8th Annual Massachusetts Water Youth Summit

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Registrations are closed

Our registration process has officially closed. However, at times there are cancellations. Please get in touch with our office to see if there is a space for you! Which reminds us: given that there is limited space,please be so kind as to let us know if you will not be able to make it to the Youth Summit. Any questions, please call: 617-477-4840.

8th Annual Massachusetts Water Youth Summit

By Foundation for a Green Future

When and where

Date and time

Starts on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 · 9:15am EDT


Massachusetts State House 24 Beacon Street Boston, MA 02133


Water and Climate Change

In honor of the United Nations World Water Day, the 8th Annual Massachusetts Water Youth Summit is hosted by the Foundation for a Green Future along with the United Nations Association of Greater Boston, Boston Society of Landscape Architects, MIT Water Club, Boston Water and Sewer Commission and Massachusetts Water Resources Authority. It is co-sponsored by Senator Anne Gobi and Representative Smitty Pignatelli who are co-chairs of the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. This year's event will carry through on the UN's theme of Water and Climate Change to enable high school students from across the Commonwealth to join together to learn about these issues and discuss ideas they can begin to implement in their schools, homes and neighborhoods.


Massachusetts State House, Rm 428, 24 Beacon Street, Boston, MA


UN Assoc Greater Boston

MIT Water

Boston Water



9:15 am Register

9:30 am Welcome: Dr. Karen Weber-Salamanca, Executive Director, Foundation for a Green Future

Keynote: Ms. Margo Bailey, Community Outreach Manager, UN Assoc. Greater Boston

Margo Bailey

9:40 am Short clips about Water and Climate Change with Commentary/Q&A

Ms. Gretchen Rabinkin, Executive Director, Boston Society of Landscape Architects

Gretchen Rabinkin

Dr. Rob Moir, Executive Director, Ocean River Institute

Ms. Adriana Cillo, Boston Water & Sewer Commission, Educational Programs Director

Adriana Cillo

10:10 am Meet, Greet and Eat!

10:35 am - Breakout Session 1

LOCAL-GLOBAL SOLUTIONS with Margo Bailey and Dr. Rob Moir

DESIGN and POLICY with Gretchen Rabinkin and Adrianna Cillo

10:55 am - Breakout Session 2

swap groups!

11:15 am - Wrap-up & Concluding Remarks

11:22 Group Picture

About the organizer

is dedicated to ensuring a green future for our planet and is proud to host this event. We  teach, support and model sustainable ways to live for ourselves and our children. We believe green roofs are an important part of the solution. 

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