Cape Cod Commission welcomes second cohort of Climate Ambassadors
Students from across Cape Cod commit to working together to combat climate change
The Cape Cod Commission is pleased to announce that the second session of the Climate Ambassador Program is underway. Twenty-two students from nine Cape Cod school districts met virtually for the first time on Tuesday, January 18.
The Climate Ambassador Program is an initiative to educate, engage, and empower young people on Cape Cod to work together to combat the impacts of climate change. To apply, students submitted a one-page letter detailing their interest in climate action along with a teacher recommendation.
Through the course of seven virtual meetings, students will learn about and discuss a variety of climate-related subjects including local and global climate causes and impacts, carbon reduction strategies, resiliency planning, equity considerations, advocacy efforts, communication methods, and policymaking. Students will hear from climate leaders and experts from both on and off Cape Cod.
The program culminates with individual small projects, in which students demonstrate how they can have a personal impact on climate change at home or in their school communities. Past projects included composting and recycling programs, climate technology design, and investment strategies.
Students are encouraged to take the lessons learned through the Climate Ambassador Program and work to inspire other young people to learn more and to take action.
Learn more about the Climate Ambassador Program: www.capecodcommission.org/climate-ambassadors