Youth Climate Stories - Storytelling Campaign
At the Global Youth Climate Action Fund, we believe in the importance of storytelling to inspire change and action. For this reason, we are setting up the Youth Climate Stories platform to give young people a voice to share their experiences, challenges they have endured, and how they overcame these challenges in the face of the climate crisis. If you are a young person, 30 years old and below, we invite you to fill out the form below and share your story with us. We are looking for stories about youth involvement in climate and environmental issues. It could be a first-hand account of how you and your community is affected by climate change, your contribution to your community, with regards to climate change and environmental conservation, or a climate smart innovation that helped solve a challenge in your community. We want to highlight actions from the youth sector, especially those in developing nations who are most vulnerable to the major risks brought by the climate crises. Submitted stories will be published on our Youth Climate Stories web-page and social media pages. Every three months, the most impactful story will receive a cash prize of USD 100 vetted by the criteria indicated below. This story will be given a special feature on the website, and a special mention on our monthly newsletter.
Winners of Storytelling Campaigns
Coleen is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of St. La Salle. She is a climate justice advocate and environmental protection champion. Her volunteer work focused on youth engagement, environmental protection, and advocacy for climate change
Leadership is not an inherited skill; it is a treasure which, if found and properly cultivated, can serve to positively transform the world. Becoming a lawyer and a social entrepreneur have been two of the most thoughtful decisions I have made in my life. During the last 5 years, I have worked as a Co-founder and Executive Director at Climalab NGO
My passion for environment started when I was a kid. I could run from home, go to a nearby forest and watch birds and insects play. My favorites being doves and playing mantis. I enjoyed how one dove could sing and another one could respond. For the playing mantis, I admired their hardwork digging a hole just to burry a worm.
Once upon a time, under the mountains of Lesotho there lived a creature named El-nino that terrorised and destroyed everything in its path. It ravaged the land with its ability to raise temperatures and fuelling environmental degradation, natural disasters, weather extremes, food and water insecurity,
People don’t really worry about climate change because it’s too overwhelming and we’re already in too deep. It’s like if you owe your friend Ksh. 1,000, you’re like, ‘OK, I’ve got to pay this dude back.’ But if you owe your friend Ksh. 1 million shillings, you’re like, ‘I guess I’m just going to die.
Climate Innovation Hub, established in March 2022, is a community of young researchers in the field of climate change and energy transition, who are collaboratively working towards a sustainable future.
Je suis Jacques Moore, un jeune de nature souvent timide et introvertie Ce qui ne me permettait pas de côtoyer les gens autour de moi, mais possédant un courage à l’intérieur de moi lorsqu’il s’agit de m’adresser à un public réuni, c’est cela ma force et ma passion ; Je suis un amoureux de la nature depuis l’enfance ; J’aime la méditation,
“Want to see my pet pigeon?” says Gujju to me as I walk back home to my PG in Mumbai. Gujju lives with his parents, two sisters and younger brother under the Dadar Station bridge. His family sells scraps and he goes ragpicking in nearby dustbins and dumping sites with his mother everyday. At eight years old he knows he has a “job” to do.
1. We will only accept ORIGINAL stories.
2. You may submit a WRITTEN or VIDEO entry. If you're submitting a video, please upload it to a virtual drive and then share the link with us.
3. We will accept stories in ENGLISH, SPANISH, or FRENCH.
4. If submitting a written story, please limit it to max. 1,000 words.
5. If submitting a video, please limit to maximum of 3 mins.
6. Submissions are accepted for young people 30 years and below.
First Round Deadline: June 30, 2022
STORY SELECTION CRITERIA:
20% COMMUNICATION - how well was the story conveyed given the technical guidelines?
20% CREATIVITY - how engaging is the story and how does it stand out from the rest?
20% IMPACT - how memorable was the story, and how much impact will it create on the region?
20% RELATABILITY - which story effectively relates the personal experience to the global climate situation?
20% RELEVANCE - how relevant is the story to the climate situation in that specific region?
For inquiries about this campaign, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.