Sustainable Futures Climate Summit

Sustainable Futures Summit 2024

The Sustainable Futures Summit 2024 is a forward-thinking educational event aimed at promoting sustainability, environmental consciousness, and innovative solutions among students and teachers. 

This summit invites teachers to bring their students to showcase their work, providing a platform for young minds to share their ideas and projects focused on creating a more sustainable future. At this summit, students will have the opportunity to exhibit their research, inventions, and initiatives that address critical environmental and social issues. 

Through a combination of presentations, exhibitions, workshops, and interactive activities, the event fosters a dynamic learning environment where students and educators can engage with like-minded individuals and experts in the field. 

The Sustainable Futures Summit 2024 encourages cross-disciplinary collaboration, sparking creativity and innovation among students and educators alike. It serves as a catalyst for inspiring and empowering the next generation to take an active role in building a more sustainable, equitable, and environmentally responsible future.

Chris Bowser headshot


Chris Bowser

keynote speaker

Chris Bowser is the Education Coordinator for the NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program and the Hudson River Research Reserve, in partnership with the Water Resource Institute of Cornell University. He also teaches environmental science at Marist College, and previously worked for the United States Peace Corps and the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater. 



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8:00 AM - 8:30 AM: Registration and Welcome
  • Check-in and materials distribution
  • Networking over morning refreshments, hot cocoa bar!
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM: Opening Ceremony
  • Welcome and event overview
  • Keynote speaker on sustainable futures
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM: Session 1 - Understanding Sustainability
  • Basics of sustainability
  • Discussion on global environmental challenges
  • Insights from a local sustainability expert
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM: Morning Break
  • Networking and light refreshments
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM: Session 2 - Student-Led Initiatives
  • Showcase of successful sustainability projects
  • Panel discussion with student leaders
  • Q&A with panelists
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM: Networking Lunch
  • Buffet lunch and project displays
  • Informal networking opportunities
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM: Session 3 - Workshops and Skill-building
  • Breakout sessions on practical sustainability skills
  • Rotating workshops on THE 17 Goals for sustainability
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM: Closing Remarks
  • Summary of the day's activities
  • Thank you and closing messages

The summit concludes at 3:00 PM