60-Second Selfie Challenge

It’s all about the selfie these days. You’ve probably got plenty on your timeline - why not take one more to help solve the world’s most difficult challenges?

Planet Forward is looking for your selfie videos about sustainable innovations in your community and on your campus related to food, energy, water and climate change. We want to hear from YOU - what do you see that can help us move the planet forward?

Make a quick selfie video or write a short blog - using our four quick Steps to Making an Awesome Selfie:

  1. Check out the full challenge and an example selfie from Planet Forward Creator Frank Sesno.
  2. Watch Devin’s video on the making of the world’s greatest selfie video
  3. Take Selfie Video (60 seconds) or Write a Selfie Blog (500-700 words)
  4. Submit your Selfie to Idea Central

You could be a big deal:

  • Food sustainability selfies will be considered for our Campus Voices segment on National Geographic’s The Plate Blog
  • Selfies on women and girls increasing food security will be considered to be shown at our November 5th salon (Deadline for submissions October 31st)
  • Selfies on sustainable innovations in food will be considered for the December 3rd salon (Deadline for submissions November 28th)

 

Need a little inspiration? Scroll down to see the selfies that have already been submitted

How do you move the Planet Forward? Tweet us @planet_forward or contribute to the conversation with your own story.

Content on Content Hub

Creative ways to conserve water
Creative ways to conserve water
University of Mississippi
This selfie video shows creative ways to conserve water by routing drains from your shower to your yard and plants.
Discover barrels of tumbling compost in this selfie video
Discover barrels of tumbling compost in this selfie video
The George Washington University
FEATURED SELFIE: Compost takes a while, and that's a major barrier for most - but what if you could have fresh compost ready in weeks instead of a full season?
George Washington University
FEATURED SELFIE: The DC Streetcar could revitalize the H Street district while making public transit more green.
Recycling made easy
Recycling made easy
Digital Media Producer, Planet Forward
FEATURED SELFIE: Why don't people recycle? George Washington University's new single-stream recycling may be a remedy. 
George Washington University
How can you farm in a drought?
Go Green or Go Home
Go Green or Go Home
University of Mississippi Meek School of Journalism
My sorority uses styrofoam almost everyday! Learn about the dangers of styrofoam, and how to reduce use.
GWU
FEATURED SELFIE: 10,000 students students create a lot of garbage - is composting a better way to handle all the trash?
The George Washington University
FEATURED SELFIE: The answer to cleaning up and cooling off our cities might be over our heads - literally.
Carbon Neutral and Mighty Delicious
Carbon Neutral and Mighty Delicious
The George Washington University
FEATURED SELFIE: A Washington, DC restaurant is offering award-winning meals with a twist that's turning the foodie scene on its head. 
Composting in an Urban City
Composting in an Urban City
The George Washington University Student
FEATURED SELFIE: 34 million pounds and counting - that is the amount of food wasted each year. How much could we save just by composting?

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