Welcome to the Western New York Youth Climate Action Summit! Climate change poses an existential threat to the well-being of societies and ecosystems around the world. While this can often seem overwhelming, individuals have the power to effect real change once they acquire the necessary leadership skills and knowledge. Delivering these attributes to a new generation of young leaders is the goal of this summit.

On June 3rd, 2017 we will bring together high school age youth from around the region to participate in a one-day summit focused on the knowledge and leadership skills necessary to foster a generation of people able to combat climate change. This summit will be led by WNY Master Teachers with a passion for environmental awareness and science-based education. We hope to see you on June 3rd, 2017 for a day of exploration, inquiry, action, and community connection. We are looking to empower active students with the knowledge and skills to affect real change surrounding climate change in their communities.


On June 3rd of this year, a group of western New York region SUNY Master Teachers will be hosting a conference for high school students. The conference will focus on climate change, specifically the actions and community advocacy that students can engage in to address it.

The conference will take place at the Buffalo State College campus and run from 8:00am to 9:00pm

Students will be intensively involved in hands-on activities aimed at highlighting ways they can mitigate climate change along with actions that can be taken to motivate others towards involvement.

Students will develop their own action plan for their communities and leave with that plan in hand.

Here you can find some information on the day’s agenda as well as a campus map. More materials will be here as the event draws nearer.

Here is the day’s Agenda

Here is a Campus map of Buffalo State College