We have had some wonderful submissions so far! So that we can get more, we have decided to extend the deadline to the 30th of November 2017!
If you, or anyone you know, is interested in submitting an image to our competition here is the original brief:
Help us communicate our critical message…
Since September 2016 we have been working with the aim to find the leaders of the future, creating exciting new opportunities for work, play and learning.
Our goal is to build an inclusive vision for schools and communities that recognises and understands our responsibilities as global citizens, while also meeting our commitments to the Paris Climate Agreement.
We need a powerful and clear image to communicate effectively the significance of the Paris Climate Agreement…
The targets the global community has to reach to have a realistic chance of avoiding climate change calamity are tough:
- Reduce emissions by half in the coming decade, and then again in each of the 2 following decades
- Re-invent farming to become a net carbon sink instead of being a significant source
- Create new technologies that can effectively extract carbon from the air and store it somewhere safe such as underground
The targets for these objectives look like this on a graph and the treaty allows us thirty years to make the changes required:
We think this is a powerful image and it many ways it represents a map to the future. However a steep slope down into uncertainty makes a daunting sight, so we flipped it round to represent the rising up out of the mire of pollution and fossil fuel addiction to a bright new future.
Much more appealing but hey, I am just an economics teacher what do I know?
We need a compelling image that will look good on posters, t-shirts, we want to put it everywhere!
The challenge is for all you creative people out there to turn this image into something inspirational that can be shared and used around the world to inspire change and action.. Over to you!
Communicating such a vital message is a difficult challenge, and we are offering 3 fantastic prizes to the successful creative!
Your work will not only be used as the face of our revolutionary campaign, which is educating and inspiring the young minds who will make the decisions of our collective future…We will also provide and plant 3 tree guilds in return for your creative input.
The guild comprises of: 1 heritage apple tree and a set of supporting plants to help with pollination, fertility and weed control.
The first guild will go to Llanfyllin High School as part of their transition to a green leader in North Wales.
The second will be for the winner of the competition.
For the third guild, the winner of the competition can choose 1 other school or educational body to receive a tree guild provided and planted by Sector39’s own Permaculture Academy!
Planting these guilds will help us spread the word and inspire your school or institution to produce the climate change leaders we so badly need!
Competition Submission Date Deadline: 11 am Thursday 30th November 2017.