Sustainable Lexington Youth

Sustainable Lexington Youth (SustainabLY) is a subcommittee of the Sustainable Lexington Committee (SLC).

The intention of this subcommittee is for Lexington’s youth to have a voice in the Town’s efforts to address climate change, resilience, and adaptation. As teens have the largest stake in the outcome of these efforts, it is fitting that they have a direct line of communication to express concerns, share ideas, and develop their own recommendations to the SLC and subsequently to the Select Board and Town Meeting.

Goals

  • Assist the Town in educating youth about climate change, including ways that they can take action, and encourage their families to do so as well.
  • Work with the schools to advocate for climate change and sustainability education and activities to be incorporated into the curriculum
  • Identify Town projects that students can assist with
  • Make recommendations to SLC in a non-binding and non-voting capacity
  • Other items as determined with the committee and student representatives

Membership

The sub-committee is made up of:

  • 2 high school juniors or seniors that serve as liaisons to SLC
  • High school students representing relevant clubs
  • Sustainability and Resilience Officer
  • School Committee representative

Current Members

  • Tanay Dalmia (SLC Liaison), Junior
  • Michelle Wu (SLC Liaison), Senior
  • Maggie Peard, Sustainability and Resilience Officer
  • Mark Sandeen, Select Board Member
  • Deepika Sawhney, School Committee Member
  • Christine Lyons, Assistant Superintendent
  • Reginald Hobbs, Lexington High School Science Department Head