Student Climate Action Challenge

| December 31, 2017

The City of Flagstaff Sustainability Section is kicking off the first Student Climate Action Challenge in January to celebrate and initiate climate action by Flagstaff students. The Challenge will bring student voices, ideas, and priorities to the table as the City and Flagstaff community develops Flagstaff’s first Climate Action and Adaptation Plan. The Challenge is a project-based learning program during which students will plan and implement a meaningful project related to climate change in Flagstaff, Northern Arizona, or the Colorado Plateau that benefits their school, community, or the environment. Students will have the opportunity to present their project at the Flagstaff Youth Climate Summit next semester. All students and projects will be featured on the City of Flagstaff Sustainability Website, and the top three Action Teams will receive up to $1,000 to continue their current action or begin a new project the following year.

To participate, students must be part of an Action Team comprised of two or more students. Action Teams can be formed as part of a class, a school-affiliated group (i.e. student council, environmental club, national honors society), a homeschool group, or as an independent group of motivated students working to become climate leaders. Action Teams should sign up with preliminary interests by January 15th, 2018.

To learn more about the expectations and guidelines visit here or email Larrea Cottingham at lcottingham@flagstaffaz.gov. Larrea, an AmeriCorps VISTA serving with the City of Flagstaff Sustainability Section, is organizing the Student Climate Action Challenge and the Flagstaff Youth Climate Summit and may still be able to mentor your Action Team up to two hours per week if you contact her asap!

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