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Seeking Youth Climate Leaders!

If you are a young person who is passionate about working on climate change and climate justice, consider applying for the Mayor’s Youth Climate Council. Applications are now openDeadline to apply is Thursday, January 30, 4 pm.

Climate change is the single biggest threat to our future, and young people all over the world, including in Seattle, are leading the response. To honor that leadership, the Mayor Durkan is creating an opportunity for young leaders to continue building their own capacity as advocates, shape new ideas for policies and programs to stem the climate crisis, and offer feedback on existing City policies and programs.

The Council will actively collaborate with other City Committees, Boards, and Commissions that are advancing environmental justice and will serve as a model for partnership between young leaders and climate mayors throughout the country. 

Participants will be selected through an application and interview process and will meet 8 times per calendar year. Expected time commitment is approximately 5 hours per month. Members will serve 2-year terms unless they cease to reside within Seattle city limits. Meetings will consist of student-led discussions and speakers on important topics.

More information about the requirements and expectations are detailed in the application form.

The application is online, but you can download a PDF to review the questions beforehand. We can only accept online applications for these positions. For questions, please contact Paul Quinonez-Figueroa, 206.256.6199