Send in your nominations for the Children’s Climate Prize 2018
The Children’s Climate Prize has evolved and is now an established platform for young, environmentally-conscious people from all over the world. The climate award at the center of the event is presented to a child or youth who has done something extraordinary for the climate or the environment and, most of all, the ceremony has grown into an opportunity for young climate fighters worldwide to meet, discuss, exchange experiences and network. On April 23, we start accepting award nominations; contributions are submitted on the Children’s Climate Prize website.
The prize was initiated in 2016 by Swedish renewable energy company Telge Energi; a company dedicated to, and exclusively working with, renewable energy sources thus taking a stand for sustainable development for more than 10 years. But Telge Energi want to do more to help save the world while also supporting others on the same journey. Therefore, the company launched the Children's Climate Prize two years ago to award a child or youth between the age of 12-17 who has made extraordinary world-enhancing efforts focusing on climate and the environment. The prize was established to spotlight the climate issue from the perspective of children and young adults, with the insight that the future at stake is theirs. The winner and all finalists are selected by a jury and the winner receives 50,000 SEK.
We are now accepting this year’s nominations. They can be anything from a project or initiative to an invention or physical machine. The prize can be awarded to an individual, a group or an organization and we accept nominations from all over the world. Anyone can nominate their climate hero!
Nominations are open between April 23 and September 30 and all contributions are easily submitted via a form on our website which can be found here >> www.childrensclimateprize.org
Previous recipients of the Children’s Climate Prize
Edgar Edmund 2017 - After seeing how plastic contributed to environmental issues locally in his own community Edgar Edmund was inspired to solve the problem on his own. He built a machine that converts plastic waste to durable building blocks, roof tiles and other useful products. Today Edgar runs his own company, Green Venture Recycles, which turns plastic waste into clever and affordable building materials. He has recycled more than 1.2 million plastic bags, in total over 20 000 kilograms (44 000 pounds) of plastic, which otherwise would have ended up in nature. He has also employed over a hundred people and educated more than 4000 students through environmental campaigns at schools all over Arusha, Tanzania.
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez 2016 - Xiuhtezcatl has made his voice heard on some of the world's most influential stages including the United Nations Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Rio+20, and he has also spoken before the United Nations General Assembly in New York. He is the director of Earth Guardians, a worldwide conservation organization consisting of young activists, artists and musicians trying to make a difference, working together to battle climate change and other important issues that will determine the future. Xiuhtezcatl is one of 21 plaintiffs suing the federal government and the Trump administration for failing to act on climate change. A federal Court rejected the government's move to dismiss the case in November 2016.