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.
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
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
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