Climate Change College
03 Mar 2006
Ben & Jerry’s ice cream makers, Arctic Polar explorer, Marc Cornelissen, and the WWF, have launched an initiative which will turn 18–25 year olds into world class climate change campaigners.
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Ben & Jerry’s ice cream makers, Arctic Polar explorer, Marc Cornelissen, and the World Wildlife Fund, have launched a unique initiative which will turn 18–25 year olds into world class climate change campaigners.
The Climate Change College course includes workshops, lectures, internships with leading industry professionals as well as a trip to Greenland. Campaigners will be able to speak knowledgeably about what causes climate change and see first-hand what is happening, as a result, to the Ice Caps, advise about the steps businesses and people can take to limit further damage and work together as part of an activist network. They will be expected to share their experience in Greenland via media interviews set up by Ben & Jerry’s and develop local campaigns using information from the WWF Powerswitch campaign.
In May, Ben & Jerry’s will be looking for six new recruits for 2007’s college intake; three from the UK and three from the Netherlands. They must be passionate about climate issues, motivated and resourceful, but they do not have to be educated to degree level or in pursuit of a degree, just convince the judges they will use the experience of Climate Change College to best effect upon their return. The best entries will be shortlisted and the selection process will involve an international one day workshop. The applicants will be interviewed and judged on criteria such as their knowledge and social behaviour, communication, dedication and passion to help fight global warming.
Marc Cornelissen and Jerry Greenfield fly the flag in Greenland.
Photos: © Climate Change College
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