Youth Climate Career Expo

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Youth Climate Career Expo

Come meet your peers from other schools and learn about careers and industries where you can take climate action!

By NYC DOE Office of Sustainability

When and where

Date and time

Thursday, June 22 · 2 - 5pm EDT


High School for Climate Justice 320 East 96th Street New York, NY 10128


2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Opening and Keynote Speaker

Hear from keynote speaker Briana Carbajal, State Legislative Manager at WE ACT for Environmental Justice. Learn about their experience working in a climate career. You'll also hear from Youth Leaders...

2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Expo: Organization Tabling and Activities

Come speak to professionals at organizations working in climate and environment. Meet other students, take selfies or professional headshots at the living green wall, and swap eco books!

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Student-Led Workshops

Join an optional student-led workshops on various topics, like upcycling and climate communications in your school.

About this event

  • 3 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

NYC Public High School students: Come meet students from other schools and learn about careers and industries where you can take climate action!

  • Learn about summer volunteer and internship opportunities
  • Build community with other students
  • Talk to professionals about green careers
  • Explore possible career pathways

This expo was created by the 2022-23 Youth Leadership Council, in collaboration with Office of Sustainability

What is a Climate Career?

Our goal is clear: together, we need to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and stop burning fossil fuels. And we need to do this in a way that is equitable and just. Any one of the thousands of jobs that help with that is a climate career!

You could focus on reducing GHG emissions in buildings - working in designing, construction, or clean energy.

Or you could manage green space, by working in natural areas or agriculture.

You might help us move toward “circularity” - reducing waste through repairing goods or reusing materials.

Or you may help your community be more resilient. This means reducing peoples’ vulnerability to climate hazards.

Maybe you want to be an educator and teach people about climate change, or you love economics and want to help finance solutions. Maybe you’ll invent a solution no one knows about yet!

Whatever your interests, there is a climate career path for you.

Participating Organizations

We'll have representatives from over 20 different organizations, all focused on environment, climate, or green industries. Come learn about the different opportunities available in the NYC area and speak to workers who are taking climate action in their jobs!

Student-Led Workshops

We have optional, student-led workshops:

  1. Climate Communications in Your School
  2. Upcycling Workshop

We'll also have a keynote speaker to talk about being a young climate professional, and activities like an eco-book swap!

About the organizer

The DOE Office of Sustainability drives transformative change in all NYC schools through resources and programs that increase efficiency of facilities, address environmental impacts, and aim to provide all stakeholders with opportunities for action.

Education is integral to our work to deliver purposeful and comprehensive stakeholder engagement, greater climate resiliency, expanded climate literacy, and opportunities for student empowerment to better ensure social equity and a healthy environment for all generations.

Read more about our work on our Sustainability Hub