Empowering participation in community-based environmental solutions
The Walking Softer Education Program is designed for high school-aged students in both high school classes and after-school programs to learn about sustainability and become empowered to participate in community-based environmental solutions. Participating groups learn about specific environmental issues and solutions, and then take action by planning, designing, and implementing a community sustainability project with up to $2,000 in project funding.
We provide participating groups with learning activities that cover environmental stewardship, rewilding, sustainable food systems, and material waste management, as well as project guides, and project funding.
Our partners use these materials with their student groups to design and implement a community project.
Student groups share their work and continue to grow the impact of their project.
Contact Us To Sign Upeducation@walkingsofter.org
Enhance understanding of the role humans play in both causing and solving climate change and unsustainable systems
Be able to effectively articulate challenges and opportunities related to climate change and sustainable systems
Take informed personal and community-wide action to become part of the environmental solutions
Deepen understanding of green jobs and educational paths
Feel empowered to pursue personal environmental interests
What’s more? High school juniors and seniors participating in our Education Program are eligible for a scholarship of up to $20,000 should they choose to apply sustainability to their academic and professional future.
The Walking Softer scholarship aims to support Education Program participants in their pursuit to further their sustainability efforts at a 2-year, 4-year, or trade school. There are no specific major requirements, but students should have the desire to apply sustainability in whatever path they choose and to progress toward equitable and just environmental solutions.
Participating groups are eligible and encouraged to enter the All-Stars Challenge, in which groups create a video highlighting the community they worked on during the program.
Project videos will be presented to a panel of judges during a virtual event. Using provided criteria, the judges select multiple winning teams who receive a variety of rewards!
This challenge is an opportunity for students to showcase and celebrate the work they’ve done, as well as learn about what other students are doing to positively impact their own communities.
2023 All-Stars Challenge is now closed.
If you are interested in participating in our 2024 competition, email us.
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