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Statewide high school competition takes on climate change
April 2 deadline fast approaching
SACRAMENTO - The Air Resources Board is reminding state high schools and youth groups of the April 2, 2012 deadline for participation in the second annual Climate Generation Program, a high school competition challenging students to connect environmental school work with their daily lives and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
The competition creates an opportunity for students to gain real-world experience in climate action by working together as a team to design and set in place a project that reduces their school or community’s carbon footprint.
The Climate Generation Program is designed to encourage young people to engage in climate change issues at local, national and international levels.
High schools and youth groups in California are eligible to participate in the 2011-2012 Climate Generation Program. The project must benefit the school or community and relate to one or more of the following topic areas:
- Energy Conservation
- Renewable Energy
- Water Conservation
- School Operations (e.g., purchasing, recycling/waste reduction, landscaping, etc.)
- Awareness/Communication (Outreach)
For more information on the Climate Generation Program go to: http://www.coolcalifornia.org/climate-generation .
ARB's mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy. The ARB oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health based air quality standards.