Your Climate Story. (Youth Program)
The City is taking bold action to protect the planet for future generations. We are doing this by setting city-wide greenhouse gas emission goals, implementing effective strategies to reach these targets, and building a resilient community. Our plan relies on the voice of that future generation to share with us their vision of a sustainable, resilient Santa Barbara.
The “Your Climate Story” program gives kids and teenagers the creative space to envision what their future would look like in a carbon neutral world. This will not only give our team exciting ideas, but it will also serve as a way to engage the younger demographic in the climate conversation and give them ownership of community climate actions.
Teachers, parents, or caretakers may use the writing prompt as an exercise to teach the young writer about the climate crisis, climate action strategies, and community resilience. Through this activity the writer will help identify sustainable goals, hopefully inspiring themselves and their community into climate action.
This program is expected to launch in February 2021 — stay tuned!