Become a Climate Champion and Save the Climate!
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The California Climate Champions program is sponsored by the California Air Resources Board and the British Council. The Climate Champions program is an international network of young people solving the global climate crisis by taking local action.
The goal of the program is to create a network of young people in California who are committed to undertaking projects in their communities that both raise awareness of climate change and actually reduce the pollution that causes climate change.
On this site you can learn who the climate champions are, what they do and how to become a champion yourself!
The California Climate Champions program, sponsored by the California Air Resources Board and the British Council, is one of a number of similar initiatives established in many countries around the world. Learn more about the International Climate Champions Program.
Carbon Dioxide, or CO2, is the most abundant greenhouse gas released by human activities, mostly through the burning of fossil fuels. It is the main contributor to climate change.
If a quarter of the households in the United States replaced one incandescent light bulb with one CFL, it would save as much CO2 as planting 257,215 acres of forest.
Laundry and dishwasher liquids contain up to 80% water, so use powder detergents to reduce water use and the energy and packaging needed to bring water based liquids to consumers.
Any light bulb dimmed by 25% will use roughly 20% less energy. Dimming one 75 watt incandescent by 25% for only 4 hours a day will save you 30 pounds of carbon over the course of the year. Save even more money with dimmable CFLs, which use 75% less energy than incandescent bulbs.
Recycling saves energy- Creating a new aluminum can from scratch takes 95% more energy than making a can from recycled aluminum!