Youth Eco Summit (YES)

Youth Eco Summit Students walking at Armory Photo: Narelle Spangher, MONDE Photo

19 & 20 October 2016 | Newington Armory, Sydney Olympic Park

The Youth Eco Summit (YES) is a curriculum-based sustainability festival for school students and their teachers. Recognised by the United Nations and the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage, YES promotes student leadership and features student sustainability practices. With interactive displays and experiences, student and school showcases, and free teaching resources YES brings sustainable action to life for students in Stages 2-6.

Event Details

Over 6,000 students will be able to share their views and discoveries though discussion and global interaction.  YES offers the opportunity for students and providers to present their current achievements in sustainability, and inspire ongoing action for change

Participate in YES

Showcase your School… YES is about empowering young people to teach their peers.  If your students want to attend, share learning and achievements, present displays and/or lead workshops, YES can help make this happen!

Participating schools can choose to attend on one of two action packed days:

  • Wednesday 19 October, or
  • Thursday 20 October

Cost is just $7 per student, with showcasing schools attending for free.

To express your interest in attending YES 2016 email us at: or complete the school registration form here

If your school would like to provide a workshop, student led session or display, please register here

View booking Terms and Conditions.  

YES 21st Century Learning Awards

Do your students deserve local and global recognition? Do you have 21st Century learning outcomes to share with other schools? 

The YES 21st Century Learning Awards recognise critical and creative thinking, inquiry, collaboration and problem solving around issues of sustainability.

Winners will be recognised at an awards day in August and be invited to share and display their achievements at the 2016 Youth Eco Summit, October 19&20. Submit your entry now. Entries open until 5pm on Monday, 25 July 2016. More

Getting to YES

Coming to YES? View the Newington Armory drop off and entry map or the event layout map.

Feedback from YES 2015

"The stalls and workshops were excellent, the presenters were all really engaging and the boys loved all the freebies!! The atmosphere was really relaxed, but still very organised. They great thing about it was the students were learning while having fun and there was so much choice. Count us in for next year." (Epping Boys High School)

"The summit was a great day for the students. They loved the main expo tent especially. All in all it was fantastic and we are looking forward to coming again next year." (Kogarah High School)

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