The Climate Change Project is an opportunity for 2-3 high school youth from the North & West Suburbs to connect with the Faith in Place Summer Eco-Ambassador Program.
The Eco-Ambassador Program contracts with 10-12 Chicago youth each summer to explore and engage in environmental education, learn about career opportunities related to environmental stewardship, and participate in community service activities.
The Climate Change Project is a joint urban/suburban experience to learn about Climate Change together and then work to create a workshop on Climate Change to be presented at the Faith in Place Green Team Summit on Sunday, October 15th at the Field Museum.
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Travel with Dan Huntsha, the Northwest Suburbs Outreach Coordinator, to the Program’s home base in Hyde Park for one week of the program (July 25th, 26th, & 27th). The program meets from Tuesday-Thursday, 9:30 to 2:30 at McCormick Theological Seminary, 5460 S. University Ave (University of Chicago area). Travel will be via Metra train and the CTA. Travel costs will be paid by the Project.
A $125 stipend for the week that the youth travel to Chicago
An enrichment site visit to the Stickney facility of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District and a tour with the District Commissioner, Josina Merito, on the 3rd day of the joint program
2 planning meetings after the summer program ends to create a workshop on Climate Change to be presented at the Green Team Summit – one on Saturday, Sept. 16th at the Faith in Place office in Chicago (70 E Lake St.) and one on Saturday, Oct. 7th at a location in the NW suburbs – times to be determined, transportation and food will be provided by the Project – the 2nd planning meeting will also be combined with a conversation with donors for this project
Presentation of a youth workshop on Climate Change at the Faith in Place Green Team Summit, Sunday, Oct. 15th, at the Field Museum in Chicago. Transportation to the city and back will paid for by the Project.
The Climate Change Project is a joint collaboration with Faith in Place and Countryside Unitarian Universalist Congregation.