Share Your Climate Action Successes — Win $175,000 in Cash Awards

We need individual and collective action now more than ever to accelerate the climate transition before 2025.

Seeking ambitious climate engagement: We need individual and collective action now more than ever to accelerate the climate transition before 2025. You might be one of those people or groups working on this issue, and we want to hear from you! Apply now for the American Climate Leadership Awards (ACLA) which offers $175,000 in financial rewards and national recognition to exemplary climate leaders and organizations building public support and political resolve for climate solutions at local, regional, and national levels.

American Climate Leadership Awards, a catalyst: One way to proliferate climate solutions is to share models of success via the American Climate Leadership Awards (ACLA). By applying for the awards or nominating an individual or entity, you are sharing your climate solutions with others and are being part of important catalytic change. The ACLA finalists exemplify outstandingly successful and replicable climate initiatives, providing inspirational models for climate action across the nation. 


Past winners making a big impact: 2022 ACLA Winner Schools for Climate Action secured 35 congressional co-sponsors for their most recent house resolution, addressing the mental health impact of climate on youth. 2021 Winner Tara Houska continues her vital work in advocating for indigenous people and the disastrous, disproportionate effects of climate change on this population. ACLA provides a platform for these individuals and organizations to go to new heights with additional financial support and recognition. Imagine taking your initiative from community to regional impact.


Exemplary 2023 Selection Committee: This year’s judges include international environmental advocate and eco-living expert Laura Turner Seydel, 35th Mayor of Salt Lake City Jackie Biskupski, Hip Hop Caucus President and CEO Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., Earth Uprising Founder Alexandria Villaseñor, Actor and Environmental Activist and Author Ed Begley, Youth climate activist Daphne Frias, Mothers Out Front Fresno Community Organizer LaTisha Harris, Assistant Professor in the Christina Lee Brown Environment Institute at the University of Louisville Natasha DeJarnett. Author, activist, environmentalist and Third Act founder Bill McKibben will be chairing the Committee for the second year. 

Nominate someone or apply today: Curbing climate change requires innovation and renewed commitment. Join us in the fight by providing answers to our climate challenges and showcasing models of success.  Nominate someone or Apply today.


The program — which provides $175,000 in cash prizes to further climate work — encourages individuals and organizations to share their successful climate programming in an effort to put forward effective climate solutions so others can learn from and replicate their work. 

The application/nomination form will be available starting on September 15, 2022. Learn more HERE

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The purpose of the American Climate Leadership Awards, hosted by ecoAmerica, is to recognize, reward and share 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 some meaningful political resolve for climate action at local, regional, and national levels, in ways that are replicable, while demonstrating diversity, inclusion, and justice.

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