The White House is now accepting nominations for Champions of Change for Climate Education and Literacy-- educators, students, business people, scientists and others in organizations working to educate communities about climate issues. Nominations are due December 23.
Leaders inside and outside of government are helping to increase science-based understanding and awareness of current and future climate change, enhancing climate literacy in K-12 classrooms, on college and university campuses, and in parks and museums across the country. There has been tremendous progress to date, but there is still more work to be done.
A climate-literate workforce will be required for tomorrow’s community leaders, city planners, and entrepreneurs to have the information, knowledge, and training to make sound choices and grow businesses in the context of a changing climate.
Today, we’re asking you to help us identify and honor local leaders who are taking action to enhance understanding of climate change as Champions of Change for Climate Education and Literacy. Nominees may include the following types of individuals:
— Educators who serve as leaders in promoting and integrating best-available climate science into their classrooms.
— Outstanding students who demonstrate a high proficiency in climate knowledge and skills and leadership both inside and outside of the classroom.
— Young scientists who are advancing understanding of climate impacts and solutions.
— Leaders from, organizations that are developing high-quality, science-based tools, resources, and other learning opportunities for students of all ages.
— Individuals from place-based institutions (zoos, parks, aquaria, museums, etc.) that are effectively engaging visitors around climate change.
— Business leaders taking action to enhance understanding and awareness around climate change.Click Here for more information on how you can nominate a Champion of Change.