Cape Cod Commission’s Climate Ambassador Program Seeks High School Students

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The deadline to apply to the Cape Cod Commission’s Climate Ambassador Program is approaching.

Applications must be received by Monday, Dec. 13, 2021.

The 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.

Students in grades 9-12 who would like to develop a better understanding of climate change, learn how to communicate effectively about climate, and learn what actions can be taken individually and collectively to bring about change are encouraged to apply to participate in the five-month program.

Selected students will participate in seven virtual meetings, to be held on Tuesday afternoons from January to April 2022. 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.

Interested students will need to submit an application online, including a brief description detailing why they are interested in climate change and what they hope to learn or accomplish by being a part of the Climate Ambassador Program.

A reference from a teacher or guidance counselor is required and should be submitted separately to