Climate Heroes

Films must be submitted by April 4, 2018, in one of the five thematic categories below: Climate Heroes, No Justice, No Green, Watertopia, Wild CA and You Are What You Eat.

People or communities making a positive climate impact

Questions to kick-start your thinking

Make a documentary

  • What organization is making an impact?
  • What’s something we can all do to help?

Write your own story

  • What would a climate superhero look like?
  • What about a supervillan?

Climate Facts to get you started

  • 97 out of 100 climate experts think humans are changing global temperature.
  • Sea level is expected to rise 1-4 feet by 2100.
  • Droughts are projected to become more intense.
  • The Arctic Ocean is expected to become essentially ice free in summer before midcentury.
  • Increased heat, drought and insect outbreaks will increase wildfires.

Do your own research—a couple resources to get you started

Previous Submissions

Class of 2018

A Place Called Home (first place)

by Edgar Gamez and Devin Lona of LAUSD/USC Media Arts and Engineering Magnet

Feed the Soil (second place)

by Desly Cervantes, Valerie Contreras and Steven Lucio of LAUSD/USC Media Arts and Engineering Magnet

Renewable Man & Recycling Boy (third place)

by Sebastian Tamayo, Eddie Carias,  Hyu Ishisaka, James Lipsett, Francisco McCurry and Shawn Hua of Environmental Charter High School

Previous Submissions

Class of 2017

In 2017, the category Climate Heroes was called Environmental Heroes. Here are the top three films from Environmental Heroes.

A Helpful Herd of Environmental Heroes (best film)

by Tana Carrillo, Maxi Coulter, Crystal Kober, Amia McCombs, Adrianna Ortega of Providence High School.

My Mother, My Eco-Hero (first runner-up)

by Daniella Onofre of Environmental Charter High School Lawndale.

Eco-Heroes (second runner-up)

by Andrew Vu & Stephanie Prieto of Environmental Charter High School.


The remaining 4 categories

If the creative juices aren't flowing, you have other options.

No Justice, No Green

No Justice, No Green

People or communities making a positive climate impact



Imaginative solutions for clean and sustainable water

Wild CA

Wild CA

Animals, plants or natural systems found in neighborhoods or nearby parks

You Are What You Eat

You Are What You Eat

Elements of the food ecosystem such as dining, agriculture, supply chain and culture