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Proposal: Establishment of Environmental clubs in Schools and Colleges Across Africa Contest: Fostering Climate Collaboration in Boulder, CO 2016 Thank you for your contest entry. Thank you for your contest entry. We appreciate your willingness to share your ideas and also the time and effort you put into developing a proposal and submitting it to the contest. We have reviewed your proposal and found that it contained intriguing elements; however, have chosen not to advance it to the next round of competition. We encourage you to keep developing your idea. Transfer your proposal to a Workspace to re-open it, make edits, add collaborators, and even submit it into a future contest. You can do so by logging into your account, opening your proposal, selecting the Admin tab, and clicking “Move proposal.” We welcome you to stay involved in the Climate CoLab community: support and comment on proposals that have been named Finalists, and vote during the public voting period to help select the contest’s Popular Choice Winner. Climate CoLab will be opening more contests throughout the year and you are welcome to submit your proposal to those contests as well. Keep up the great work. We hope that by working together, we all can create solutions that wouldn’t otherwise be possible. Sincerely, Contest Fellows If there are additional comments from the Judges & Fellows, they will be included below.
Thank you for your submission! Unfortunately it is difficult to imaging how this could get implemented in the Boulder County School District because there is already a wealth of student environmental groups.
Starting with the youth is perhaps the most important action we can take to build a more sustainable world. It worked with smoking and seat belts.
The need is clear and it’s well laid out in the proposal. The proposal also has a lot of clarity regarding the steps to take, the organization of the club, a list of club activities, etc.
Some challenges for the team to address in the revision period:
- Currently there are many programs to engage the youth, for example Jane Goodall's Roots and Shoots program. It would be challenging in our city to have the government direct schools to have clubs.
- How do you secure teacher's involvement?
David Michael Terungwa
Mar 11, 2016