It’s the seventh and final day of the 2017 Young Leaders’ Summit on Northern Climate Change! We spent the morning packing our gear into the vans and headed off to the Yukon Arts Centre in Whitehorse for our press conference. This event allowed us to share what we learnt throughout the summit and our plans for climate change action with the public. Following our presentation of our declaration, a few participants were interviewed by the press about their experiences, which was aired on the radio.
We then visited the Whitehorse Rapids fish ladder (the longest wooden fish ladder in the world) and learnt fun facts about the Yukon River salmon migration while watching fish swim by. The NWT/Nunavut participants had to catch our flight to Yellowknife so we said goodbye to the Yukon participants and made our last drive of the trip to the Whitehorse airport.
We’ve had an amazing week travelling and learning about climate change with an awesome group of individuals! Many thanks to everyone who made this trip a success and who shared their perspectives, stories, and research about climate change with us!