Welcome to the Environmental Youth Conference blog!

The City of Los Angeles believes that today's youth are our biggest allies in our fight against climate change and global warming.

The Environmental Youth Conference engages young Angelenos to play a critical role in not only participating in our greening initiatives, but helping us educate others as well. This conference, the largest of its kind anywhere in the world, is for the youth and by the youth. Our youngsters run it, conduct workshops, publicize it, experience it and enjoy it.

Be part of it today! If you've attended the Environmental Youth Conference in the past, tell us what you think!

For more information, visit www.milliontreesla.org.

Friday, August 28, 2009

WANTED: Youth Speakers at the Environmental Youth Conference

Are you passionate about your Green ideas and want to talk about it at the EYC? If you are 12 to 18 years old and interested in making a panel presentation before conference attendees from the Los Angeles area as well as other countries, send an e-mail to Lisa.Sarno@lacity.org by September 21 (deadline was extended).
Please include the following information in your email:
• Complete contact information of youth presenter (name, age, school/organizational affiliation, email address, and phone number)
• Brief description (1-2 paragraphs) of the environmental project that you want to present at the conference

A presentation about any environmental project will be considered. However, this year’s panels will emphasize on the following: WATER CONSERVATION, ALTERNATIVE ENERGY, and SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION. Some examples include storm water capture through tree plantings, green technology such as solar and wind power, and eco-friendly clothing.

Applicants who are selected will be notified by September 30th, and must accept or decline by 5pm on October 7th.

If you have any questions, call 213-473-9950 or submit questions to MTLA’s comments section on www.milliontreesla.org