On April 6, 2019 Fossil Free Fredericksburg held a Solutions to Climate Change conference at the beautiful University of Mary Washington campus. The unusual aspect of this conference was that it was imagined and implemented by high school students from four local high schools as well as UMW. Older members of Fossil Free Fredericksburg were there, too, and helped the students along the way as they contacted speakers, planned registration and evaluation, and handled the other aspects of putting on a conference.
Based on the suggestions of the students, the presentations included topics such as the Green New Deal, solar energy, facts about global warming and youth activism. The public was invited and approximately 130 people attended.
We are thankful to our sponsors: UMW, the Rappahannock Area Sierra Club and Curitiba Art Cafe.
Did you attend our conference? Please share your thoughts on how it went HERE!