Teens Taking Action


Seattle Youth Climate Action Network (CAN) empowers teens to address climate change in their communities through education, leadership, and action.

Seattle Youth Climate Action Network was launched in January 2015 with initial funding from The Ocean Project. Since 2015, more than 500 teens participated in monthly events, trainings, action campaigns, and our annual Youth Climate Action Summit.

2016 Highlights:

  • 345 youth participants attended events such as a climate action workshop, a climate career panel at the University of Washington, and a Youth Climate Action Summit.
  • A youth-led Transportation Challenge in July and August resulted in teens logging 7,513 miles not driven alone, which equals 3,214 pounds of CO2 saved!
  • 100 teens and 20 community leaders participated in the 2nd annual Youth Climate Action Summit at Woodland Park Zoo on October 2nd.


In 2017, Seattle Youth CAN will:

  • Host quarterly events and trainings open to all high school aged teens
  • Support teen groups in launching climate action projects
  • Offer a month long climate change focused summer learning program for 20 teens
  • Continue to connect teens with local climate experts and leaders
  • Host the 3rd annual Seattle Youth Climate Action Summit on October 28th
  • Provide three paid internships for youth through the Seattle's SYEP program




Teens: If you live in the Seattle area and are looking to learn more about climate change, connect with other people who care, and take action, then you CAN join us! Fill out this form to receive a monthly email about upcoming events and activities. You should also join our Facebook group

Community: If you represent a youth program, community group, or local agency / organization that is interested in finding out how you can being a part of the ACTION, please contact us at