Youth Environmental Champion Award

City of Park Ridge Youth Environmental Champion Award

The Youth Environmental Champion award for Park Ridge youth will recognize young Park Ridge residents who are helping to protect our planet and resources as responsible environmental citizens.

The City of Park Ridge Sustainability Task Force (STF) is accepting student video submissions that highlight a particular project, initiative or effort that promotes environmental stewardship in improving Park Ridge and our planet. This should be an independent initiative rather than a school assignment and show dedication to helping protect the planet from a Park Ridge perspective.

The guidelines for submission are below:

  • 5th to 8th Grade
  • Include a short introduction of the project and your involvement and why you felt compelled to help address the problem. Your project can be something you are actively doing or can describe an idea for a project you hope to be implementing soon.
  • Video submission should not be longer than five minutes, with live and independent footage showing student involvement and leadership (for example, a video showing your own composting efforts rather than just a view of a PowerPoint slide).
  • Your submission will need to include first and last name, age, school, phone number and email in order to be considered a complete submission.
  • Up to three students can be included per submission, please share contact information for all in the group.

Submissions should be sent to:

Submissions will be accepted from February 1st until March 1st and the winner will be announced by April 1st. The Award will be presented as a Proclamation at City Council on behalf of the Mayor’s Sustainability Task Force. Winners will be invited to a STF meeting
to present the project and receive insight and feedback.