Registration is now open for our latest International Student Essay Competition and our Sustainability Challenge Video Competition!
“How can young people be better supported to thrive in green jobs?”
Our lives depend on the natural environment and our jobs and businesses depend on a healthy planet. A sustainable future depends on a fast and just transition to a carbon and resource efficient economy.
Climate change and environmental degradation have already had huge global impacts, disrupting millions of jobs and livelihoods. However there are many opportunities ahead to boost the economy and improve our quality of lives by switching to a ‘Green Economy’.
The United Nations Environment Programme defines a “green economy as one that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. In its simplest expression, a green economy can be thought of as one which is low carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive.”
An enormous number of young people around the world hope to pursue a green career, however do they feel equipped with the skills needed to meet the demands of the ‘Green Job’ market and to drive the much needed green revolution?
Each student is invited to submit one essay in English, entitled: “How can young people be better supported to thrive in green jobs?”
We want to hear students’ own views on how they feel they can be better supported to succeed in the green jobs market. Students are invited to approach the topic however they wish. They are strongly encouraged include their own personal views, perspectives and experiences to help bring their thoughts and visions alive.
For more information and to register your entries visit the TSL Website
TSL is partnering with ZooLab for our 2022 International Sustainability Challenge Video competition ‘My Local Sustainability Challenges’
We are inviting you to become global news reporters and share with us the local challenges being faced where you live!
Sustainability is a global issue, but many problems (and their solutions!) are locally focused. We want you to connect with your local environment to investigate a sustainability challenge in your area or region, tell us the impacts it is having and if there are any solutions being actioned to address the problem, or what your suggested solutions might be!
In no more than 3 minutes, your video should:
- Introduce yourself and your location/area
- Identify the sustainability challenge being faced
- Explore the impacts
- Investigate solutions being actioned or suggest your own!
The video should focus on ‘My local sustainability challenges’ and should address the 4 key points above, however the style and presentation of the video and information can be determined by the participant, we welcome both film and animated entries.
We have purposely left the topic as broad as possible to allow the exploration of a variety of local issues and solutions across the globe, however you may wish to consider some of the topics below as a starting point.
- Local wildlife loss
- Pollution (air, water or land)
- Climate change (e.g. drought, flooding etc)
- Lack of sustainable shopping choices
- Loss or lack of green community space
- Sustainability education