Entries and Nominations are currently on going for the St Andrews Prize for the Environment 2018
Institution: university of st Andrews
- Be related to sustainable development and be aligned with the UN Goals for Sustainable Development – explain the alignment.
- Be related to community progress allied with smart and innovative development and use of the earth’s environmental resources from air, land and sea.
- Be replicable from one geographic area to another and ideally be scalable in size.
- Have a clearly defined need for funding that will make a step change to the applicant’s aims.
- Have the ability to inspire others in the field.
- Contribute to the global pursuit of sustainability in the short to long-term.
- Applications are invited from individuals, multi-disciplinary teams or community groups for this annual prize, which is $100,000 USD for the winner and $25,000 USD for each of the other two finalists.
Here are some examples of the type of topics you might choose to focus on:
- Reducing human animal conflict – Using learnings from behavioural studies that honey bees can be used as a natural deterrent to crop raiding elephants and mitigating lion-livestock conflict and preventing lion killing
- Water and biodiversity initiatives – Producing fresh water by desalinating seawater, or water containing etc.
- Sanitation – Creating proper human waste removal and treatment and providing sustainable sanitation solutions using inexpensive and locally sourced materials
- Air quality – Innovative cooking solutions to provide improved air quality and clean, economic sources of electricity
- Solar power – Providing clean energy from the sun
- Food supply – How can we make agricultural practices meet the needs of a growing population while safeguarding and improving the environment and the natural capital (water, soils etc.)?
- Community regeneration – in thinking globally and acting locally what could make a community environment a better place to live and work and how might this heighten broader environmental awareness?
- Communication and education – what practical and original ideas will get more people interested and involved in the environmental debate?
- Waste and recycling – what are some original and practical ideas for limiting the generation of waste?
- Environmental justice – How can environmental issues be tackled to show that these concerns are not a luxury for developing countries, but an everyday reality for most poor communities?
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