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The 'Youth for Earth' campaign aims to provide a unique platform for young leaders to showcase their innovative projects and ideas, fostering a community that actively contributes to a sustainable and resilient future. The International Conference on Sustainability Education 2024 is offering recognition and honours to projects that meet specified criteria. The campaign is open to entries from all over South Asia with the main objective of promoting sustainable practices among youth and creating a lasting impact.

In 2024, the 5th iteration of Y4E campaign will focus on "Greening Education for a Sustainable Future" which is the overarching theme of the 6th ICSE and acknowledges the imperative to reorient educational practices and systems towards environmental consciousness and long-term sustainability.

The Youth for Earth (Y4E) campaign was launched in 2020 as a partnership between the Mobius Foundation and The Climate Project Foundation. The campaign aims to celebrate and promote the efforts of young people who are making a positive impact on their surroundings, communities, states, nations, and humanity as a whole. It is built upon the success and experiences of youth engagement at the 1st International Conference of Sustainability Education held in 2019.

The campaign recognizes the significant role that youth plays in driving positive change to address the climate crisis, utilizing education as a crucial tool. The Youth for Earth Campaign has witnessed enthusiastic participation from over 500 youth-led projects in the past and is now back with renewed vigour in 2024, marking its fifth version.



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OBJECTIVES

  • To encourage and involve young minds to develop and implement green action-based projects in their campus and communities.
  • To build the environment, sustainable literacy & leadership skills among young minds for taking and promoting green action.
  • To showcase and celebrate the positive impacts made by young change-makers in their communities and beyond.
  • To provide a unique platform for young sustainability leaders to network and showcase their innovative projects and ideas.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE?

  • The youth can participate in the campaign as a team (minimum of 5 in one team)
  • Teams can participate in two categories competing within their respective categories:
    • Junior: Class 9th to 12th (Schools) - upper age limit 20 years
    • Senior: Graduation/ Postgraduation (Colleges & Universities) - upper age limit 30 years
  • The team must have the name of the project they are submitting for the Youth for Earth campaign 2024 and should nominate a team lead to represent your team.
  • Projects and campaigns should prioritize physical implementation and ground-level work, with a focus on scalability and social welfare.
  • Registration of the team is mandatory for the participation. There is no registration fee.
  • Project Tenure: It wil be from Feb 2024 to July 2024. However, ongoing projects initiated in or after October 2023, would also be consider valid.

Your participation will go a long way and will be recognized at the national, regional, and international levels.

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THEME

Please keep in mind that projects should be centered around the overarching theme "Greening Education for a Sustainable Future”, within which, some sub-themes are suggested as below:

Greening Education, Nature-based solutions, Waste to Wealth: Circular Economy, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Safety, Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Biodiversity Conservation, Clean Energy and Sustainable Transport, Climate Adaptation for Health & well-being, cleanliness drives, net zero transition topics, eco regeneration, global warming and pollution control, E-waste management & handling, E-Vehicles, pond/river cleaning, and decentralized waste management & treatment (housing colony, society or at a larger level).

Note: These are suggested topics and are mentioned for ideation only.

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SELECTION CRITERIA

The projects will be selected based on the following parameters

  • Relevance in the context of climate action & sustainability
  • Applicability & Replicability
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Climate Positive Impact
  • Future Potential of Project
  • Social Impact

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Registration Open Date: 15 February, 2024
  • Registration Deadline: 15 April, 2024
  • Project Submission Deadline: 15 July, 2024.

RECOGNITIONS AND AWARDS

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  1. 5 winning change-makers each from Junior and Senior teams will be awarded cash Prizes:
    • 1st Prize – INR 50,000
    • 2nd Prize – INR 30,000, and Commendation 3rd, 4th and 5th rank holders will be awarded with a cash prize of INR 25,000 each.
  2. A merit certificate and entry pass will be awarded to all the selected participants to attend the 6th International Conference on Sustainability Education 2024.
  3. Certificates will be provided to all the participating teams and their members.
  4. Winning teams' activities/projects will be highlighted and promoted by Mobius Foundation and The Climate Project Foundation India through its social media platforms and website.

*The copyright of winning projects shall lie with Y4E and the content can be used further by the Y4E team for promotion and other purposes.

SOCIAL MEDIA UPDATES

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  • The participating group must post & propagate their projects and timely progress of the same on social media platforms periodically.
  • Tag both of our social media handles on Instagram, it is mandatory to get brownie points to measure progress on your project:
MOBIUS FOUNDATION:  

Instagram   Twitter   Facebook   YouTube        

THE CLIMATE PROJECT FOUNDATION:  

Instagram   Twitter   Facebook   YouTube

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Organizers:

Mobius Foundation
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The Climate Reality Project India and South Asia
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