MCPS students are invited to participate in a Youth Public Weather Meeting to be held on Thursday, February 11 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. The event will be held through Zoom.
The public meeting, hosted by the County Executive, Montgomery College, and MCPS, is an opportunity for students to connect with each other on climate action and provide feedback on the Draft Climate Action Plan County. This virtual event is open to everyone, but is aimed at high school and college students. Local students will be featured panelists and there will be multiple breakout sessions for students to learn from each other and provide information and perspective on climate action. Sign up here.
Additionally, Montgomery County is hosting a contest for artwork to be featured in its climate action plan. The delivery deadline is Sunday, February 28. The contest is open to students and county residents of all ages.
The participating works can be original photos, drawings, poems, videos and memes that invoke the need to protect the community from climate change.
Artists can submit work in any of the following categories:
- Get involved! —What’s the connection between the community and the climate?
- Sound the weather alarm! ”“ Catching the climate change emergency.
- Adaptation and Resilience — How can our community adapt to a rapidly changing world?
- Environmental / Climate Justice and Racial Equity — Capturing inequalities exacerbated by climate change and bringing out the voices of those who have been historically marginalized.
- Montgomery County’s Future Vision — What will the county look like in 2035 if it meets its greenhouse gas reduction targets in an equitable manner? The contest encourages the submission of digital artworks to create future landscapes, conceptual art, and their utopias.
More information, including contest rules, are available here.