Climate Youth Town Hall Set for February 11
MCPS students are invited to participate in a Climate Youth Town Hall from 7–8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11. The event will be held via Zoom.
The town hall, hosted by the county executive, Montgomery College and MCPS, is an opportunity for students to connect with each other on climate action and provide feedback on the county’s Draft Climate Action Plan. This virtual event is open to all, but is geared to high school and college students. Local students will be featured panelists, and there will be multiple breakout sessions for students to learn from each other and provide input and perspective on climate action. Register here.
In addition, Montgomery County is hosting a competition for artwork to be featured in its climate action plan. The deadline is Sunday, Feb. 28. The competition is open to students and county residents of all ages.
Submissions can be photos, drawings, poems, videos and original memes that invoke the need to protect the community from climate change.
Artists may submit work in any of the following categories:
- Engage!—What is the connection between community and climate?
- Sound the Climate Alarm!—Capture the emergency of climate change.
- Adaptation and Resilience—How can our community adapt to a rapidly changing world?
- Environmental/Climate Justice and Racial Equity—Capture the inequalities exacerbated by climate change and highlight the voices of the historically marginalized.
- Future Vision of Montgomery County—What will the county look like in 2035 if it meets the greenhouse gas reduction goals in an equitable way? The contest encourages submissions of digital art to create future landscapes, concept art and your utopias.
More information, including contest rules, are available here.