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Youth action on climate change 2014

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Proposal creation

CoLab members create proposals

Jun 18, 2014 08:00 EDT - Jul 31, 2014 11:59 EDT
Semi-Finalist selection
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Jul 31, 2014 08:00 EDT - Aug 12, 2014 08:00 EDT
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Aug 12, 2014 08:00 EDT - Aug 21, 2014 08:00 EDT
Finalist selection
Expert judges select finalists

Aug 21, 2014 08:00 EDT - Sep 3, 2014 12:59 EDT
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Sep 3, 2014 12:00 EDT - Oct 2, 2014 12:00 EDT
Winners awarded
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Oct 2, 2014 12:01 EDT
How can we enable young people to take leadership now, and make a difference against climate change?

In our times of climate urgency, youth involvement on the issue often consists of tree-plantings, awareness campaigns and media happenings in the sidelines of decision-making arenas. Yet, there is much more that the most numerous, educated and connected generation in history could do to help solve this enormous challenge. The Elders and CliMates seek innovative ways to empower youth in climate change decision-making and high-impact climate action. This could include changes in education systems, economic models, democratic institutions, or even cultural perceptions that could take us beyond the “youth-are-the-leaders-of-tomorrow” discourse, and enable young people to take leadership now on an issue that threatens them more than most. Click here for contest details.

40 Proposals
Kids promote the program. Vendors selling green products automatically give discounts to parents and rebates to PTAs for family purchases..
Building a youth-led citizen movement to address climate change from the bottom-up
Empower youth to advocate for a just valuation of their future in the economics of climate change, thus unlocking ambitious climate action
Join @SustainUS and youth activists to fight for climate justice through a 3-month organizing fellowship.
Enhancing youth engagement in climate policy through production of a fun, simple and easy to understand and use starterkit on climate action
Youth campaign urging for the UN Decade for ClimateChange Awareness, Education and Research (2016-2025) and the UN Office on Climate Change.
With education comes awareness and awareness brings progress, change in behavior for combating future challenges
Empowering Youth for climate and social change through an interactive game. #Youthaction #pursuit #planetearth
A social media integration and networking for sustainable transport through digital communication with creative and innovative ways.
How far apart are national interests from planetary interest? Can youth bridge the gap?
A new tax policy regarding youth can be a tool to encourage responsible behaviors and the mechanism to trigger young participation
Year-long internship enables college students to organize solar projects and clean energy education events on campus and in the community.
Reusing and Reclycling Plastic Waste In Underdeveloped And Developing Countries...With A Hint Of Art!
Youth Lead is a green leadership program in China that envisions a sustainable world of opportunity and prosperity for youths and by youths.
Verb Camp will equip young professionals with a nuanced understanding of environmental issues so that they are able to better communicate.
Creating Youth Climate Summits worldwide by partnering schools and colleges with science museums to engage student-driven youth leadership.
Make well-being a constant and conscious attention point within all the activism / advocacy towards Climate Justice we -as youth- undertake.
Integrating the youth, professional and common people, into a forum to educate and facilitate with sustainable techniques and consultation.
A 2-3 day boot camp to give young people the tools to run for public office in one state and influence climate policy from the inside.
Promoting environmental sustainability in learning institutions through youth led initiatives in institutions and communities
We will bring together young people from around the world and use scientific knowledge to create a "Global Youth Climate Plan".
USES uses latest web 2.0 and media to make boring climate issues attractive for the next generation and to guide them to act properly
Empowering youth to restore the earth while producing food by implementing and evaluating desert-adapted agriculture.
To establish an environmentally focused community hub in a post-conflict society.
Youth Caravan in a sustainable bus across Brazil to the COP20, teaching communities about climate impacts throught workshops during the way.
Fund universal basic income with carbon fees
Strong power of words in the form of letter from Nepalese youth to G-7 Head of State
Unfortunately, Republic of Moldova has the lowest percentage of forest area in Europe- 11.4 %
We will work to mobilize political commitment and financial investment for youth actions that will help reinvent our climatic condition.
Fun and easy to use App to engage youth in effort to raise awareness about climate change solutions.
we train young recyclers to be environmental advocates and community leaders by using technological tools and inclusive model business.
SCA Sustainability Fellows fight climate change with high returns across government, business, residential, and educational insitutions.
GUCI engages youth in climate education,and in cross-idea interactions, while developing the skills needed to address world challenges.
We plan on implementing a tax on companies that produce electricty using fossil fuels.
To have children contribute to combating dangers to the environment, there should be a class in school about the topic.
The pitch of the project is to enhance tree planting by children through creational of Enviromental enterprise clubs in schools.
Engaging and empowering all of the young Malaysian youths to provide eco-friendly biosolution to the affected contaminated land sites.
Enhance the adaptive capacity of the targeted group by incorporating activities such a reducing land-based pollution into coastal ecosystem