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Dane County High School Climate action Conference

Find your voice
take back your future

This year's youth climate conference will soothe your climate anxiety and inspire you to take action. You will hear success stories, discover the ways Dane County has hope for the climate crisis, create a climate plan of action that keeps you energized, make meaningful connections with other passionate high schoolers, and strengthen your voice both as a high schooler and as an activist. Find out more about all of this, and more, on Saturday, November 11th, at Madison College. All Dane County high schoolers are invited, regardless of experience!

Free Admissions

Free Lunch

Free Parking


Sign Up to Table

Saturday, November 11
Madison college

8:30 AM - Doors Open - Registration 

9:30 AM - Welcome & Introductions

10:00 AM - First Keynote Speaker followed by Q&A & Table Discussion

11:00 AM - Second Keynote Speaker followed by Q&A & Table Discussion
12:00 PM - Lunch

1:00 PM - 1st Breakout Session

2:00 PM - 2nd Breakout Session

3:00 - Workshop Session - Panel followed by planning at tables

4:15 PM - Concluding Remarks  



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find your voice
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Workshop 1
Toolkit for
high school 

A how to session about ...

Workshop 2
Making it happen
in your community


Workshop 3
climate justice 
linking dane county
and the world


workshop 4




Director of Dane County Office of Energy and Climate Change

Kathy Kuntz

Kathy has almost 30 years of experience helping businesses and residents adopt sustainable practices.  Prior to joining Dane County, Kathy led Cool Choices where she worked with local governments and private businesses on sustainability efforts for about ten years.  Before that she led Focus on Energy, Wisconsin's statewide energy efficiency and renewable energy program.

Kathy has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota, a Master’s from UW-Madison, and a reputation for getting results.


Owner and administrator of

Bob Kihslinger

Bob is the owner/admin of an environmental newsfeed website.  He is also an administrator at The Connection, a Dane County high school climate change website.  He worked for 25 years in the HVAC industry, was Training Director at Auer Steel and a consultant on their corporate sustainability plan.

He holds a Master's degree in Adult Education from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.

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Director of Dane County Office of Energy and Climate Change

Kathy Kuntz

Ankur Desai is Professor and Department Chair in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and the Reid Bryson Professor of Climate, People, and Environment with the Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research, both at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

His lab studies how organisms and abiotic features in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems influence and are influenced by climate and weather and how those effects change as you scale from plot to landscape to globe. We specialize in making long-term, ecosystem-atmosphere observations of emission or uptake of carbon, energy, and water, in particular using eddy covariance flux towers. 

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