Submitted by Covestro LLC
October 14, 2021 /CSRwire/ - At the same time as world leaders gather at the United Nations’ annual climate change conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, the first week of November, Covestro LLC will host a free, virtual climate summit for U.S. high school students that is designed to give them a voice during the global discussions and challenge them to think about their own role as climate stewards of the future.
Covestro’s THINC30 Youthquake: Inspiring Next Gen Climate Changemakers will feature keynotes, panels, fireside chats and spotlights with experts from a variety of fields who are all working to advance sustainability and climate solutions. It will culminate in a social media enabled forum on COP26’s Youth and Education Day on Friday, November 5, providing students an opportunity and platform to share their opinions and ideas with world leaders and each other, using #THINC30 and #COP26.
To register for THINC30 Youthquake, visit: http://thinc30youthquake2021.eventbrite.com/.
“This generation is growing up with climate change as a front and center issue – and they’re tremendously concerned about it,” said Rebecca Lucore, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability at Covestro LLC, referencing a recent international study conducted by the University of Bath and the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health, among others. In it, nearly half of the 10,000 16-25-year-olds surveyed across 10 countries said they experienced anxiety over the climate crisis and three-quarters felt frightened by the future.
“With Youthquake, we want to show them, in a positive way, that solutions do exist and empower them to embrace their role as climate changemakers of the very near future.”
At Youthquake, attendees will meet young climate activists making a difference and entrepreneurs whose innovative businesses are tackling climate change every single day. They will find out about climate change-related jobs, as well as how colleges and universities are building climate action and sustainability into their academic programs and on their campuses. Finally, they will learn about the concept of the Circular Economy and one entrepreneur, in particular, who is a true pioneer of the field.
Delivered as three pre-recorded, 30- to 40-minute sessions that fit into a typical class period or after-school program, Youthquake can be accessed by teachers, students and interested individuals at their convenience any time the week of November 1-5 as COP26 is happening via Covestro’s website. Prior to that, an event app filled with learning resources will be available for participants to download and explore at their own pace leading up to the first week in November.
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About Covestro LLC:
Covestro LLC is one of the leading producers of high-performance polymers in North America and is part of the global Covestro business, which is among the world’s largest polymer companies with 2020 sales of EUR 10.7 billion. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, construction, wood processing and furniture, electrical and electronics, and healthcare industries. Other sectors include sports and leisure, cosmetics and the chemical industry itself. Covestro has 33 production sites worldwide and employed approximately 16,500 people at the end of 2020.
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Covestro LLC is one of the leading producers of high-performance polymers in North America and is part of the global Covestro business. Covestro manufactures high-tech polymer materials and develops innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction, medical and sports and leisure industries. i3 (ignite, imagine, innovate) is Covestro LLC’s companywide corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative that aims to spark curiosity, to envision what could be and to help create it. Built on the three pillars of philanthropy (i3 Give), employee volunteerism (i3 Engage) and STEM education (i3 STEM), i3 seeks to create sustainable and lasting impacts.
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