Martha's Vineyard students, educators and Mass Audubon staff hold their Youth Climate Summit online next Wednesday and Thursday. The student-organized event, open to Islanders in fifth grade through high school, is one in a series taking place at Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries across Massachusetts, according to an announcement from Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary in Edgartown.

"To me, discussing climate change is no longer about raising awareness, it’s about figuring out ways to take action," Martha's Vineyard Regional High School senior Owen Favreau, a member of the climate leadership team, said in a statement. "I am participating in these climate summits to work towards real solutions regarding climate change."

The first day of the virtual summit, May 27, is scheduled to include a keynote address from Tatiana Schlossberg, author of Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don’t Know You Have, as well as breakout sessions on transportation, food, lifestyle, and other climate topics of the students' choosing.

Students will then gather online May 28 to construct climate action plans for their own communities and beyond, according to the announcement. To learn more, visit