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Grab Your Cellphone and Help Save Our Planet!

University of St. Thomas-Houston students have the opportunity to compete in an exciting new initiative inviting youth worldwide to help show and tell their ideas for making the world a better place.

UNITAR, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, has created “sustainable goals” for planet earth — for today and the future of all living things.

The clear eyes of youth may see problems and creative solutions in their communities. They can show and tell us about this in a five to eight-minute video. Perhaps there are observations they have and want to address one of UNITAR’S worldwide “sustainable goals” (listed in the application form - see the link below).

There is no fee involved for participation in this video competition project. The videos are judged in age groups: ages 11-14, 15-19, and 20-26. Youth get to make their voices heard by showcasing their ideas! An online documentary will feature the winners with their videos.

This opportunity is a chance to highlight creative solutions to global issues while raising awareness of essential topics from the perspective of young people, who see and want to be a part of positive change. The participant application deadline is April 30, 2023. So, grab your phone and get creative — this is an opportunity to make a real difference in the world!

To apply, go to WWW.UNITAR.ORG 


UNITAR is a principal training arm of the United Nations, working in every region of the world.

About Barbara Harrison:

Barbara Harrison, a nationally recognized television journalist and pioneer of the NBC4 award-winning Wednesday’s Child series, is thrilled to partner with UNITAR on this vital initiative. “Our young people are the key to our future, and I can’t wait to hear what they have to say,” said Barbara, who brings40 years of television writing, reporting, anchoring, and producing experience to the program.

*Contact Barbara Harrison at barbara@barbaraharrisonmedia.com for questions*