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What does sustainability in the city mean to you? The winners of our photo contest are...

March 22, 2019

This year, for the first time, we held a student photo competition in preparation for our annual Sustainability across Disciplines Conference. Students were asked to address the following question through their work: What does sustainability in the city mean to you? In addition to their photos, students were invited to provide a short explanation as to how the photo addresses the question.There were many inspirational submissions and the following were awarded:

Photo courtesy of Eleanor Simpson Growing from the Ashes. Photo credit: Eleanor Simpson

First Place: Eleanor Simpson: Growing from the Ashes: "A sustainable city is not only one that was made to be, sustainability in a city can be developed through the revisioning of our current ways. Through introducing cyclic processes and action-plan policies, repurposing existing infrastructure and a slight change in way of life, a sustainable city can rise from the ashes of its predecessor."

Photo courtesy of Juliette Carman Compostable? Photo credit: Juliette Carman

Second Place: Juliette Carman: Compostable in industrial facilities which may not exist in your area. Not suitable for home composting: “Often a part of the puzzle will be solved, but a piece will still be missing when we fail to think about the full cycle of an object we create.”

Photo courtesy of Mikaela Kautzky_opt Zero Waste Project. Photo credit: Mikaela Kautzky

Third Place: Mikaela Kautzky: Zero Waste Project “Sustainability in a city is about gathering in person and exchanging ideas. The zero waste movement is about community and creativity. Making things yourself, buying from local makers, exchanging things, fixing things and having a junction where one person's trash becomes another person's treasure. ”

Photo courtesy of Bianca dAmbrosia Lund Central Station, Sweden. Photo credit: Bianca D'Ambrosio

Honourable Mention: Bianca D'Ambrosio: Lund Central Station, Sweden: “Sustainability in the city is having access to public transportation. This photo is of Lund Central Station in Sweden. It is a parking lot for bikes located in the town square. This station has direct access to multiple train and bus lines just across the road. The buses and trains run at regular frequent intervals and there are more bikers in the city than cars.”

Congratulations to the winners and a big thank you to all who participated!

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