2020 National Climate Student Competition launched by Books Motivate Foundation
The floodgates for innovative thinking and evidence-based solutions among high school students from all 50 states and the District of Columbia are open. Students are invited to submit a climate science essay that concerns their home state before the Saturday, May 30 deadline for the 2020 National Climate Student Competition.
In 2019, the first state-by-state national student climate essay competition in the United States was launched by Books Motivate Foundation, a nonprofit organization. The winning essayist, Jasmine DeMaria had her work showcased at the 2019 Breakfast of Champions Student Awards event held during the National Book Festival weekend in Washington, D.C. (To view Jasmine DeMaria’s winning essay visit the weblink here.)
Student-directed learning through essay writing place the climate responsibility in the hands of the next generation sooner. This incentive-based program with student monetary prize winners and essay publication as primary targeted goals highlights the learning/reward process. Books Motivate Foundation efforts circumvent the mixed messages that originate within the political arena, and help provide reference pathways for students entering college and career fields.
A professional marketing campaign and public involvement reach high school science teachers, students, and parents directly, and through their associations. A network of supporters collaborates with Dr. Pamela Ellis, Books Motivate Foundation executive director. Ellis stated, “Our deep empathy for fellow citizens in the United States, and also globally, compels us to ‘be a part of the solution, and not the problem’ by leading discussions and actions on climate science. This program provides community education in an effort to prevent climate catastrophes, which result in human and environmental losses.” For student registration, sponsor, and donor involvement opportunities, visit the website, Booksmotivate.org, email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (304) 404-4150 for additional information.
U.S. State and Federal Senate and House Representative members are invited to recognize 2020 Climate Student Essayist winners from each state during the annual keynote fundraiser event for U.S. student climate publication awards.
2020 National Climate Program Timeline
- 2020 National Climate Student Competition Program press release is distributed to national science agencies, high school science teacher associations, student and parent organizations, environmental associations, corporate leaders, and media outlets.
- Personal invitations are provided for participation to U.S. State and Federal Senate and House Representative members.
- Students submit climate op-ed essays to their local or state newspapers for publication.
- Student op-ed and climate essay submissions are received by Books Motivate Foundation for adjudication review by a diverse panel of scientific and policy community leaders.
- National student climate essay winners are announced for press publication. The public is invited to attend the 2020 Breakfast of Champions Awards Event on Saturday, August 29, 2020 during the National Book Festival Weekend.
2020 Breakfast of Champions Program
Celebrate Student Climate Publications
Date: Saturday, August 29, 2020
Washington, D.C. hotel negotiated rates during the National Book Festival Weekend walking distance from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Meet friends and help protect planet Earth with the purchase of RACING EXTINCTION movie screening tickets for Monday, January 6, 2020 at 7 PM at the Winchester, VA, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Admission includes special introduction plus discussion afterwards. A portion of ticket sales and a percentage of food and beverage sales benefits the Books Motivate student climate essayists program!
Your support makes a world of difference…Thank you!
Dear Community Advocates,
For many of us, the research of climate science and change is a most pressing concern. This year, Books Motivate Foundation working with leading climate scientists, students, teachers, parents, and community leaders used our individual and collective voices to circumvent mixed climate messages. Join in our environmental education cause to advance outstanding student essay writing for 2020 publication. Visit our Students and Donate pages for additional information.
Don’t forget holiday giving. Make purchase savings with igive.com for family, friends, and co-workers in support of the 2020 National Climate Outreach Sprint to Thrive Program! Let us help you achieve a loud and clear speaking voice to the next generation with corporate and governmental policy makers in 2019 and throughout the New Year 2020. So many look forward to your continued civic leadership!
We, also, look forward to meeting with you prior to, or during, our planning and execution of exciting upcoming events. As a first-time donor, or as a previous supporter, your continued volunteerism and financial contributions make a tremendous difference!
Your tax-deductible charitable donation by the December 31, 2019 deadline to Books Motivate Foundation, a 501(c)(3) and TechSoup organization, ensures our community’s best efforts to make significant awards to participating students.
I believe that you want to be “In” on this magnanimous annual endeavor!
With Gratitude and Commitment,
Dr. Pamela Ellis
A World of Thanksgivings for gracious, impactful words and deeds with Laurie Biggs, Patrick Campbell, Ana Curtis, Byron Ellis, Ebonique Ellis, Lauretta Halstead, Philip Halstead, and so many 🌍🌹
Location: Hyatt Place, Washington, DC/U.S. Capitol, Date: Saturday, August 31, 2019, Time: 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM, during the National Book Festival at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
Be inspired by a festival of books, and champion by leading, and lending support to the 2019 Books Motivate National Climate Outreach Program in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, August 31, 2019 with Keynote Breakfast of Champions Presentation by Dr. Patrick Campbell, Certified Consulting Meteorologist, American Meteorological Society, George Mason University, ARL/NOAA Affiliate on, Tipping points in the climate system: Global and national concerns for U.S. citizens and policymakers.
Join us later in the evening for the Common Ground Dinner Reception at 7:15 p.m. Reserve seating free (buy appetizers, meals, drinks separately).
Reserve tickets below before the Monday, August 26 catering deadline. If at all possible, we want to meet with you, family, and friends there!
Like Al Gore, some of us truly believe that we can handle any Inconvenient Truths after being energized by conversations, planning, and the film. With so many wonderful people in attendance for this special evening, we are filled with gratitude everyone! Look for upcoming program and event information with next steps for engagements. Special thanks to Dr. Nick Snow for service beyond the call of duty representing Citizens’ Climate Lobby efforts locally, and nationwide.
Books Motivate is pleased to announce a special movie screening of An Inconvenient Sequel at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Winchester, VA, July 22, 2019 at 7 pm. Invite your family, friends, coworkers, and community members. Choose to Thrive in 2019!
How do we relate to polar bears? We are both mammals who understand “Sink or Swim” to avoid extinction for survival, and more so. Choose to Thrive! U.S. high school students, write a climate science essay! Enter to win publication in an upcoming book on climate science before the May 30, 2019 deadline! See program details here.