Sen. Bernie Sanders took part in a Youth Climate Summit on Friday at the University of Vermont. More than 150 Vermont high school students and dozens of teachers from 26 high schools throughout the state worked in small teams to create climate action plans for their high schools.
“Global warming is the planetary crisis of our time,” Sanders told the students. “The scientific community is telling us that we have a narrow window of opportunity to address the crisis of climate change and to transform our energy system away from fossil fuels and toward sustainable energy,” added the senator, a member of both the Senate energy and environment committees.
- Climate Change Youth Summit: The University of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are holding a youth summit on climate change. More than 150 high school students from around Vermont were expected to attend the event on Friday. They will work in small teams to come up with climate action plans for their high schools, The Associated Press and WPTZ-TV reported.