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2016 News and Information

Richmond Earth Day Youth (REaDY) Summit earns first place award and top prize

Feb 2 2016

The Richmond Earth Day Youth (REaDY) Summit has won first place and the top prize of $3,000 as part of the Our Canada Project award. The award was in recognition of the Summit’s success to date in supporting youth-led environmental initiatives, sustainability leadership, student creativity and innovation in the community and beyond.

The Summit is delivered in partnership between the City of Richmond, the Richmond School District and the David Suzuki Foundation. The partners actively support youth from the City of Richmond’s Green Ambassador Program to lead the delivery of the REaDY Summit. The Green Ambassadors are Richmond high school students who volunteer their time to be the City's environmental stewards, and the REaDY Summit is the culmination of their planning and coordinated efforts.

The award was presented by the educational organization, Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF) along with supporting sponsor Royal Bank Foundation to the Richmond School District, on behalf of the REaDY Summit partnership. A ceremony was held during the Richmond School Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, February 1 to receive the award.

This year marks the REaDY Summit’s fifth anniversary, and it will again be a strongly youth-oriented program, with engaging speakers and workshops. The cash prize as part of the award recognition is going towards the costs associated with facilitating the 2016 REaDY Summit.

This year’s REaDY Summit will be held on Saturday, April 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Hugh Boyd Secondary School, 9200 No. 1 Road. The event is free and open to residents of all ages. 

For more information please visit http://www.readysummit.ca/. Registration for the 2016 REaDY Summit is anticipated to open in March.