EmPower Silicon Valley Short-Film Competition

Our climate is changing, but a clean energy future is on the horizon. By working together, we can help ensure that our future is a clean and climate-friendly one. We gathered student stories to energize positive change.

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Youth Climate Perspectives

In Spring 2022, Silicon Valley Clean Energy invited high school students to share their stories and solutions to climate change for $20,000 in scholarship awards. Check out the winning short films below!

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2022 Empower Winner Website - A Future Without Car Dependency Energy Impact

Xinpei Lu
Cupertino High School

2022 Empower Winner Website - Putting Out the Global Fire - Community Engagement

Elise Chiu & Nishika Gorlaf
 Monta Vista High School

2022 Empower Winner Website - Acoustic Energy Energy Innovation

Hernan Maldonado & Abhik Das
Monta Vista High School

2022 Empower Winner - For the State of the Planet Creative Presentation

Alyssa Hwang
Cupertino High School

Honorable Mention Awards

Monarch Butterfly Effect

Maia Shama, Kai Otsuka & George Hu
Saratoga High School

The Silicon Green Vision

Ava Mineishi & Seeun Kim
Branham and Fremont High School

Silicon Valley’s Clean Future

Om Shastri, Julio Casal & Macha Karpov
Los Gatos High School

Silicon Valley: A (Clean Energy) Future Worth Investing In

Christopher Li, Emily Chen & Ben Richardson
Monta Vista & Lynbrook High School