Student Symposium on Sustainability 2020

We believe that ecological sustainability is a defining issue of our generation and that students from across the region must work together in order to advance solutions for wiser, more sustainable use of global resources.

Moravian Academy would like to provide students from the Lehigh Valley a space and time to collaborate on local sustainability challenges. We hope to set the pace of conversation for students leaders who wish to create a more sustainable world and inspire action by sharing information about problems and solutions.

We hope that our collective efforts will result in increased student leadership on high school campuses across the Valley and actionable ideas that will improve our environment.

What
Student Symposium on Sustainability 2020

Where
: Moravian Academy, Upper School Campus, 4313 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem
 
When: Saturday, March 28th, 12:00 - 4:00 pm
 
Who: Lehigh Valley high school students and their advisors, passionate about improving their environment
 
Cost: None
 
Format:
 
Step 1 - Get Inspired
Welcome and keynote address offered by a local high school or college student who has led sustainability efforts in their community.
 
Step 2 - Share Ideas with Other Schools
Students will attend two self-selected discussion sessions led by Moravian Academy students. Possible topics include endangered species, consumer activism, climate justice, food waste, and single-use plastics.
 
Step 3 - Sustainability Activity
Students will all group together to complete an activity related to sustainability.
 
Step 4 - Share & Committment
We will regroup one last time to review our ideas for change, share something learned, and think about how we can work to change our future! 

We are aiming to make this a low impact gathering, so, when possible, please consider carpooling, bringing your own refillable water bottles, and using electronic devices in place of paper. Electricity will be provided by our on-site solar array!
 
Refreshments and snacks will be offered to all participants.
 
For questions, email Mr. Cole Wisdo at cwisdo@mamail.net.

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