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  • Like last time- we’ll send you all a customized version for your region
  • TOPIC: We want to know how the issue of climate change has impacted you personally and what actions you have taken as a result . Please write a an essay or create a video that describes: When you first learned about climate change and what inspired you to take action on the issue What major action have you taken in your personal life, among your family and friends, at your school, and/or within your community to do something about climate change How has working with ACE helped you in the fight against global climate change
  • TOPIC: We want to know how the issue of climate change has impacted you personally and what actions you have taken as a result . Please write a an essay or create a video that describes: When you first learned about climate change and what inspired you to take action on the issue What major action have you taken in your personal life, among your family and friends, at your school, and/or within your community to do something about climate change How has working with ACE helped you in the fight against global climate change
  • Adarsha – if you don’t know his story, get familiar!! Colleen – inspired by Michael/ACE to start club,
  • 4.4 All Staff Star Wars

    1. 2. Staff competition: Jedi of the week (Educator with most stars for the week) Prize : 5 dollar itunes gift card This could be you!
    2. 3. Staff competition: Defenders of the galaxy (region with most stars for the semester) Prize : DATE night for 2 (per educator, up to 60 dollars)
    3. 4. 2011 ACE Action Scholarships RECAP
    4. 5. Target & Agenda <ul><li>Target: Have a clear understanding of the application process and the winners! </li></ul><ul><li>Agenda: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Numbers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review Criteria </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finalists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Winners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What’s next </li></ul></ul>
    5. 6. The Basics <ul><li>Application Due: February 17 </li></ul><ul><li>Application components </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic info </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Info about involvement with ACE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 Letters of Rec </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1 teacher </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1 teacher or Comm. Member </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Essay or video submission </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>When 1 st learned about climate change </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Actions Taken </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How working with ACE has helped </li></ul></ul></ul>
    6. 7. The Numbers <ul><li>Eligible = Basic info, Essay/Video and at least 1 letter of recommendation </li></ul>Of the 55+ applications that were started…. Region Eligible Submissions Atlanta 0 Chicago 4 Colorado 3 D.C. 0 L.A. 3 New England 6 New York 3 NorCal 13 Texas 1 TOTAL: 33
    7. 8. The Process <ul><li>2/17: All materials due from students </li></ul><ul><li>2/18-2/25: Organized application materials and entered in SF </li></ul><ul><li>3/2: Round 1 Review Complete </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Anna & Ashlee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Narrow down to top 10 candidates </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3/11: Round 2 Review Complete </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ethan, Mario, Anna & Ashlee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Narrow down to top 3-4 candidates </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3/14-3/16: Check-ins with educators about finalists and make final decision </li></ul><ul><li>3/16: Applicants notified </li></ul>
    8. 9. The Criteria <ul><li>Technical Req’s …………. 5 pts max </li></ul><ul><li>Letters or Rec ……………..20 pts max </li></ul><ul><li>Involvement with ACE …..30 pts max </li></ul><ul><li>Entry Content ………….….45 pts max </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Addressing the question(s) asked </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstrated leadership & commitment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative & fresh </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Effectiveness of actions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commitment to ACE Community </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other considerations (nudge factors) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ACE-story potential </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need </li></ul></ul>
    9. 10. Finalists <ul><li>Adarsha Shivakumar (NorCal) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Head of YAB, BYA Winner, Project Jatropha </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Colleen Santella (Chicago) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inspired by ACE (Michael), founded (and now current president) of large and successful Green Club on campus </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jacqueline Nguyen (NorCal) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Founded green club at school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Got SMART meters installed on campus and has led energy awareness campaigns at school ( great video ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>June Tong (LA) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ambassador and one of the leaders of hergreen team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Helped organize e-waste drive that collected over 26,750 lb of e-waste and raised $2,600+ (great blog) </li></ul></ul>
    10. 11. Finalists <ul><li>Marissa Bramlett (Colorado) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ambassador for successful green club: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Helped team win ACE grant- energy retrofits and student summit </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>solar panels on school </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>cold lunch day </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>( great video ) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Worked with Boulder City Council to help ban plastic bags in Boulder </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Yasutaka (Peter) Yanagisawa (Texas) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ambassador that found creative ways to turn a crumbling green club into vibrant, active club on campus & increase membership </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Yoonjeong Kim (Chicago) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>As current club president, renewing interest and enhancing impact of club on campus with fresh projects and by working with administration to implement recycling programs on campus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>After helping school win solar panels, lead the charge of integrating climate change science into current curriculum </li></ul></ul>
    11. 12. Winner: Jesus Holguin (New England) <ul><li>Started club at old high school that accomplished many incredible projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Weekly check-in system to enhance recycling project (including weekly updates to faculty) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>After school energy vampire program </li></ul></ul><ul><li>After old school was shut down, started green club at new school </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brought ACE to present </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Successfully completed DOT project </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Founded community youth group: ECO youth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ECO = Environmental Community Organizers </li></ul></ul>
    12. 13. Winner: Mia Szarvas (NorCal) <ul><li>Started school green club junior year </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Successful recycling system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brought school garden back to life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hosted students summit with Alec Loorz, multiple ATs and various community partners </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Repeatedly met with district superintendent who is now fighting to get solar panels for district </li></ul><ul><li>Inspired and motivated school to create new sustainability class </li></ul><ul><li>Wrote grant submission that won ACE grant for water catchment system for school garden </li></ul><ul><li>This summer working with city councilmember to ban one time use bags </li></ul>
    13. 14. Next Steps <ul><li>June 30, 2011: Blog Post and Video from winners </li></ul><ul><li>December, 2011: Blog Update from winners </li></ul><ul><li>June, 2012: Blog Update from winners </li></ul>
    14. 15. <ul><li>Ashlee Jensen </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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