There is a tendency in the public debate on climate change to present the use and development of green technologies as a miracle solution. We often forget one aspect: it is crucial to ensure that these developments work hand in hand with social justice.
The realisation that it is not just global warming that we are dealing with, but global warming in an unequal and unjust world. Entrants can highlight these challenges and encourage ways in which people can understand the implications whilst developing alternative solutions.
Your entry can take many forms. For instance, you could take a topic from the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and raise awareness about that specific issue. Your submission could be in the form of a poem, a zine, a blog, film, art, photographs, infographics, or even an innovative invention. Whatever format your submission takes the most important thing is that it encourages positive environmental/social and sustainable behaviour.
Sustainable Development Goal 2 aims to:
“End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture”
You could raise awareness that addresses food waste, improve diet by encouraging alternative food sources, or highlight sustainable agriculture
Sustainable Development Goal 12 aims to:
“Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns”
You could encourage people to use more sustainable and organic products, highlighting the negative impact that some products have on the environment, such as mass consumption or fast fashion.
Sustainable Development Goal 14 aims to:
“Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development”
Your campaign could focus on ways to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
Sustainable Development Goal 10 aims to:
“Reduce inequality within and among countries”
Your submission can look at unmasking inequalities and raise awareness of equality.