Youth Climate Summit

July 12-14, 2019 at Miami, Florida

Following The Youth Climate March that took place on July 21, 2018 in 25 cities around the world, Zero Hour will be holding their next weekend of action called: This Is Zero Hour: The Youth Climate Summit, which will feature climate justice activists from the frontlines of environmental destruction. This summit has been conceived and organized exclusively by a diverse group of high school students in Florida and across the United States.

#ThisIsZeroHour international weekend of youth climate action is taking place on July 12th – 14th. The main event of this weekend of action is the Youth Climate Summit in Miami Florida: http://thisiszerohour.org/miami/. This summit is the grand culmination of the climate actions and mobilizations that have been happening since the first march in 2018. Many people say that all young people can do is protest and yell with signs, but with this summit we are proving we can take sophisticated grassroots action and build long term solutions.

Influential speakers at the event include:

– Greta Thunberg (via video chat)

– Bill Mckibben

– The youth founders of the Standing Rock #NODAPL movement

– The Zero Hour directors

– Former EPA Administrator Gina Mccarthy

– Flint Activist, Mari Copeny AKA “little miss flint”

– Nathan Phillips and his daughter

 

– Potentially more speakers are still being confirmed, such as some presidential candidates

– Members of Miami Local government (TBA)

 

Presidential Candidates Sending In Video Messages:

– Senator Bernie Sanders

– Senator Elizabeth Warren

– Senator Cory Booker

– Governor Jay Inslee

– CongressmanTim Ryan

– Former Congressman John Delaney

 

Timeline:

July 5th – 11th: All the Zero Hour teenage organizers will be staying in an Airbnb together in Miami, living together as one big youth organizing family putting the last pieces together for the summit. The organizers will be going out into the Miami community and recruiting for the weekend of action. They are open to behind the scenes interviews and coverage of what it’s like being a young person fighting the climate crisis.

Friday July 12th: Zero Hour will be hosting a climate strike & die in, in partnership with Extinction Rebellion Miami & Fridays for Future Miami at Miami City Hall (3500 Pan American Dr) , and after the rally we are holding a climate poetry/arts/culture event in the evening for summit participants at Tea and Poets. Performers at Tea and Poets including Zero Hour Partnerships Director Arielle Martinez Cohen, Rev Yearwood, and the Hip Hop Caucus.

Saturday & Sunday July 13th -14th: The actual Youth Climate Summit will take place at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Miami Airport & Convention Center.

For more information, please check out our folder for reporters, which contains details for news organizations covering the summit. For any other questions, feel free to email kimberlygutzler2@gmail.com.