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April 5, 2022


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Calling all emerging leaders (ages 14-35)!

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) hosts quarterly gatherings for young leaders to stay connected, build skills, and find out about opportunities. The virtual meet-ups will host speakers for inspiration and provide steps for continued engagement. 

The theme of the 2022 gatherings is environmental justice and actions for community change.  This next gathering will take place on April 5 and is centered on Climate Resilience and Policy Action.

The Appalachian Trail (A.T.) landscape has the largest, most resilient stock of forest carbon in the continental United States. The A.T. corridor protects globally critical biodiversity and climate-resilient lands. How can we ensure its protection? Join us to learn more about the ATC’s advocacy efforts to protect the A.T. as a climate corridor.

We will also hear from guest speaker Kosi Ifeji on their community efforts as an environmental activist and will share tools through the Youth Outdoor Policy Playbook (YOPP) which will help legislators and community leaders advance state policies that bring the benefits of time spent outdoors to more young people.

Our Emerging Leaders’ Gatherings are intended to inspire and amplify the voices of young leaders ages 14-35. We ask that everyone joining be mindful of holding space so all attendees have the opportunity to contribute and ask questions.

A Zoom link will be sent out to those who register for the event two days prior to the call.

Advanced registration is necessary. Please register for this event by clicking on the “Express Your Interest” button below and then fill out the following form.

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About the Speaker:

Kosi Ifeji (she/they) is a high school senior and environmental activist from Bangor, Maine. Their passion for the environment led them to their position as co-chair of the Nature Based Education Consortium Climate Education Working Group and as the Youth Engagement Coordinator of JustME for JustUS. In the fall, Kosi plans on attending Tulane University, where she will be studying sociology and social policy.