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Boise’s Youth Climate Action Fund

Alex Brooks



Climate action, and the associated environmental education that is necessary to connect with the community, is happening at the city level across the world. Arguably the most important voices in the conversation are those of youth, who will be the ones to bare the greatest impacts of climate change.


Bloomberg Philanthropies, in partnership with United Cities and Local Governments and the Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation at Johns Hopkins University, has allocated funds to over 100 international cities for youth-led climate action projects. The City of Boise will receive $50,000 to fund projects in our community. 



The call for applications will open in June 2024. Eligible applicants must be 15-24 years old. Applicants must identify at least 3 project team members including themselves (all 15-24 years old). Funds will be distributed in August 2024, with all funds being spent and projects completed by December 31st, 2024. 


Awards will each be $1000-$5000 for youth-led climate action projects. Projects must align a Boise’s Climate Action Roadmap priority. These priorities are listed below with examples of each, although we are open to all project ideas.


Energy & Buildings

-Implement energy efficiency measures for shared spaces, such as schools or community centers

-Create an energy saving educational campaign for your community

Transportation

-Create an event encouraging community members to ride their bikes more

-Host a bike repair workshop

Consumption & Waste

-Plan a reduce & reuse event 

-Start a recycling or composting program at your school or community center

Water

-Create a water conservation campaign in your neighborhood

-Plant a water saving landscaping in a public space

Food Systems

-Plan a local foods event in your community

-Start a new community garden 

Natural Environments

-Host a tree planting event at a community space

-Plant a pollinator garden at your school

Innovation & Engagement

-Create a climate related public art piece, such as a mural or sculpture

-Plan a climate education related event in your community


For more information visit the Boise Youth Climate Action Fund page or email Alex Brooks at ambrooks@cityofboise.org


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