There are less than two weeks in which to submit entries for the Green School Awards.
And time is running out too for society as a whole to make adaptations for staving off the worst effects of climate change.
But one Green School Awards judge believes the scheme can go some way towards educating people and organisations about the technologies that could help achieve that goal.
The awards will celebrate school-led projects in fields including green travel, conservation, air quality, recycling, and health and wellbeing.
They are open to schools from across the south-east, with winners being announced for the region as a whole, in its different districts and ‑ where applicable – in different age groups.
The winners will be chosen by judging organisations including Ramsgate renewable energy firm SGS Energy.
SGS Energy director Terry Adams said he wanted to make sure “that people are aware that there are systems available that allow us to achieve this lofty target of perhaps being carbon-neutral by 2050”.
He added: “Kids in schools, I don’t know what their level of awareness is but what we’re doing needs to be put in front of them so they’re more familiar with the technologies that can be utilised.”
The deadline for submitting nominations for the awards is December 1. Nominated initiatives might include school gardens, recycling schemes, walking buses or air-monitoring projects.
The awards ceremony will take place at the Ashford International Hotel in February.
Find out more and submit entries at Greenschoolawards.co.uk.