October 1st, 2019
Education , Energy , Press Release
**Updated 10/9/19 – Deadline is now extended to Sunday, October 20th.
(HONOLULU) Blue Planet Foundation today announced it is seeking Oahu high school students to join its new climate-focused educational program. Climate Crew is a 12-month program that will share the latest climate science and data-driven advocacy tools with a cohort of up to 25 youth who are currently in grades 9-12 on Oahu.
“To catalyze the needed policy changes on clean energy and climate action, Blue Planet Foundation aims to empower youth on Oahu to more fully engage in advocacy activities through its Climate Crew program,” said Griff Jurgens, educational director of Blue Planet Foundation. “Along with learning about the critical climate issues our planet is facing, this program will help students gain confidence and experience that they can carry into the future as an organizer and leader.”
The program will kick off with a mandatory, two-day training workshop in November 2019. Participants will receive exclusive training on civic engagement activities and advocacy efforts, such as presenting to their neighborhood board or organizing social media campaigns. They will help expand advocacy engagement on climate to their communities. And they will be linked to the City and County of Honolulu to help work on its climate goals. At the end of the program, students will be awarded a Climate Crew certificate.
From now through Friday, October 11th, interested Oahu high school students can apply on the Climate Crew page on Blue Planet’s website. They will also need to submit a letter of recommendation. For more information, visit blueplanetfoundation.org/climate-crew.