World of 7 Billion Student Video Contest


Date and Time:

Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 9:00am to Thursday, February 25, 2021, 5:00pm


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The World of 7 Billion video contest challenges your students to create a short video connecting world population growth and one of three timely global challenges: Promoting Environmental Justice, Strengthening Global Health, or Re-Imagining Industrial Systems. 

All videos must include:
a) how population growth impacts the issue
b) at least one idea for a sustainable solution

Students can consider narrowing their video's focus by concentrating on a subtheme within the topic. Possible subthemes include:

Promoting Environmental Justice – Food deserts, climate migrants, placement of hazardous waste sites, effects of the fossil fuel industry, redlining, mistreatment of indigenous peoples and land, environmental racism

Strengthening Global Health – Access to health care, pandemics and emergency response, disease spread (zoonotic and vector-borne), maternal health, sanitation, health effects of environmental pollution

Re-Imagining Industrial Systems – Procurement of raw materials, waste management, brownfields/CAFOs, energy production, production/distribution of consumer goods, occupational health and safety

Students can win up to $1,200 and participating teachers will receive free curriculum resources.

The submission deadline is February 25, 2021.

Full contest guidelines, resources for research, past winners, and more can be found at

Contact Name:

Isabelle Rios

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