Empower youth through Children's Climate Prize! TAG a friend in our Facebook post linked below and we will raise the prize with 10 SEK! Total amount above.
It’s time to act on the most important issue of our time, to secure a livable planet for future generations. The human-induced global warming has been reality and truth for decades. To spotlight the climate issue from the perspective of the next generation, with the insight that the future at stake is theirs, the Swedish renewable energy company Telge Energi launched the Children’s Climate Prize.
The winner receives a prize award of 50 000 SEK to invest in, and scale climate projects. This year, in order to raise the bar, Telge Energi adds 10 extra Swedish krona (SEK) to the award for each person who supports the initiative.
This year the venue for the festivities, where the finalists and winners will take center stage, will be at the very best Sweden has to offer; Stockholm City Hall. It's one of Sweden's most renowned buildings and the capital's most exclusive venue, famous for hosting the Nobel banquet every year. On November 20th, the Children's Climate Prize enters Stockholm City Hall.
At the very popular Children's Climate Talks the finalists are given time to meet, network, present their projects in-depth and participate in talks with influential environmental profiles. It will take place at Södertälje City Hall on November 21st, the day after the award ceremony. The Children’s Climate Talks has previously been held at Globala Gymnasiet in Stockholm.
After seeing how plastic contributed to environmental issues locally in his own community Edgar Edmund was inspired to solve the problem on his own. He built a machine that converts plastic waste to durable building blocks, roof tiles and other useful products. Today Edgar runs his own company, Green Venture Recycles, which turns plastic waste into clever and affordable building materials. He has recycled more than 1.2 million plastic bags, in total over 20 000 kilograms (44 000 pounds) of plastic, which otherwise would have ended up in nature. He has also employed over a hundred people and educated more than 4000 students through environmental campaigns at schools all over Arusha, Tanzania.
Xiuhtezcatl has made his voice heard on some of the world's most influential stages including the United Nations Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Rio +20, and he has also spoken before the United Nations General Assembly in New York. He is the director of Earth Guardians, a worldwide conservation organization consisting of young activists, artists and musicians trying to make a difference, working together to battle climate change and other important issues that will determine the future. Xiuhtezcatl is one of 21 plaintiffs suing the federal government and the Trump administration for failing to act on climate change.
04/10/18 Jury Meeting in Stockholm City Hall. Read the press release here.
30/09/18 Nominations closed for 2018.
20/06/18 We now present 2018’s Children's Climate Prize jury who has the honorable and hard task of appointing five finalists, of which one will be the winner! Read the press release here.
21/05/18 We are now accepting award nominations for 2018! Contributions are submitted here on the Children’s Climate Prize website.
09/05/18 The award ceremony for the Children's Climate Prize 2018 will be held in Stockholm City Hall November 20! Read the press release here.
11/01/18 A few days into the new year we look back on an amazing year with many memories. We would like to thank all who made the Children's Climate Prize 2017 possible. We now look forward to an even better 2018!
13/11/17 We can now reveal that this year's winner is: Edgar Edmund Tarimo, for the creation of Green Venture Recycles! He is praised for his inventiveness in showing how plastic bags can be transformed into durable building blocks through a cheap and sustainable process. Congratulations to you! Edgar is coming to Sweden for the award ceremony 22th November.
07/11/17 Introducing the finalists of 2017! What does an inventor from Tanzania, a jewelry designer from Kenya and two UN speakers from Bali have in common? They have all found new smart ways to reduce the environmental impact of plastics. They are also among the finalists of the Children’s Climate Prize 2017. See all finalist videos and read the jury’s motivations below. Read our press release here.
26/10/17 It's official! Eric Saade, who has been the swedish Eurovision Song Contest representant, will be joining us at the award ceremony the 22 November. We are also proud to welcome the pop artist Mariette and moreover - the ceremony will be hosted by Farzad Farzaneh, a loved Swedish host of popular childrens radio and TV shows. Press release in Swedish.
16/10/17 Last year's winner, this year's honorary guest; Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is coming to Södertälje, Sweden for the Children’s Climate Prize 2017!
02/10/17 This year's jury meeting! Chairman of the jury, Johan Kuylenstierna, and the other jury members have now agreed on the finalists for 2017! All the finalists and the winner will be officially announced in November. Get the latest updates live in your feed - follow Children’s Climate Prize on facebook and instagram!
30/09/17 Nomination closed.
Nominations for 2018 are closed. A nomination can be anything from a project or initiative to an invention or physical machine. The prize will be awarded to an individual, a group or an organization and we accept nominations from all over the world. Anyone can nominate their climate hero.
Nominations for 2018 have been open between April 23 and September 30th.
Family, friends, teachers or other related parties can nominate a child or young person. You can also nominate yourself.
The Prize is awarded to a child or youth, between the age of 12-17 who has done something extraordinary for the climate and
environment. The prize can be awarded to an individual, group or organization.
The specially appointed jury nominates five finalists, one of whom is the winner. If you are chosen as one of this year's finalists, we will need to validate your nominated entry. Projects, inventions, gadgets or organizations must work as planned and have a directly positive impact on the climate and environment.
All nominated finalists will be invited to participate at the award ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden on November 20th.
The prize is international and we accept nominations from all over the world.
Have you or anyone you know done any of this:
It may be a new, ongoing or completed project/initiative with a clear environmental and climate connection. Nominate now!
You need to be able to travel to Stockholm/Sweden for the prize ceremony November 19-22th. Telge Energi will cover all travel expenses and accommodation in connection with this.
The Children’s Climate Prize was initiated in 2016 by Swedish renewable energy company Telge Energi. The award was initiated with the purpose to inspire and give the world's young people a platform and opportunities to drive change in the world.
It is an international award given to a child or youth who has done something extraordinary for the climate and the environment. Together
with Telge Energis 180 000 customers, the company actively engages in the transition to renewable and sustainable energy with the aim set for “2030 Agenda” and the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations Development Programme. The company has positioned themselves as an independent alternative to the dominant players in the energy industry.
In partnership with the Swedish section of the World Wildlife Fund, the company invests in climate initiatives such as sustainable hydropower, solar powered schools and smart water treatment plants, in both Sweden and the world. The aim is to give people better conditions, a brighter future and a sustainable planet.
Telge Energi have realized that with a platform like the Children's Climate Prize, young people’s involvement in, and driving force for, making a difference can be accelerated. This position should be used to create positive change in society, and Telge Energi want to empower young people to engage in environmental issues and climate issues by setting an example. Therefore, this year, Telge Energi launched the 10 SEK support action. For each support action, the company adds 10 extra
Swedish krona to the prize award. That way we raise the prize together and create awareness about the most important issue of our time.Together we create awareness about the great initiatives taken by young people regarding the climate and environment. Besides the prize money of minimum 50 000 SEK the winner receives a medal and a diploma.
Do you have a friend who is into making the world a better place? Tag your friends in one of our Facebook posts dedicated to raise the prize and we will raise the prize money with 10 SEK for each comment with a tag! Tag your firends here!
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