Take 3 for Climate Justice
A climate and human rights youth action challenge
Take 3 for Climate Justice winners announced!
The Take 3 for Climate Justice challenge engages Manitoba students to look at the impact of climate change on human rights. The goal of the initiative was to inspire action to protect the environment by highlighting concepts such as sustainable futures, global citizenship and student leadership featured in the Manitoba Education curriculum.
In December 2019, teams of 4 students and a teacher were asked to submit a 3-minute video on a specific theme associated with climate change action. The themes in the videos also explored the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.
Over 65 middle and high school teams in Manitoba submitted 3-minute videos. Three judges from the local scientific community were selected by Manitoba Education and Science First to adjudicate them. They were:
- Dr. Teresa de Kievit, Professor at the Department of Microbiology at the University of Manitoba;
- Dr. Ian Mauro, Principal of the Richardson College for the Environment and Executive Director of the Prairie Climate Centre at the University of Winnipeg, and;
- Jane McDonald, Managing Director of the International Institute for Sustainable Development.
The judges were asked to score the numerous video submissions according to three criteria: content, impact, and video production. Specifically, the judges looked at whether or not video entries clearly and systematically addressed the connection between climate change and human rights, if the video raised awareness and motivated the audience to address a call to action for climate justice, and whether the video clearly and concisely highlighted a central theme.
After careful deliberation, the judges selected the following schools as the top 3 grand prize winners, whose teams will have a chance to hear from Bob McDonald, CBC Host of Quirks & Quarks and John Sauder from CBC Manitoba at the Take 3 for Climate Justice celebration, taking place at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on March 3, 2020. The grand prize winners are:
In addition, five outstanding videos were selected to be featured during the event. The submissions from the following schools will also be highlighted on March 3, 2020:
- Stonewall Collegiate
- Lord Nelson School
- Andrew Mynarski
- Collège Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau
- River East Collegiate
Congratulations to all of the finalists and grand prize winners!
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