National High School Climate Forum Events

Scan the events below to see what the National High School Climate Forum is up to! We hope to see you at our next event!

January 2023 Legislative Workshop Session

The process of how bills move from issue and debate to written form for a vote is often a mystery to casual watchers of American legislation. However, understanding this process is crucial toward advancing environmental progress, which often comes through highly-technical, scientific legislation. Our January 2023 Workshop Session will be focused on learning and discussing this process by which broad environmental bills are written and narrowed into effective law. We will be joined by Ms. Kakuti Lin a lawyer from the House of Representatives' Office of the Legislative Counsel. Ms. Lin specializes in writing environmental bills ranging from emissions reductions to water quality. Join us to learn more about the environmental legislative process and meet with Ms. Lin in small breakout-room groups!

Event Date: Thursday, January 26th 8:30 PM ET

December 2022 Delegate Meeting

Join us for a discussion about the recent COP27 Conference! We’ll also discuss updates on your sustainability initiatives halfway through the year and how to have a sustainable holiday season! Lastly, there will be a fun game at the end of the meeting for a prize!

Event Date: Wednesday, December 14 8:30 PM ET

October 2022 National Workshop Session

The NHSCF will be hosting our first national event of the year on Thursday, October 27th, at 8:30pm ET. The event will consist of a brief presentation by youth climate activist Jamie Margolin, founder of Zero Hour and current student at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, followed by a workshop session. Jamie's efforts have brought her international recognition, including speaking at the UN, and she will be sharing advice and strategies with you all on how best to rally fellow students around climate initiatives in small discussion groups. Join us to network with like-minded peers from across the country and gain valuable insight into how to increase your impact, directly from a successful activist!

Event Date: Thursday, October 27th, 8:30pm ET

NHSCF 2022 Annual Youth Summit

The NHSCF's 2022 Youth Summit will feature opening remarks from Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), presentations by World Wildlife Fund Senior Vice President for Climate, Ms. Marcene Mitchell, and Founder and President of ecoAmerica, Mr. Robert Perkowitz. Additionally, there will be featured presentations from collegiate student leaders at MIT, UCLA, Yale, and UPenn, in addition to presentations by NHSCF Delegates from around the country. The annual NHSCF Youth Summit marks the end of each forum year. We hope to see you all there!

Event Date: Sunday, April 24th 4:00 PM ET

Climate Intelligence: AI and Technology in Action

On February 9, 2022, at 7PM ET, the National High School Climate Forum is hosting a virtual speaker event, titled Climate Intelligence: AI and Technology in Action. The event will feature Ms. Bonnie Lei, Founding Member of Microsoft's AI for Earth Program (and current Head of Environmental Justice at Microsoft), in addition to Dr. Stacey Gifford, Managing Director of IBM's Future of Climate Initiative. The event will focus on some of the most cutting-edge technological innovation in climate change and conservation.

Event Date: 2/9/2022, 7:00 PM ET

Storm Surge: Attributing Natural Disasters to Climate Change

The National High School Climate Forum's Fall speaker event for the 2021-2022 school year, Storm Surge: Attributing Natural Disasters to Climate Change, will feature Mr. Craig McLean, Acting Chief Scientist of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), and Dr. Greg Holland, Emeritus Director of the Capacity Center for Climate and Weather Extremes (C3WE), and contributing author of the United Nation's IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report. The event will explore the real science behind attributing natural disasters to climate change, consisting of brief presentations by our speakers followed by Q&A. Register at!

Event Date: Wednesday, November 10th 7-8 PM ET