Youth Climate Challengers Finish Strong in 2020

Earlier this year, our 2019-2020 Youth Climate Challenge participants wrapped up their projects addressing local climate issues. Check out the incredible things they accomplished in just six short months!



The Youth Climate Challenge is an immersive experience that connects students with leading climate scientists, practitioners, artists, and fellow youth. In challenge teams, students are guided and challenged to identify and analyze the climate impacts in their own communities. Together, they investigate climate strategies and solutions and formulate action plans to implement in their sphere of influence.



Earlier this year, our 2019-2020 Youth Climate Challenge participants wrapped up their community-based projects addressing local climate issues. Check out some of the amazing things they accomplished in just six short months!


 

2019-2020 Youth Climate Challenge Accomplishments



American Indian Student Initiatives (AISI)

  • Registered and officially recognized as a student-run organization at The University of Arizona campus on September 27, 2019.

  • Partnered with the Native American Student Association (NASA) cultural center, American Indian Science Engineering Society (AISES), GRID Tribal Alternatives, South West Environmental Health Sciences Center (SWEHSC), Students for Sustainability (SFS) club, and Baboquivari High School.

  • Helped install a solar panel system to a family living without electricity with GRID Tribal Alternatives on the Navajo reservation.

  • Organized an Environmental Justice panel discussion with other environmental organizations on campus and provided environmental outreach services (sustainable rainwater harvesting project and recycling program) to the Baboquivari High School.