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Overview

The Climate Ambassador Program is an initiative to educate, engage and empower young people on Cape Cod to work together to combat climate change. The Program is intended for students in grades 9-12 who would like to develop a better understanding of climate change, learn how to communicate effectively about climate, and learn what actions can be taken individually and collectively to bring about change. Selected students will participate in eight virtual meetings, where they will learn about and discuss a variety of climate-related subjects, including local and global climate causes and impacts, carbon reduction strategies, resiliency planning, and equity considerations. Students will have a chance to show off their creativity with a small project demonstrating how they can have a personal impact on climate change at home or in their school communities.

How to Apply

Interested students should submit a one-page letter to climate@capecodcommission.org detailing why they are interested in climate change, their current knowledge of climate change, and what they hope to learn or accomplish by being a part of the Climate Ambassador Program. A reference from a teacher is required. Applications are due by January 8, 2021.

Expectations

Student climate ambassadors are expected to:

  • Commit to attend all meetings
  • Participate with the use of video through the remote platform
  • Actively participate in respectful and constructive dialogue with other participants
  • Share experience from the Program with their supporting teacher

2021 Program Timeline

Applications due:  January 8, 2021

Applicants notified:  by January 20, 2021

Session Dates:  January 27, February 10, February 24, March 10, March 24, April 7, April 28, May 5

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