3rd Annual Youth Virtual Conference on Energy Systems and Sustainability, 15 May 2015

For the past two years RCE Grand Rapids has hosted successfully the Youth Virtual Conference on sustainability issues.

On May 15, 2015, eight secondary schools (ages 14-18) from RCE cities across the world will be linked in a four hour, peer-education symposium. Each class/student group will present their research on a sustainability related energy issues of interest to them and their region. The following RCE cities have participated in the past and/or have expressed interest in participating:


Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Portland, Oregon, United States

Curitiba, Brazil

Kerkrade (Rhine-Meuse), Netherlands

Lima-Callao, Peru

Bogot√°, Columbia (Colegio Montessori in Medellin, Columbia)

Nairobi, Kenya

Saskatchewan, Canada

The benefits of this conference are many and include the following objectives: (1) create a global learning community in order to understand the complex issues of sustainability related to food systems and security, (2) develop a skills set of collaboration, communication and problem solving among bright young people, (3) understand how local actions have global impacts.

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 14:45