I LIVE GREEN - Video Competition
Many people across Europe are opting for more environment-friendly choices and actions every day. The European Environment Agency (EEA) and its partners would like you to share your green choices and actions in the form of short videos in a new competition ‘I LIVE GREEN’.
The state of the environment around us is affected by many of our daily decisions, ranging from what we eat to how we travel or heat our homes. Some of our day-to-day decisions are made with the intention of minimising negative impacts on the environment, and consequently on our health. What are the small or big actions you take to help the environment? Share your actions so they can be a source of inspiration for others.
Although green actions can be taken in almost every aspect of our lives, the video competition ‘I LIVE GREEN’ would like to focus on the following four areas:
1. Sustainable food
Nutritious food is essential for a healthy life. Food production requires valuable resources like land and water. Pesticides and fertilisers in agriculture can have an impact on soil and ground water. Certain dietary choices and habits, such as how much meat we consume or how creative we are with leftover food, can play a role in ensuring that resources are not wasted and that we exert less pressure on the environment.
2. Clean air
Air pollutants are released as a result of many different activities, from transport to agriculture. Our preference for public transport, cycling or walking, car-sharing or opting for an electric car instead of a petrol or diesel car can certainly help improve air quality, and also boost the quality of life in our city.
3. Clean water
Our water resources are under a number of pressures, including over-extraction, climate change and pollution from different sources like agriculture and urban wastewater, impacting not only our health but also marine life. Plastic shopping bags, facial scrubs and toothpaste containing micro-plastics can all end up in our seas and harm marine animals.
4. Minimal waste
All the products we buy have a limited lifespan. There are innovative ways to reduce the amount of discarded products we send to landfills. At best, some products can be leased and shared with others, while others can be repaired and/or re-used for different purposes. Or, different types of materials can be recycled in a way to be used in new products.
How to enter the competition
- Create an original video clip (between 30 and 45 seconds running) relevant to one of the four thematic areas above, following the guidelines in the Competition rules.
- Prepare a short descriptive text of maximum 1000 characters (preferably in English) to be uploaded along with the video.
- Submit your entry through the online submission form.
Submissions open1 December 2017
Submissions closed31 March 2018
Public vote opens1 May 2018
Public vote closes31 May 2018
Winners announced 5 June 2018
The winners in each category (Sustainable food, Clean air, Clean water, and Minimal waste) will be awarded a cash prize of EUR 1000, while EUR 500 is on offer for the finalist who wins the Public Choice Award.