At last November’s Prenatal Environmental Health Education (PEHE) Forum, a core recommendation was that the focus of Environmental Health education efforts must go beyond pregnant women and include students and young adults to raise awareness of issues that could have significant impacts on the health of their future children and their own health over the long term. To engage youth on health-environment linkages, a national video competition was proposed whereby participants would be invited to produce short videos communicating key Environmental Health messages.In partnership with the Canadian Partnership for Children’s Health and Environment (CPCHE), the David Suzuki Foundation, the Lung Association of New Brunswick, Pollution Probe, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, the University of Ottawa, Yellow Pages Canada and the Young Canadians Roundtable on Health, we are proud to introduce the EduTox Video Challenge.
Launching in January, EduTOX is a national, bilingual video contest that aims to give youth a voice to promote awareness and action on toxins – and a chance to be nationally recognized for their leadership. EduTOX is about youth leading the way to a healthier world in which to live, grow, work, and play.
The challenge is open to any Canadian between the ages of 14 and 22. Prizes will be awarded to the best French and English-language entries – they include scholarships, electronics and much more. For more information about the EduTOX Video Challenge, and for ideas about how participants can get started, please visit www.edutox.ca.
The contest opens on January 21, 2016 and will have its official launch at the 6th Annual Sandbox Project Conference.