Finalists for 2024 American Climate Leadership Awards Shine Bright

The fifth year of the American Climate Leadership Awards has arrived with a knockout group of finalists advancing climate solutions at the local, state, and regional level — across our nation.

The fifth year of the American Climate Leadership Awards has arrived with a knockout group of finalists advancing climate solutions at the local, state, and regional levels — across our nation.

A Los Angeles-based group engaging residents in science walks and emergency preparedness classes while securing funding for new bus shelters; an initiative focused on engaging youth to solve the climate challenges so they foster climate concerns for parents, communities, and decision-makers; and a Virginia-based group uniting people of faith to develop local solutions to the climate crisis are among the 10 programs recognized as finalists by the American Climate Leadership Awards in year 5.

Since 2020, the American Climate Leadership Awards, a program of ecoAmerica, has recognized over 150 outstanding local, state, and regional initiatives propelling climate solutions while at the same time broadening participation. Each year, ecoAmerica selects and awards $175,000 in cash prizes. This year, ecoAmerica launched an additional awards category, American Climate Leadership Awards for High School Students, offering over $100,000 in prizes for high school students, clubs, schools, and initiatives with proven success in building public engagement and/or political will for climate action, advocacy, preparedness, or resilience.

Watch the awards broadcasts to hear the runner-up and winners in each category announced live from Washington DC. Two winners and one runner-up will walk away with $100,000 to continue their climate solutions work.

Congratulations to the 2024 American Climate Leadership Awards finalists!

(in alphabetical order)

· CivicSpark
· *Winner* Climate Resolve
· Clinicians for Climate Action
· *Runner-Up* Elected Officials to Protect America
· Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions
· Girl Plus Environment
· Green Umbrella
· Harvard C-CHANGE
· Physicians for Social Responsibility-LA (PSR-LA)
· The Climate Initiative 

Congratulations to the inaugural list of high schools and high schooler semi-finalists and finalists!

(in alphabetical order)

· *Winner* Adah Crandall, Oregon
· Hopewell Valley Central High School, New Jersey  
· Princeton Day School, New Jersey
· San Mateo Youth Climate Action, California  
· Shrusti Amula, Maryland
· Youth 4 Climate, California

Watch the American Climate Leadership Awards 2024. The broadcast features Telemundo journalist Vanessa Hauc, Third Act Founder Bill McKibben, climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe, and other VIPs.  

And Aishah-Nyeta Brown, Gen-Z Advisor, Climate Mental Health Network, and Jerome Foster II, White House Environmental Justice Advisory, Co-Founder Waic Up for the inaugural American Climate Leadership Awards for High School Students broadcast. Watch the awards.

Join ecoAmerica in lauding the efforts of these great leaders and organizations across America.

About the American Climate Leadership Awards 
Launched in 2019, ecoAmerica’s American Climate Leadership Awards recognizes, rewards, and shares best practices on climate change advocacy and action nationwide. The Awards provide money, support, and recognition for real climate leadership. Individuals and organizations selected as semifinalists have achieved success in building meaningful public engagement and political resolve for climate action at local, regional, and national levels, in ways that are replicable and broaden participation and inclusion.

About ecoAmerica
ecoAmerica is a nonprofit moving society toward climate solutions by inspiring and empowering trusted national health, faith, and civic institutions and their millions of stakeholders across America visibly act and advocate. ecoAmerica programs include Climate for Health, Blessed Tomorrow, and Path to Positive, and the One Home One Future and Climate Rx campaigns.

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