Teams or individuals that compete are asked to design an innovative climate-based project for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed region that effectively addresses the goals and initiatives listed below as part of ASLA’s Climate Action Plan (https://www.asla.org/climateactionplan.aspx). The project must employ climate adaptation strategies as outlined in the ASLA Climate Action Plan Field Guide (https://www.asla.org/fieldguide.aspx) and apply them in a thoughtful and beautiful way to the local community and environment.
Challenge Opens: January 19, 2024
Letter of Intent to Apply Due: March 1 at 11:59 PM EST
Final Entries Due: May 31, 2024
Winners Announced: August 2024
ASLA Conference Poster Exhibition: October 2024
Successful submissions / projects will be based on the ASLA Climate Action Plan’s aspirations, which are rooted in the following three key goals and six key initiatives of IFLA Climate Action Commitment.
Practice: Scale Up Climate Positive Approaches
Equity: Empower Communities to Achieve Climate Justice
Advocacy: Build Coalitions for Climate Action
Carbon Drawdown: Attain zero emissions by 2040 and double carbon sequestration;
Climate Resilience: Enhance capacity, biodiversity, and resilience of liveable cities and communities;
Climate Agency: Advocate for climate justice and social well-being;
Cultural Empowerment: Learn from cultural knowledge systems and practices of care;
Climate Leadership: Galvanize climate champions;
Global Alliance: Advance the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and expand international collaboration.
Teams or individuals must submit a Letter of Intent to Apply to MDASLA.CAPChallenge@gmail.com in order to be eligible to submit a final proposal.
A small number of projects will be selected based on the evaluation criteria and receive cash prizes and opportunities to exhibit their work at the 2024 ASLA Conference and/ or with MD ASLA.