Planet Forward is about telling stories of innovation, and these days “it’s all about the selfie.” Planet Forward is looking for your selfie videos about sustainable innovations in your community and on your campus that are related to food, energy, water, and climate change.
On a planet in which hunger and food waste coexist, where crops feed biofuels or animals despite water and food shortages, and where obesity in one country contrasts starvation in another, solutions and innovations to help ensure a vibrant, healthy future are more important than ever. Planet Forward’s “60 Second Selfie Innovation Challenge” is helping spread the word about these innovations, which will help find solutions to hunger, malnutrition, water depletion, pollution, rising sea levels, biodiversity, and environmental issues.
The best selfie videos that explore how weather is affecting food production will be shown by Planet Forward on September 30th. Plus, Food Tank is sweetening the deal: the three coolest submissions will also receive free Food Tank memberships and a copy of Roger Thurow’s book, The Last Hunger Season.
The planet needs our help. Share your innovative solution today by answering these five key questions in your video:
- What is the idea or innovation?
- What’s new about it?
- How does it work?
- What difference can it make?
- Why do you love it?
Submit your selfie at Idea Central by September 26, 2014. Planet Forward has provided tips for shooting your video, an example of a selfie by Frank Sesno, Director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at the George Washington University, and more on defining innovation.