All that re-using and re-purposing has a great impact on the environment! Not only do we throw out less stuff (which reduces pollution from incinerators and methane emissions from landfills), but we lower demand for new products (which means we use less fossil fuel to mine, harvest, extract, manufacture, and ship virgin materials around the globe).
So, we thought you might be interested in this contest held by the Koshland Science Museum in NW DC (part of the National Academy of the Sciences). You can enter as many photos as you like…
Climate Change Photo Challenge
Submissions due Wednesday, August 15, by 2 pm EDT
What is your community doing about climate change?
Take a photo to show steps your community is taking to lower greenhouse gas emissions or adapt to the impacts of climate change. Examples include building bike lanes, taking public transportation, or retrofitting buildings for energy efficiency.
The winner of the staff favorite will receive an expansion pack of the popular climate change board game, Catan: Oil Springs, and recognition on the museum’s website. All relevant photos will become the basis of the next challenge, a climate change virtual tour.
Participation is free. Capture climate change adaptation and mitigation in action and share your photos with others.