Councilman Ken Cockrel, Jr. host the First Annual Detroit Youth Green Economy Summit, lead for and by Detroit Youth. Next weekend Detroit’s youth will have a chance to think and act Green.
the Detroit City Council Green Task Force will hold the First Annual Youth Green Economy Summit, Saturday, September 24th, 2011. The event will take place at the University of Michigan Detroit Center at 3663 Woodward Avenue in Detroit beginning at 9:00 a.m. It coincides with Moving Planet, a global day of action.
The Task Force was founded and is chaired by Councilman Ken Cockrel, Jr. The summit will allow high school and middle school students to discuss how to move beyond a fossil fuel based economy. Young people will run workshops, design activities, and take part in Green Expo opportunities for youth to advance in a new economy. Adults are also welcome.
“Throughout historty Detroit has been a leader. We can also be the leader in development of a clean sustainable economy,” Cockrell said. “Unemployment levels in Deroit are well above the national average, and unemployment for African Americans is at Depression Era levels. Green jbs are not only something we want but something we need.”
GreeningDetroit.com will be a media sponsor for this event. Michelle Martinez, an organizer for the Sierra Club and Task Force member also will be participating.
“This is about moving fossil fuels,” Martinez said. “It will help us tap the vast economic potential in new green technology while cleaning up our air and water, making for healthier and more prosperous communities for future generations in Detroit.”
You can sign up for the summit by calling (313) 224-4718 or by visiting www.deroitgreenyouth.org
Source: City of Detroit