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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
Expert judges select semi-finalists

Jul 31, 2014 08:00 EDT - Aug 12, 2014 08:00 EDT
Proposal revisions
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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
Voting period
Public Voting Period

Sep 3, 2014 12:00 EDT - Oct 2, 2014 12:00 EDT
Winners awarded
Winners are announced for the Judges’ and Popular Choice Awards

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.

5 Proposals
Aug 23, 2014
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Join youth climate activists to organize in solidarity with communities impacted by fracking in PA: see more at
Aug 21, 2014
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Kids promote the program. Vendors selling green products automatically give discounts to parents and rebates to PTAs for family purchases.
Aug 20, 2014
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Building a youth-led citizen movement to address climate change from the bottom-up
Aug 20, 2014
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Empower youth to advocate for a just valuation of their future in the economics of climate change, thus unlocking ambitious climate action
Aug 19, 2014
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Enhancing youth engagement in climate policy through production of a fun, simple and easy to understand and use starterkit on climate action