Due to the large number of last minute submissions and by popular demand, the Sustainable Thinking Platform is glad to announce the deadline for voting on our photo competition has been extended to midnight 24 May 2013.
Submissions – which closed on 30 April -will be initially rated in a first round by the online platform members. The shortlisted finalists will then be judged by a panel comprised of international journalists and industry representatives.
Following the enormous success of the last multimedia competition, VinylPlus has re-launched its Sustainable Thinking Platform, the online community for young people from all around the world to discuss and learn about sustainability issues. More than 2,500 people from over 90 different countries had signed up to join the 2010 edition.
Following detailed deliberations by the judging panel, the winners of the second edition of the Vinyl 2010 Sustainable Thinking Platform multimedia competition have been announced.
Given the fact that the world’s population is ever increasing, we can expect the levels of organic waste to skyrocket as well. In my opinion, resource efficiency deals with getting more from using less. While there exists numerous ways we can maximize the use of our limited resources to meet our growing needs, for the purpose of this essay, I have focused primarily on the ways in which we can manage organic waste sustainably, as the world's population continues to grow at alarming rates. In this essay I have incorporated findings from my personal research using a technology called vermicomposting which represents an alternative approach in waste management. After reading my essay, I hope that you will be inspired to start making your own compost today. There is lots that can be done with waste, we just need to be resourceful and innovative.