Abt Associates: Bold thinkers driving real-world impact
Abt Associates commended winners of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Climate Change in Focus” student video contest and other middle schoolers who entered the contest for modeling responsible citizenry by sharing their concern about climate change and explaining what they are doing to reduce carbon pollution.
“The winning video entries as well as the 86 other entries received by EPA show that many young people across this country are thinking about climate change and are doing something about it,” said Lisa Mayo, Abt senior communications specialist and manager of the “Climate Change in Focus” project. “These students are examples of what it takes to be a responsible citizen.”
The three winning video titles, announced in April and publicized on the EPA web site, as well as on the web site of the National Environmental Education Foundation, which co-sponsored the contest, were “Climate Change on the Shore,” “Trash Terminators,” and “How I’m Thinking Globally and Acting Locally.” They were produced by middle school students in New Jersey, North Carolina and Michigan respectively.
The contest, which included Abt’s development of a web page complete with guidelines and a resource guide as well as a promotional flyer and web badge, is one of several efforts in which Abt Associates is supporting EPA to foster an understanding of climate change and inspire youth to participate in reducing their carbon footprint in their schools, homes, and communities.
Watch the winning videos.
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