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[World] The 12th Eco-generation Environmental Essay Competition

by Eco Generation | 15-05-2019 09:31 | Status : In Progress   Comments 5 Comments

The 12th Eco-generation

Environmental Essay Competition:

 

 

                 

Beat Air Pollution

 

 

 

 

 

Samsung Engineering jointly with UN environment would like to launch The 12th Eco-generation Environmental Essay Competition inviting youth all over the world to raise awareness on the theme of the upcoming World Environment Day – Beat Air Pollution.

 

As many of you know, World Environment Day is the United Nations flagship day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. Since it began in 1974, the event has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries.

 

 

Often you cant even see it, but air pollution is everywhere. With every breath, you are probably sucking in tiny particles that attack your lungs, heart and brain. World Environment Day 2019 is issuing a call to action to combat this global crisis.

 

Chosen by this years host, China, the theme of World Environment Day 2019 invites us all to consider how we can change our everyday lives to reduce the amount of air pollution we produce, and thwart its contribution to global warming and its effects on our own health.

 

We are faced with an urgent task. Nine out of ten people worldwide are exposed to levels of air pollutants that exceed World Health Organization safe levels. Around seven million people worldwide die prematurely each year from air pollution with about four million of these deaths occurring in Asia-Pacific. Air pollution causes a host of other problems, including illness and lower IQs. It doesnt just impact human health and economic growth. Many of the pollutants also cause global warming.

 

Air pollution is preventable, but we need everyone on board – from individuals and organizations to private companies and government.

 

<Source: World Environment Day Website>

 

To commemorate WED and its annual theme, Eco-generation would like to celebrate the bigger and better WED than ever and to call on Tunza Eco-generation members around the world to show their will to act on Beat Air Pollution for our future generations by writing an essay.

 

 

It also aims to collect inspiring and creative ideas on why we should reduce air pollution by requiring them to think about diverse ways that we can help to combat air pollution.

  

Competition Details

  

• Eligibility: Tunza Eco-generation members aged between 14 and 24


• Theme: Inspiring and creative stories on why we should reduce air pollution with regards to its causes, effects, and consequences.


• Schedule
- Submission deadline: 2nd September, 2019 (GMT 0)
- Result announcement: November, 2019 - TBD


• Submission: Tunza Eco-generation Website/Egen Event/Monthly Event/
Click the Application form tab and write about your motivation to join the competition (50 words max) in the Content box and attach your essay file in the attachments column and then click Submit.


• Prize details

      

Prizes

Persons

Prize includes

UN Environment Prize

1

e-Certificate & Samsung Tab S

Samsung Engineering Prize

2

e-Certificate & Samsung Tab A

Eco-generation Prize

3

e-Certificate & Samsung Galaxy Buds

Honorable Mentions

20

e-Certificate

                                                                                                              

  In order to reduce carbon footprint, we will be issuing e-certificates.

Also, no ceremonies will be held in this competition; all prizes will be distributed to DHL deliverable areas.

 

 

Guideline

 

• No entry fee is required.
• All entries must be original works, in English.
• Each entrant may submit only one essay.
• All entries are final. No revisions are accepted.
• Plagiarism and off topic will result in disqualification.
• Entries should not have been previously published in professional media.
• Entries must be from 800 to 1000 words in length. This does not include referencing such as footnotes and bibliography.
• Entrants must first register at Tunza.eco-generation.org in order to submit their essay online.
• All entries must be double spaced in Times New Roman 12pt, with numbered pages in one of the following formats. All other formats will be disqualified.
- MS Word
- Word Perfect
• The personal information in the entry must be correct. If the competition winner is not reachable due to wrong information (contact number, address and etc.) the prize will be canceled and be automatically given to the next runner-up.
• The decisions of the judges are final and are entirely their own and in no part represents the opinion of Samsung Engineering.
• At the discretion of the judges, all well-written essays may be published on the relevant Websites.
• Samsung Engineering and UN environment reserve First Serial Rights on all submissions. All other rights to the essay remain in the property of the author.

            

 

     

Appendix 1. Introduction to host organizations

 

About Eco-generation

Samsung Engineering established Eco-generation in 1996 as one of the largest environmental education programs for children and youth in Korea. In 2006, Samsung Engineering expanded the program to the Asia-Pacific region by launching an English Eco-generation (www.eco-generation.org) website in partnership with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). www.eco-generation.org is a childrens educational environmental website that emphasizes learning and sharing knowledge about the environment.

On September 27, 2011 Samsung Engineering and UNEP made steps to reach an international audience by launching tunza.eco-generation.org, a new environmental networking platform for children and youth. Tunza.eco-generation.org is an interactive environmental website that will serve as a platform to educate the community about the environment and create eco-friendly initiatives.

With a 24 year history, Eco-generation is Samsung Engineerings largest running CSR program, which has been supported by Samsung Engineerings expertise in the environmental business. This will continue to be one of the companys core initiatives to support and contribute the new generation via environmental education.

 

About Tunza Eco-generation website (tunza.eco-generation.org)

Tunza Eco-generation is the social networking platform to be an interactive and vibrant site presenting various possibilities to engage youth, children and organizations from various portals (chat – global, regional and thematic platforms; webpages with dynamic functions where children and youth are able to upload/update their environmental activities which will then go live online after it has been cleared by an administrator of the platform, possibility of working on documents and editing of the same can take place online; various tutorials between experts and young people; voting functions/processes on various competitions, databases for various children, youth and sport processes). 

                                 

About Samsung Engineering Co., Ltd

Samsung Engineering is one of the worlds leading engineering, procurement, construction and project management (EPC&PM) companies. With experience in over 30 countries, the company provides total project management from planning and financing through to construction and commissioning and has built some of the worlds largest and most complex hydrocarbon and industrial plants and facilities. Samsung Engineering has a reputation for delivering projects on time and uses the latest innovations to engineer industry-leading facilities. For more information, please visit www.samsungengineering.co.kr

 

About UN Environment

The UN Environment coordinates United Nations environmental activities, assisting developing countries in implementing environmentally sound policies and practices. It was founded as a result of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in June 1972 and has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. UN Environment also has six regional offices and various country offices. In order to ensure full participation of global communities, UN Environment works in an inclusive fashion that brings on board different societal cohorts. UN Environment has a vibrant programme for young people known as Tunza.

UN Environment is the designated authority of the United Nations system in environmental issues at the global and regional level. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action.

Its activities cover a wide range of issues regarding the atmosphere, marine and terrestrial ecosystems. It has played a significant role in developing international environmental conventions, promoting environmental science and information and illustrating the way those can work in conjunction with policy, working on the development and implementation of policy with national governments and regional institution and working in conjunction with environmental Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). UN Environment has also been active in funding and implementing environmentally related development projects.

 

 

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5 Comments

Bal krishna Pandey

Sandhya Adhikari

  • Sandhya Adhikari says :
    A great platform to share our posits on various concerned issues. Great opportunity for all.
    Posted 04-06-2019 02:50

Srijana Bhattarai

Rosa Domingos

  • Rosa Domingos says :
    Wonderful chance for children and youth to participate! Thanks Tunza!
    Posted 22-05-2019 17:25

Justice Obiri

  • Justice Obiri says :
    Thanks for the opportunity
    Posted 21-05-2019 10:53

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