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MTC, Air District Announce Climate Story Contest for Teens
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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

MTC and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District invite Bay Area teens to share personal stories about climate change through a storytelling cont

Grants Available for Students and Organizations Willing to Lead Green Transportation Projects
News Release
Friday, May 25, 2018

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Bay Area Air District are again joining together to initiate the 2018 call for projects for the Spare the Air Youth grant program.  Applications d

Youth Environmental Activism Shines at 2018 YES Conference
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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Students from all over the Bay Area gathered for the Youth for the Environment and Sustainability (YES) Conference on February 24, in Oakland. 

Youth for the Environment and Sustainability (YES) Conference Set for February 24, 2018
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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Free day-long regional conference will bring together middle- and high-school students who are passionate about environmental issues.

Follow Youth & the Environment (YES) Conference in Real Time
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Friday, February 24, 2017

This Saturday, hundreds of high school students will gather in San Francisco to collaborate on new ideas to tackle climate change in the Bay Area and worldwide.

Environmental Program for Youths Wins Statewide Award
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Monday, October 10, 2016

Caltrans has recognized the Bay Area’s Spare the Air Youth Program with an Excellence in Transportation Award in the Public Awareness Campaigns category.

Annual Youth Conference Encourages Action for Clean Air
News Release
Tuesday, October 4, 2016

The Youth for Environment and Sustainability, or YES, Conference, returns to the Bay Area at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 25, 2017, at the new Bay Area Metro Center at 375 Beale Street in San Francisco.

Future Environmental Leaders Make a Stop at the 2016 YES Conference
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Friday, February 5, 2016

The next generation of environmentalists and climate change scientists gathered at the Youth for the Environment and Sustainability 2016 Conference—or YES Conference—at UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science on January 30, 2016.

Students to Tackle Region’s Environmental & Sustainability Issues at Spare the Air Youth YES Conference
News Release
Monday, December 7, 2015

OAKLAND, CA — Middle- and high-school students from across the region are invited to attend the third annual Youth for the Environment and Sustainability, or YES, Conference on Saturday, January 30

BikeMobiles Offer Free Bike Repairs Summer 2015
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Friday, July 17, 2015

“Bring us your tired, your rusty, your broken bicycles.” That’s the motto of MTC’s Bay Area BikeMobile program — a bike repair shop on wheels that appears at schools, libraries and festivals.


Horizon Y-PLAN Pilot Partnership Research Brief
Horizon_YPLAN Pilot Partnership_Final.pdf (843.53 KB)
學生們應對區域環境與可持續發展問題青少年改善空氣YES 會議
SparetheAirYouth_YES Conference 2016_Chinese.pdf (134.31 KB)
Youth For The Environment & Sustainability (YES) Conference
2015_YES_Conference_Program.pdf (290.67 KB)


students at the 2018 YES Conference
YES Conference 2018: Bay Area Students Celebrate Environmental Activism
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Saturday, February 24, 2018

High school students from all over the Bay Area gathered for fifth annual Youth for the Environment and Sustainability (YES) Conference on Saturday, February 24, at Laney College in Oakland.

YES Conference 2017
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The YES Conference is a free, annual event that brings together middle- and high-school students from the nine San Francisco Bay Area counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, Sa

Teens Talk Climate Change at YES Conference
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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Some 500 junior high and high school students from around the region flocked to our offices at the Bay Area Metro Center on the last Saturday in February for the fourth annual

YES Conference 2016
Monday, February 1, 2016

Students from throughout the nine Bay Area counties came together to discuss transportation, clean air, climate change and a healthy San Francisco Bay Area at the third Youth for the Environment an

YES Conference Preview: January 30, 2016
Monday, November 30, 2015

Students from around the San Francisco Bay Area will join together to discuss transportation issues, learn how our personal decisions impact climate change, and share ways of encouraging everyone t

Bay Area BikeMobile at Antioch High School
Antioch High School Hosts the BikeMobile
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Thursday, October 23, 2014
Since spring 2014, the Bay Area BikeMobile – a roving group of mechanics who provide free fixes at schools, parks and community centers – has repaired 2,000 bikes.
Family Biking Workshop
Friday, September 26, 2014

Videographer Mark Jones captures an evening in East Palto Alto, where kids and parents learned about bike safety, picked up free helmets and embarked on a four-mile ride that made use of the commun