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Teenagers and young adults, some from the Vineyard, others from the Caribbean, were on an unusual bus tour of the Island last week, taking in the Dumptique, school gardens, Island Cohousing, the Farm Institute and Morning Glory Farm. The young group was part of the Stone Soup for the World Youth Summit, and the sight-seeing was designed to coax them in their contemplation of how they could build a more sustainable future.

The first youth delegates to the Vineyard Youth Summit for Sustainable Development have been named and will meet this week ahead of their June summit.

Delegates include Oscar Thompson, nominated by the Martha’s Vineyard Charter School, who is interested in the environmental challenges facing the Island, specifically nitrogen runoff from fertilizers and septic systems.

The Stone Soup Leadership Institute announced this week that the Menemsha Inn will host the Vineyard’s first youth summit for sustainable development. The summit will be held from June 26 to July 2; 50 young people aged 16 to 23 will envision their future and learn to become leaders of a more sustainable world.