On June 4, 2022, The Providence Resilience Partnership took part in the City of Providence’s Office of Sustainability inaugural PVD Youth Climate Summit at Farm Fresh RI. The PRP team was stationed alongside other a dozen other Providence organizations, all addressing some facet of climate change. The PRP table showcased not only our work but also the MyCoast RI program, featuring their tools for tracking king tides and storm surge. We were also joined by Climate Corps, a newly formed organization established by Ali Cabral, featured their artistic approach to generate activism among the youngest artists in households. Climate Corps plans to use painted recycling bins to drive urgency of climate change and the need for immediate action.
Presentations from high school students addressed solutions to numerous environmental issues affecting the residents of the city of Providence, with a particular focus on frontline communities. Through Art, Social Media & Influence, Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics, Community Organizing and other creative ways, young climate activists offered solutions to pressing climate change challenges.