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The Climate Center youth scholarship program now open

In all of human history, we have never known an existential threat like climate change. But humans are cognitively wired to deny, ignore, or remain complacent to the crisis regardless of the floods, droughts, wildfires, rising sea levels, and other evidence surrounding us. With the current federal administration, climate change deniers and fossil fuel leaders have ascended to positions of great power. Given this reality, we must step up. The need for scientifically accurate climate education and positive action is more important than ever. Young people are on the front line of this movement, and The Climate Center has been investing in youth leadership for many years. ECO2school’s World Changers Career Pathways Scholarship engages the next generation of problem solvers and creative thinkers to apply themselves to positive solutions to the climate challenge.

World Changers is a merit-based scholarship for graduating seniors who have engaged in community projects with measurable carbon dioxide emission reductions. A strong applicant will be able to clearly articulate their leadership in both planning and organizing activities that tangibly reduce greenhouse gas emissions here in Sonoma County. Five $1,000 scholarships are available.

The World Changers grant is now open and completed applications are due April 30th. Interested seniors can find more information at our website eco2school.org.

Have questions or need support in your project? Contact eco2school@theclimatecenter.org