[permaculture] soil essay contest

Claudia Joseph permie at earthlink.net
Fri Jul 10 10:42:10 EDT 2015


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NRDC & LEXICON OF SUSTAINABILITY 
ANNOUNCE THE “VOICES OF SOIL” ESSAY & VIDEO CONTEST
 
US Residents Ages 18-28 Encouraged to Submit Original Essays And/Or Videos 
for National Contest
 
July 8, 2015 - Today the Lexicon of Sustainability and Natural Resources 
Defense Council (NRDC) announced the “Voices of Soil Essay and Video 
Contest” in celebration of 2015, the International Year of Soils. The 
contest is open to US Residents* ages 18-28 who are pursuing an education 
or career in agriculture, environmental science, or other related fields, 
and appreciates the value of healthy soil. 
 
“Essentially, all life depends upon the soil...There can be no life without 
soil and no soil without life; they have evolved together” (Charles E. 
Kellogg, USDA Yearbook of Agriculture, 1938).
 
How the Contest Works
The contest will be open for submissions July 8, 2015 on the Soil Contest 
page of the Lexicon of Sustainability website. Entries must answer one or 
more of the following questions:
 
1. WHY IS SOIL HEALTH IMPORTANT TO YOU AND YOUR COMMUNITY?
 
2. WHAT IS THE IMPORTANT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SOIL CARBON SEQUESTRATION AND 
A HEALTHY CLIMATE?
 
3. WHY IS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SOIL AND WATER IMPORTANT?
 
The deadline to submit a written and/or video essay is Midnight PDT on 
Monday, August 31, 2015. Sponsors are not responsible for late or 
unsuccessful attempts to enter. For more information on submission 
requirements and how to enter visit the Soil Contest page at the 
lexiconofsustainability.com <http://lexiconofsustainability.com/> <http://lexiconofsustainability.com <http://lexiconofsustainability.com/>> .
 
A panel of judges, representing the leading voices in agriculture, will 
select eight contest winners by mid-September. A total of $5000 in prizes 
will be awarded as follows. 
 
One (1) grand prize winner will receive $1000 for best overall written 
essay.
 
One (1) grand prize winner will receive $1000 for best overall video essay.
 
$500 will be awarded each for best written and video essays addressing 
prompt 1.
 
$500 will be awarded each for best written and video essays addressing 
prompt 2.
 
$500 will be awarded each for best written and video essays addressing 
prompt 3.
 
In addition to cash prizes, winning essays and videos will be publicized by 
Lexicon of Sustainability, NRDC, and our partners through online and social 
media.
 
About Lexicon of Sustainability
The Lexicon of Sustainability gathers the most compelling ideas and 
sustainable solutions in food, farming, water and energy and translate them 
into short films, information artworks, traveling exhibits, books and 
educational curricula that are designed to change the way people use our 
most valued resources. By distributing these stories through grassroots 
networks, social media and across the web the Lexicon delivers powerful 
tools and momentum to the hard working groups and individuals creating real 
change in the environmental movement. Our goals and objectives are to 
activate changes in behavior by introducing a powerful, solution-oriented, 
consumer motivating, community-building, industry-uniting tools: words.
 
About NRDC
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is an international nonprofit 
environmental organization with more than 2 million members and online 
activists. Since 1970, our lawyers, scientists, and other environmental 
specialists have worked to protect the world’s natural resources, public 
health, and the environment. NRDC has offices in New York City, Washington, 
D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Bozeman, MT, and Beijing.
 
Contact
Lara Bryant, NRDC; lbryant at nrdc.org <mailto:lbryant at nrdc.org>
Nina Watkins, Lexicon of Sustainability; nina at lexiconofwater.com <mailto:nina at lexiconofwater.com>
 
 
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707.763.1491
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