Voting open as young video makers compete to support Brazil in solving resources problems

Posted by ap507 at Mar 22, 2017 01:50 PM |
Universities of Leicester and Birmingham lead international sustainability project

People around the world can vote in an exciting global video competition that is helping children and young people play their part in helping to secure future supplies of food, water and energy in Brazil.

Research experts at our University, working with the University of Birmingham, called on young talents to submit short videos capturing the theme ‘Food, water and energy in my everyday life’.

They received entries from Brazil, Singapore, India and the UK and have short-listed 10 videos to be judged by the public vote.

Online voting has now opened and the shortlisted three-minute videos can now be viewed online with the winner and runner-up based on the highest number of 'likes'.

Voting closes at noon (BST) on 24 April 2017.

The project is part of (Re)Connect the Nexus - a two-year research partnership with Brazilian experts from Sao Paulo State University (UNESP). The project also involves experts from the UK University of Northampton.

Dr Ben Coles from the Department of Geography said: “Getting young people to think about the relationship between food, water and energy is incredibly important. Not only do they represent the future, they represent the future possibilities for effectively managing these vital resources.”

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