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A total of 1900 university students participated in the program Climate to Change Climate Ambassadors that lasted for 8 months from May to December, 2021, in partnership with the Delegation of The European Commission to Turkey, European Union Science Center and Bilim Virüsü.

The project “The Time Is Now” was carried out with a total of 1900 young people in 19 different cities in order to spread awareness of the climate crisis and sustainability.

The young people participating in the program received “Climate and Sustainability” and “Sustainable Thinking” training sessions from trainers expert in their fields.

In these trainings, information about the issues such as ‘What is the climate crisis?’, ‘The importance of the climate crisis’, ‘What can we individually/socially do for the climate crisis?’, ‘What is the European Green Deal?’, ‘What is sustainability?’ and ‘What does the idea of sustainability matter?’ were provided to raise awareness.

The participating young university students were also trained on “Creativity and Design-Oriented Thinking” by performance artists. In the interactive training, our young people, who had become  “Climate Ambassadors” then, gained competences such as exploring problem/opportunity areas, creative and innovative thinking, and developing a design perspective.

After the training sessions and workshops, the young people divided into small groups and developed ideas about what could be done for the climate crisis. After a three-week idea development process, the Climate Ambassadors presented their projects to the jury members on the Online Competition Day. Our jury, which included experts in the field of climate and project development and the coordinator of the EU Information Center, evaluated the projects of the Climate Ambassadors.

A series of Climate Meetings on 5 different topics was held in partnership with EKOIQ and The Time Is Now.

1988 university students participated in the program The Time Is Now organized in 19 cities (Ankara, Şanlıurfa, Eskişehir, Edirne, Denizli, İzmir, Kocaeli, Antalya, Bursa, Samsun, Konya, Diyarbakır, İstanbul, Sivas, Van, Kayseri, Trabzon, Mersin, Gaziantep). As a result of the program that lasted for 8 months, 282 projects came to existence. The Climate Ambassadors who were trained on 4 different subjects which took 15.200 hours have got into action in 19 cities for climate!

At the end of the program, the Climate Ambassadors became part of a huge community. They turned their ideas into initiatives and received support from funds.

We say #Mobilize for the Climate Before It’s Too Late! 

We say #Mobilize because it is The Time Is Now!