Deadline: February 28
UNEP, in partnership with TreeHugger, invites you to enter the 2013 World Environment Day blogging competition by writing an inspiring blog on this year’s theme: Think.Eat.Save. The task is to call for heightened awareness and immediate action to reduce food waste and loss across the food supply chain. The top ten bloggers will be invited to a second round of blogging, and the winner of the second blogdown will be invited to blog about World Environment Day in this year’s amazing new host country for the campaign. For more information, visit http://www.unep.org/wed/blog-competition/.
Time: February 26 at 3-4 p.m. or 6-7 p.m. Eastern
To help classrooms plan and organize service projects for Global Youth Service Day, and everyday, the GYSD team is offering a free, one-hour webinar, “YOUth Changing the World 101”. This webinar will help K-12 teachers and their students create projects that make a big impact on students and on the community. Learn tips and strategies from Youth Changing the World: A Service Project Toolkit, and hear how YSA’s Youth Council members and Everyday Young Heroes have applied the strategies to their own projects. Register at http://www.gysd.org/schools_webinar_2_26.
Duration: March 4-29, 2013
Want to live a life that truly reflects your values and that will make a positive difference in the world? Sign up for the Institute for Humane Education’s month-long online course: A Better World, a Meaningful Life. Learn how to align your passions & values with your daily choices and become more empowered & successful at creating positive change. Sign up at http://humaneeducation.org/sections/view/better_world_meaningful_life.
Deadline: March 10
Get Ur Good On Grants offer young people around the world an opportunity to help make a lasting positive change. Youth, ages 5-25 worldwide are eligible to apply for a $500 Get Ur Good On Grant to support youth-led projects. Projects must address a demonstrated community need or issue. Service projects will be held in conjunction with Global Youth Service Day- the largest service event in the world, on April 26-28, 2013. Visit http://www.ysa.org/grants/gurgo.
Deadline: April 1
The World of Children Award, the only global recognition and funding nonprofit that recognizes individuals who are changing the lives of children worldwide, is searching for selfless individuals serving vulnerable children. The 2013 World of Children Youth Award carries a minimum grant of $25,000 and recognizes a young person under the age of 21 who is making extraordinary contributions to the lives of other children. This person must have been doing this work for three years and have created a sustainable program they plan to continue to lead. Recipients of the 2013 World of Children Award will be officially announced and celebrated in New York City on November 7, 2013. More information at http://worldofchildren.org/theaward/.