Today, we are thrilled to announce the launch of the #YouthStepUp Climate Contest. We want you to be the first to know about it.
This September, climate leaders from government, business, and civil society will convene at the landmark Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. Their goal? To celebrate the achievements we've made in respect to climate action, and launch deeper commitments and accelerated action to prevent the worst effects of a warming world. Will you answer their call to "take ambition to the next level"?
We have exciting news to share! Our Climate’s campaign to #PutAPriceOnIt has won the Keeling Curve Prize.
The Prize, named after the graph showing the increasing concentration of heat-trapping emissions, recognizes “the most promising projects that effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions or increase carbon uptake.” By empowering young people to win carbon pricing policy, we are accelerating the transition to clean energy while supporting the next generation of climate leaders. We are so grateful for YOU for being part of this youth-led movement.
Sarah is currently taking time off their undergraduate degree at Bennington College in southern Vermont to work as Our Climate’s Northeast Field Organizer. After starting as a fellow with OC in the fall of 2016, Sarah moved into a part-time role in VT, and now works full-time with their millennial, all-femme leadership team.
Since I became an Our Climate Fellow in January, I’ve met hundreds of students in Washington State who are eager to work towards bold climate solutions. Through the fellowship, I’ve witnessed the crucial determination of people behind a movement, and learned how to have my voice heard. I now feel less alone in my cause, and this solidarity gives me courage to advocate for my future.
Nawon is one of Our Climate's fellows. She is a student at the University of Washington working towards a degree in Environmental Studies.
“We are the generation that will bear the burden of our federal government’s inaction on climate change. Please speak up for us!”
“We have the technology and the scientific understanding to solve this climate crisis. We know that acting sooner, rather than later makes economic sense. All that we lack is political will. Your voices can help generate political will to solve climate change. Please speak up!”
Ana is part of Our Climate's Fellowship Program. She is a senior at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA.
Gari is first-year studying political science with a concentration in comparative politics at Clark University. As a global citizen – having been born in the Philippines, raised in Hong Kong, and finishing high school in New York City – she found her purpose in addressing global issues including climate change. Outside of her work with Our Climate, she is a political staff writer at FreshU.io and a member of Clark's Model United Nations Team and divestment campaign. She is drawn to work on climate change because of its universality and the impact it has on all levels of society, particularly marginalized communities.
Emily graduated from The Evergreen State College in 2016 where she focused on environmental justice and policy. During her time there she worked as a food sustainability intern, a computer tech at Evergreen's library, a customer service representative at Olympia's Farmers Market, and as an organizer for Thurston County's "Waste Less Food" Campaign. She moved from Olympia to Seattle in 2017 to participate in the Justice Leadership Program where she worked at Earth Ministry, a nonprofit that aims to mobilize the faith community for equitable climate policy. She's excited to join the team as an organizer. Emily can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.