Video competition: Share your green actions

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News Published 01 Dec 2017 Last modified 03 Jan 2018
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Photo: © Andrei Marin, My City /EEA
How did you get to work or school today? By car, bicycle or public transport? Every day we make decisions that can impact the environment. Some of our daily decisions are conscious efforts to live in a cleaner and healthier environment. The video competition ‘I LIVE GREEN’, organised by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and its partner network, invites all Europeans to show their creativity and to share their actions to help the environment. The best videos will receive a cash prize.

What we eat and buy, how we move around or heat our homes, and many other big and small choices have an impact on the environment and our health. In the ‘I LIVE GREEN’ video competition, Europeans can share their green actions through short videos, vote for the best clips, and inspire others to do even more.

While you can take green actions in almost any area of your life, ‘I LIVE GREEN’ focuses on four topics:

1. Sustainable food

Nutritious food is essential for a healthy life. Yet, food production requires valuable resources, like land and water. Every time we waste food, we also waste these resources. Moreover, pesticides and fertilisers can have an impact on soil and ground water. What do you do to reduce the environmental impacts of the food on your plate?

2. Clean air

Many economic activities from transport to agriculture release air pollutants. However, our daily habits can help improve the air quality, and boost our own health and quality of life. What are the choices you make to contribute to cleaner air?

3. Clean water

Our lakes, rivers and seas are under a number of pressures, including from climate change and pollution. In many regions across Europe, we use our groundwater reserves faster than they can be replenished. These pressures have impacts on nature and our own health. How can we help keep water resources clean and free from pollution.

4. Minimal waste

The things we buy often have a limited lifespan but there are ways to avoid them going to landfill. Maybe you can show others a good example of reusing, repairing or recycling something?

Check the competition rules and how to participate on the ‘I LIVE GREEN’ page.



The winners in each category (Sustainable food, Clean air, Clean water, and Minimal waste) will be awarded a cash prize of EUR 1000. The Public Choice Award, chosen through the online vote, is EUR 500.


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