Student Video Contest
We now live in a world of over 7 billion people and demographers expect us to reach 9 billion by mid-century.
Human population growth exacerbates many of the innumerable challenges facing our global society.
Taking on these complex challenges and finding solutions will require understanding, cooperation and creativity.
Create a short video – up to 60 seconds – about human population growth that highlights one of the following global challenges: Deforestation, Public Health, or Water Scarcity. All videos must include:
a) how population growth impacts the issue and
b) at least one idea for a sustainable solution.
Consider narrowing your focus by concentrating on a subtheme within your topic. Possible subthemes include:
- Deforestation – erosion, clearing for agriculture/pasture, impacts on climate, biodiversity or habitat loss
- Public Health – spread of communicable disease, air quality, sanitation, maternal/reproductive health
- Water Scarcity – aquifer depletion, water conflicts, pollution, impact on girls’ education, irrigation
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