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TASC Hosts Sustainability Summit for Youth at NYU

From 2/21 through 2/23, Teen Advocates for Sustainability Corps (TASC) is hosting a sustainability summit here at New York University.  The three-day conference covers a range of activities which enable participants to tour energy and waste management sites throughout the city with an eye toward urban ecology and environmental issues.  They will also have the oppotunity to advocate before members of the NYC Council for environmental legislative priorities.

According to the program website, the TASC Summit is "a youth advocacy program for New York City high school students, co-sponsored by New York University’s Office of Sustainability and the Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education."  

Through the Summit, TASC uses New York City classrooms and settings to inspire high school students to foster a relationship with and a responsibility for the environmental well-being of New York City and its citizens.

Covering themes of Energy and Waste, the Summit will enable participants to visit the NYC Cogeneration Plant and the Sims Municipal Recycling Plant on the first day. Participants will spend the second day discussing their observations and preparing their presentations for the Council, concluding with the culminating NYC Council presentation and a closing activity on Thursday, February 23.

For more information about TASC and this Summit, please visit their website.