Broward County Launches Conservation and Climate Change Challenge for all Broward Schools
The Broward County Pollution Prevention, Remediation and Air Quality Division is launching the first Conservation and Climate Change Challenge (C3 Challenge), an educational competition intended to engage students, teachers, school administrators, staff and parents in practical strategies to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions school-wide and at home.
Through improved energy efficiency, reduced consumption, increased recycling and changes in transportation behaviors, participants will learn how simple actions, taken together, can create a climate of change. In support of this competition, Broward County also created a C3 Challenge Toolkit with educational activities aligned with Sunshine State Standards and Grade Level Expectations that can be downloaded at no cost. Visit www.broward.org/air and click C3 CHALLENGE. Use the Toolkit to learn how your school can win.
There are four easy steps for schools to take to enter into the challenge:
Take the Challenge – a teacher or school administrator (Climate Ambassador) registers their school by e-mailing .
Build Your C3 Team- the school’s Climate Ambassador recruits other teachers and students.
Spread the Word – teachers and students can use the Conservation and Climate Change Challenge Toolkit and other educational resources to learn how to reduce their carbon footprint at school and at home.
Teacher Pledge Drive - the Climate Ambassador and teachers submit the online Teacher Pledge by December 18, 2009, indicating their commitment to educate students and the community about actions to reduce their carbon footprint.
The grand prize includes: C3 Celebration Day at school; sustainable school plaque, e-certificates; C3 School Sustainability kit, C3 winning banner for school; climate LEEDer prize packs, 2010 Green Footprint calendars, recognition from the Board of County Commissioners at commission meeting; and a Climate Change collection which includes books, documentaries, and movies for winning school’s library.
The competition ends on December 18, 2009. For more information visit www.broward.org/air and click C3CHALLENGE.
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