The White House has recently launched a “Champions of Change” award program for “Veterans on the Front Lines of Advancing Clean Energy and Climate Security.” The program has an open nomination process, and you can click here to nominate U.S. military veterans you know who are doing great work in this area. According to the White House website, the criteria are as follows:
In early October, which the President designated “Energy Action Month”, the White House will recognize “Champions of Change” – Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who are leading communities to prepare for the impacts of climate change and transition to a clean energy economy. We need your help to identify these veterans and recognize their extraordinary efforts. Champions may be veterans who are:
- Entrepreneurs working to implement technologies or techniques for clean energy, energy efficiency, or other new approaches to combat climate change
- Professionals working to make military bases, cities, or other communities resilient to extreme weather or sea level rise
- Businesspeople finding solutions that make communities energy independent and create jobs in clean energy
Submissions are due at 5pm EST on September 4, and you can nominate as many individuals as you like.