New Jersey Student Climate Challenge
The New Jersey Student Climate Challenge is a pilot program to highlight the role youth can play in addressing the climate crisis.
This FREE program includes a virtual Climate Summit and a Climate Contest that will provide support and recognition to teams of middle and high school students in Atlantic City Electric’s (ACE) service area as they implement local projects to address the climate crisis. ACE’s service territory includes parts of Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean, and Salem counties. Schools serving students in grade six and above are eligible to participate. View the list of eligible schools here. Based on the success of this pilot project, the project partners hope to implement the New Jersey Student Climate Challenge statewide in the 2021-2022 school year.
The initiative builds on New Jersey’s work to increase climate literacy in young people across the state, including its first-in-the-nation effort to incorporate climate change education across all K-12 Student Learning Standards.