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arbcombo -- Applications are now being accepted for the 2009 California Climate Champions Competition!

Posted: 23 Dec 2008 15:54:29
Young Californians in grades 9-12 can apply to become California
Climate Champions for 2009!. California Climate Champions 2009!

In partnership with the British Council, the California Air
Resources Board is once again sponsoring a competition to
identify California Climate Champions. This program will engage
young people as communicators who will help to influence and
educate their peers, as well as the general public, on the
urgency of climate change.  Find out more at the program
at: http://coolcalifornia.org/climatechampions

Entries are due Jan. 19, 2009.  Apply through our website:


Download the Competition Flyer at:


This is a wonderful opportunity for young people to show
leadership and commitment for one of the most pressing issues
our time. We hope you will encourage any qualified students
you know to participate!

Who Can Apply?

Young Californians in grades 9-12 can apply to become
Climate Champions for 2009! 

What Will the Champions do?

California Climate Champions will develop and implement an
individual project to raise awareness of climate change, and
will participate in a wide range of other activities between
February 2009 and August 2010, including:

•California Climate Champions Orientation Day in April 2009
•"climate camp" in June 2009
•online peer networking
•talking with the media about their activities
•attending/speaking at various climate change meetings and

In addition, two of the champions will represent the United
States at a project planning workshop in Edinburgh, Scotland,
February 23-27, 2009, where they will meet international
champions from across the globe and help shape ideas for global
projects in addition to learning more about each other’s
individual work.

For more information:

Please contact us at climatechampions@arb.ca.gov or call
Annalisa Schilla at 916-322-8514.

The California Climate Champions program, sponsored by the
California Air Resources Board and the British Council, is one
a number of similar initiatives established in many countries
around the world. To learn more about the International Climate
Champions Program visit:


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