Sometimes folks looking for help in getting the word out about their projects or events email asking me to spread the word. Sometimes I do and sometimes I don’t. It all depends on the project, its agenda, and the worthiness of the end goal. Because this group from UCLA has now teamed up with LSU on this project AND has a category specifically about the outdoors in Louisiana, I decided it was worth the time and effort to share this with my readership.
If you know of a Louisiana high school student that is into film making, especially short videos about our environment, then please share this information with them. They could win up to $750 in cash for their efforts! I’d love nothing more than to come back here and find out that one of your children or grandchildren entered this contest! (And won!!) As with all grant funding, tracking numbers is important, so if you share this directly with high school students, can you please let me know how many you shared it with, and I will report those numbers to the project heads. Thanks, y’all!
The below categories are listed in that PDF link, but I list them here to give you an idea of what these “Green Short” videos can be about:
Watertopia: Imaginative solutions for clean and sustainable water
Wild Louisiana: Animals, plants, or natural systems found in neighborhoods or nearby parks
No Justice, No Green: Intersection between environmentalism and social justice issues
It Takes a Village: Profiles on communities coming together to rise against climate change
You Are What You Eat: Elements of the food ecosystem (dining, agriculture, supply chain, culture, etc.)
I know we have some very gifted, technologically-savvy high schoolers in our state, so please share, share, share!