Now that you’ve chosen and researched a Climate Solutions Topic, it’s time to write your Vision Statement!
Your vision statement is a short description of your team’s aspirations and the wider impact you aim to create.
It should describe the clear, long-term, desired change that will result from your project. A powerful vision statement comes from the heart and should inspire your team and audience.
Creating a Vision Statement
In the process of creating a project vision statement these are some elements to focus on. Your statement does not need to incorporate all of these elements, but they should be considered as key factors in creating a powerful vision statement.
Desirable and inspirational: Meaningful and inspiring, the statement should encourage your team and others to engage.
Focus on the future: Oriented towards a desired future outcome, the statement should elevate the benefits that will come from the project.
Challenging: The end goal should be challenging to obtain and aspirational.
Concise and simple: The statement should contain only a few sentences.
Examples of Powerful Vision Statements
A world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives. – Nature Conservancy
We seek to save a planet, a world of life. Reconciling the needs of human beings and the needs of others that share the Earth. – World Wildlife Foundation
Conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth. – World Wildlife Foundation
charity: water believes that we can end the water crisis in our lifetime by ensuring that every person on the planet has access to life’s most basic need — clean drinking water. – charity: water
Together we build a future without food waste. This means reducing waste will be an inseparable part of building our future. A challenge in which we all have an active role to play at each step of the value chain. – International Food Waste Coalition
Provide ethical environmental leadership to equitably promote the public good through innovative and responsible strategies leading to the management of all waste as a resource that leads to a society that generates zero waste. – Hamilton County Recycling District
“To create the most compelling car company of the 21st century by driving the world’s transition to electric vehicles.” – Tesla
“…this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to Earth. No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important for the long-range exploration of space; and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish” – John F. Kennedy
Bonus Points Opportunity
Create a Team Logo or Slogan
Creating a catchy slogan or interesting logo is a great way to grab your audience’s attention and interest them in hearing more or taking-action with you! The more creative and fun these are the better!
“Think Clean. Go Green.”
“Plant More Trees. Please.”
“Forget Fossil Fuels Forever”
“Just Say ‘No’ to Styro!”
Now, Write Your Vision Statement!
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