Young Cape Codders set to become climate ambassadors
This week, a group of young Cape Codders will begin the process to become Climate Ambassadors. The Cape Cod Commission’s Climate Ambassador Program is an initiative to educate, engage, and empower young people on Cape Cod to work together to combat the impacts of climate change.
Nineteen students in grades 9 through 12 were chosen from a field of nearly 40 applicants. Students from Martha’s Vineyard, Monomoy Regional, Barnstable, Sturgis East and West, Nauset Regional, Bourne, Mashpee, Sandwich, Upper Cape Tech and Falmouth Academy will participate in the program. To apply, student submitted a one-page letter detailing their interest along with a teacher recommendation.
The students will gather for their first virtual meeting on Wednesday, January 27. Through the course of eight virtual meetings, students 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.
The program runs through May.
Learn more about the Climate Ambassador program: www.capecodcommission.org/climate-ambassadors