Climate Actions

About the Campaign

FairGaze, India's leading school focused media ecosystem, in partnership with United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan (UNIC), has launched a four-month student-led campaign School Champs for Climate Action to spread awareness around actions against climate change and the need to ACT NOW.

The 'School Champs For Climate Action' campaign also aims to facilitate the promotion and implementation of SDG-13 (Climate Action) among the school community.

The 'School Champs For Climate Action' campaign includes a pan- India contest for school students to share their impact stories of sustainable actions against climate change.

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Our Campaign is aligned with the objective of SDG 13

#OneDayFor Climate- Our lifestyles have a profound impact on our planet. Our choices matter. Around two-thirds of global greenhouse gas emissions are linked to private households. Start with the Ten Impactful Actions. Ten Impactful Actions

Participation Process

STEP 1: Register for the 'School Champs For Climate Action' campaign at https://sdg.fairgaze.com/one-day-for-climate.html on 10th Nov and until 31st Dec 2021. Post registration, students can login anytime to submit their stories.

STEP 2: Submit the following:

  1. Submit a 250-300 word story on sustainable changes and actions against climate change that you brought about in your household/ School/ local community/ Online community. Your actions would be aligned to any of the ten impactful actions available at https://www.un.org/en/actnow aimed to help in our fight against climate change. The story should be of your action taken between 1 April 2021 to 31 December 2021.
  2. Upload a 1-minute video showcasing the story and the impact achieved. The video must have one or both Parents/ Guardians, sharing their experiences about the actions you have taken to bring in a sustainable change.
  3. Verify the story and the video on authenticity. The verification certificate should be signed by the principal of the school. Download a sample format of the verification letter here
Considerations for the story: Sustainable actions against climate change taken by the student should be followed by a scope for sustainable impact. The student must showcase the impact of the actions taken.

Result Announcement


EVALUATION ROUND 1:
All entries will be screened by the evaluation panel between 1-20 January 2022 and 10 student entries from each language will be shortlisted for the next round.

EVALUATION ROUND 2:
The 20 shortlisted students will present their stories to the evaluation panel between 21-31 January 2022. Top 2 entries from each language will be adjudged as winners and the students of the winning entries will be declared as Student Change-Makers.

The results will be announced in an online closing ceremony scheduled on 11 February 2022 (tentative).

Prizes & Giveaways

  • All students with successful submissions, will be given participation certificates.
  • Other exciting giveaways and hampers for winners will be revealed soon.

For any further details, please reach out to us at:

Email - info@fairgaze.com

Alankrita Tiwari - +91 81308 44055

Renu Sharma - +91 82879 59686

Details of the Campaign

Who can participate- School students of classes 6th-12th of any school across India.

Mode of participation- Online.

Contest fee- The contest is FREE for all students.

Language of submission- Hindi/English.

Timeline

Commencement of Registrations: Nov 10, 2021

Commencement of Submissions: Nov 20,2021

Last date of Registrations and Submissions:
Dec 31,2021

Evaluation Round 1: Jan 1-Jan 20,2022

Evaluation Round 2: Jan 21-Jan 31,2022

Winners Announcement and Closing Ceremony:
Feb 2022


Sample Story & Resources

Note:
The SDG story mentioned below is only for the purpose of reference/example. DO NOT COPY

Please also visit the resource section to know more about climate change and how small and individual actions have a big impact.

Story Example: SDG-13 Climate Action

Few months back, in my science class in school, my teacher told me that millions of people drive to work every day and millions of cars emit greenhouses gases that are destroying our atmosphere. It stuck to me until I opened up about it to my father who uses his car to reach his office every day. When my Dad asked me the solution, I told him exactly what my teacher said “take your bike to work” and “also enjoy the public transport once in a while.” My father was not convinced.

So I did some research on the net and presented data that my father could not refute. I learnt that a researcher at the University of Oxford found that switching to just one trip per day from car driving to cycling, reduces the carbon footprint by about 0.5 tonnes over a year. So if just 10% of the population were to change the travel behavior, the emissions would be around 4% of lifecycle CO2 emissions from all car travel.

Today, my father takes his bike once a week to commute to his office. My next mission is to convince him to take a public transport to work, once a week. Taking public transportation to work is a great way to cut out emissions. Riding your bike to work is also incredibly helpful to the environment and is a great method to get some well-needed exercise.

I have been invited by the Human Resource Department at my father’s office to present my data to all employees and encourage them to ride a bike to the office at least once a week.

That's my SDG story of sustainable actions against climate change.

Class 7 student

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Rules & Guidelines

A school can send as many entries as it wants to. However, each student can register only once and can submit only one entry for the campaign.

The SDG story shared by the student needs to be original and authentic. It should highlight the actions undertaken and the resultant impact (outcome).

The SDG story needs to be between 250-300 words.

The story should be of action taken between 1 April 2021 to 31 December 2021.

The time duration for the video should not exceed more than one minute.

Parental involvement and impact sharing in the video is a must.

For smooth participation, kindly enter correct details in your registration and submission form.

Entries will NOT be accepted after the final date of registration and submission i.e. 31 December 2021.

Entries with false/ plagiarized content will be disqualified.

The decision of the judges/evaluation panelists will be final.

Objectives of the Campaign

  • Foster awareness and understanding of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) among the school community.
  • Highlight the impending danger of the current climate crisis and a need for immediate, sustainable actions against climate change.
  • Make students aware of how individual/ community actions can have global consequences.
  • Exposure of students to different communities and experiences outside of their own, making them more empathetic and caring.
  • Commemorate the 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change held from 31 Oct to 12 Nov in Glasgow, Scotland.
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