(Secaucus, NJ––June 15, 2021) Seven members of High Tech’s Eco-Schools Club attended the Columbia Youth Climate Summit last March, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School.
The summit, which was sponsored by Columbia University EcoReps, Consilience–The Journal of Sustainable Development and Columbia University, hosted over 150 participants and consisted of speakers––including NASA scientist Allegra LeGrande––along with workshops and Climate Action Plan committees. It was in these committee sessions that the seven delegates from HTHS, along with their club advisor, Ms. Cathy Yuhas, outlined a plan for school improvement as well as ways for future student involvement in school facilities. The plan promised to improve engagement in the school community gardens and aims to serve as the focus of summer courses offered in 2021.
The seven participants from the Eco-Schools Club were sophomores Yousra Fares, Sarah Francis, Lourdes Garcia, Sajoud Saleh, and Sofia Waldron, along with juniors Roxolana Hreb and Sayuri Pfeiffer.