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Giving younger generation a chance to be heard

A lot of young people feel they have a lot of great ideas about how to make the world a better place if only adults would listen.

Now, the Bermuda National Trust is giving youth the chance to be heard through a special film competition celebrating Earth Day.

More than one billion people around the world are expected to celebrate Earth Day on April 22 with a range of environmental activities.

Bermuda students are invited to submit a two to five-minute video on an environmental theme.

Videos are to demonstrate what students think needs to change and how they think change can be achieved based on one of the following themes: For the Island, For the Earth or For the Sargasso Sea.

Students may create their videos as classes, clubs or peer groups.

Expressions of interest must be submitted to BNT education officer Abbie Caldas today, acaldas[AT]bnt.bm.

The deadline for completed videos is April 10.

Students’ videos will be screened during school assemblies at the end of April. Winners will receive prizes and their video projects will be featured on BNT and Greenrock’s websites, as well as on television and in a local film festival.

The idea is to highlight the power of individuals’ actions and to raise students’ awareness about the connection between the choices they make, the future of their Island and the future of the planet.

“This is an opportunity for schools and faculty to engage students in showcasing their creativity, innovation and commitment to our natural and cultural heritage, as well as to the future of the planet,” said Ms Caldas. “Students may enter as a group or individually and show us what they think it takes to impact change.”

Useful websites:

www.bnt.bm; www.greenrock.org.

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Published February 29, 2012 at 1:00 am (Updated February 29, 2012 at 6:10 am)

Giving younger generation a chance to be heard

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