Next Generation Youth Environmental Congress
The University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus will host students and youth from across Minnesota at the Next Generation Environmental Congress. The Congress participants will influence the future of Minnesota’s environment, gain recognition as young leaders and broaden their networks.
The Next Generation Environmental Congress is a collaboration of Minnesota Youth Environmental Network (MNYEN), statewide MPIRG and the Youth Environmental Advocates – Minnesota (YEA! MN), affiliated with the Will Steger Foundation. It will be followed on Monday, February 25, by a youth lobby day at the Capitol.
The Next Generation Environmental Congress will provide youth with direct influence on the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board’s (EQB) Environmental Congress, which will be held March 15th. The EQB is a “super-agency” of all state environment agencies and the Environmental Congress is intended to be a conference of organizations, agency leads, and policymakers in order to provide the Governor with several succinct policy recommendations.
The Next Generation Environmental Congress aim is to find a unifying voice of the “next generation” of Minnesota leaders and provide the EQB with a vision for the environment they will inherit.
Although hosted by the St. Paul Campus, the Next Generation Environmental Congress is not a program of nor are the views expressed endorsed by the Sustainability Studies Minor, the University of Minnesota or the EQB.