conference updates and related sustainability opportunities and resources are being posted to the Youth for the Environment and Sustainability Facebook page.

The YES Conference is part of the Spare the Air Youth program and is sponsored by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD). MTC is the Bay Area’s regional transportation planning, coordinating and financing agency. BAAQMD is the agency responsible for protecting air quality in the nine-county Bay Area.