Planet Green 2017: SUSTAINABILITY ALASKA

Frank Ski Kids Foundation presents Planet Green 2017: SUSTAINABILITY ALASKA

10 students will have the amazing opportunity to travel on The Frank Ski Kids Foundation Planet Green Science Excursion to Haines Alaska JUNE 18TH-24TH 2017.

Global Warming and Climate Change is affecting our economy, health and communities in diverse ways.

Students will have a hands-on study of our very fragile eco-system and the effects of Global Warming and Climate Change in Alaska. These “Sustainability Ambassadors” will become advocates for sustainability projects in their schools and local communities. 

 

To Enter This Contest:

Students will log on to www.frankskikids.org.

Students must write an online essay in 500 words or less:

“What are the effects Global Warming has had on our Eco System in Alaska. And how those effects can be cured through effective Sustainability Practices”

20 Essays will be chosen. Those 20 Students will then be invited to deliver their essays in Speech Form in front of a panel of judges. Judges will then choose 10 Finalist to travel on our Planet Green Trip to Alaska.

ESSAYS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MAY 14TH AT 11:59PM EST.

Winning Students Will:

  • See first-hand the melting polar ice and the retreat of the glaciers
  • Work hand and hand with local scientists and industry leaders to study what effects the melting polar ice & glaciers have on plants, animals and the eco-system in Alaska and the lower 48 states
  • Interact with The Marine Life & Wildlife of Alaska

To qualify for program consideration students must be:

  • 13-15 years old
  • Attend an accredited Georgia based school or home school

 

BACKGROUND

Climate change is the single biggest environmental and humanitarian crisis of our time. The Earth’s atmosphere is overloaded with heat-trapping carbon dioxide, which threatens large-scale disruptions in climate with disastrous consequences. We must act now to spur the adoption of cleaner energy sources at home and abroad.

Climate change is changing our economy, health and communities in diverse ways. Scientists warn that if we do not aggressively curb climate change now, the results will likely be disastrous.

Global warming is currently impacting Alaska and will continue to impact it a number of ways. These impacts include melting polar ice, the retreat of glaciers, increasing storm intensity, wildfires, coastal flooding, droughts, crop failures, loss of habitat and threatened plant and animal species.

THANK YOU TO ALL THE STUDENTS WHO ENTERED! 


All proceeds from the wine tasting and auction will go to further support the Frank Ski Kids Foundation’s programs which are essential in providing children with the necessary education and hands-on experiences vital to furthering their ambitions.