Saanich invites students across the region to take the One Planet Challenge – Saanich News
Greater Victoria students are invited to share their creative ideas on increasing sustainability for a healthier planet, for an upcoming challenge.
The One Planet Living Student Challenge asks students in grades 6-12 to submit videos or artwork demonstrating what they are doing in their personal lives to advance sustainable lifestyles, as well as actions that society can take collectively.
For example, create a map illustrating how to get around local neighborhoods by bike or on foot more easily, or an instructional video of an item repaired or reused to reduce waste.
The competition is organized by the non-profit OneEarth in partnership with the District of Saanich and with the support of the City of Victoria.
“One Planet Saanich Schools have become leaders in our community as we strive to achieve our climate action goals and our overall goal of becoming a ‘One Planet Living’ community,” said Rebecca Newlove, Development Manager sustainability for the District of Saanich.
“Our Climate Plan recognizes that our collective success requires action by all members of our community, the One Planet Student Challenge will shine a light on the ideas our young people have for a sustainable future.”
Winners receive cash prizes, with a total prize of $1,200 available. Submissions will be judged on creativity, engagement, enlightenment and alignment with One Planet Living.
Student submissions will be accepted until May 20.
To learn more, visit oneplanetbc.com/one-planet-student-challenge/.
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