Climate Action: Race to Zero
In collaboration with Count Us In and the UK High Level Champions for COP26

Calling all young people to join the race to save our planet!

Get inspiration from Count Us In’s practical and impactful steps to mobilize 1 billion people for climate action. Then join one of the challenges below to protect what you love.

DO SOMETHING NOW!

Put your idea into action and win an Innovation Award of 2,000 Euros
We are offering awards of €2,000 to young people aged 16-35 to help you turn your ideas into action on how to bring wild back, eat for the planet, travel sustainably, or rewrite our future. Whether it is planting urban gardens in food deserts, spreading solar energy, or a slam poetry contest on climate justice, whatever your idea, we can help you make it happen.
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LEARN ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING

Take the AimHi Climate Course to learn more about climate change
Master key concepts, cut through the misinformation and become a climate champion. AimHi’s empowering and uplifting live course is supported by the University of Cambridge, has rave reviews, and is being promoted by the UN Environment Programme. Anyone anywhere can participate.
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SPEAK OUT WITH YOUR IDEAS

Hone your public speaking skills so you can speak out on climate change!
Are you between 14-18 years of age and interested in joining a workshop to help you hone your public speaking skills? There will be a competition with prizes for the best speeches at the end of the workshop. Download entry forms and get advice on speaking out!
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MYBITYOURBIT

Send your challenge to world leaders at COP26
Send a challenge to world leaders attending COP26. Record a short video message, saying briefly what you’re doing about the climate emergency (‘My bit’) and what you are challenging the world leaders to do (‘Your bit’). The best 100 videos will be showcased at COP26 to grab the attention of world leaders.
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ENTER THE CLIMATE SCIENCE OLYMPIAD

The Climate Science Olympiad invites you to create solutions to the Sustainable Development Goals.
You can join a team or form your own team in one of two age categories: 14-17 and 18-25. Registration is open until 1st August 2021. There will be 10,000 participants and 50 finalists, with a prize pool of $10,000. Find out more and register!
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SING IT CHALLENGE

Create and perform a song on climate change!
CANbeat and Stayge Positive are challenging people under 35 to create and perform a song on climate change, whether warning the world of catastrophe or inspiring people to action, music and dance in any format all have the capacity to create change. Share your music with the world and win a prize!
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CRAFT IT CHALLENGE

Use your crafts for activism
Craftivist Collective, who use crafts for activism, challenge you to make a yellow canary in any medium you wish (we have patterns too) and place it in public with the message ‘Join us on the #RaceToZero @Craftivists’ to engage passersby or through social media.
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SAY IT CHALLENGE

Create a Future Dictionary for a warming world!
Words such as greenwashing, ecocide and upcycling have come into the dictionary in recent years. What words will we need in the future? Help create a Future Dictionary for a warming world. Prizes of £50 for the best 100 new words. Yours could be one.
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PLANT IT CHALLENGE

Plant flowers in unloved places!
Guerrilla gardeners plant flowers in unloved places to brighten the environment and cheer up people. Prizes of £100 for the best guerrilla planting. Just find some space which needs a bit of TLC, plant it creatively, and share what you have done.
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REDUCE REUSE OR RECYCLE IT

A challenge by the Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots
Enter the Climate Force Challenge and use your imagination to reduce CO2 emissions. Five prizes of £1,500 are being offered by Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots to help make the most imaginative ideas happen.
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JOIN A COMMUNITY OF CHANGEMAKERS

Be part of a global community!
We are creating a community of thousands of young people eager to address the climate emergency and wanting to change the world.
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Our Vision

Climate change poses a huge threat to human life on the planet. We are all facing an emergency where urgent action is needed by everybody, everywhere. Young people have a particularly important role to play. Climate Action: Race to Zero is a global collaboration aiming to harness young people’s creativity, energy and engagement to help create a world which is fit for them and their children to inherit.

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