Win up to $8000 in Film4Climate Video Competition!

We are excited to inform you that our partner, Connect4Climate just launched a Film Competition to promote sustainability in the creative industries through active engagement with young people in finding solutions to climate change.

The Film4Climate Global Video Competition invites aspiring filmmakers from around the world to express their vision for a sustainable future by creating a short film or video about climate action. The competition calls on filmmakers to explore Climate Action, the 13th goal under the UN Sustainable Development Goals, emphasizing what individuals and communities around the world are doing to promote action, offer solutions and inspire positive change to combat climate change and its impacts. Filmmakers are encouraged to deploy personal narratives that explore fundamental questions such as: What does climate change mean to me? What actions am I taking to mitigate the advance of global warming? What is my Climate Action message to the world?

Videos must be submitted as Public Service Announcements that are less than one minute, or as a Short Film, between one and five minutes.

Bernardo Bertolucci (The Conformist, Last Tango in Paris) will serve as the jury president of the competition. Bertolucci is joined on the jury by Oscar-winning Directors and Producers as well as luminaries of cinema, communications and the environment, including Mohamed Nasheed, climate champion and former president of the Maldives, producer Lawrence Bender (An Inconvenient Truth, Pulp Fiction), director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (Saving Face, A Girl in the River), director Louie Psihoyos (The Cove, Racing Extinction), director Fernando Meirelles (City of God, The Constant Gardener), director Robert Stone (Radio Bikini, Pandora’s Promise), director Mika Kaurismaki (Zombie and the Ghost Train), director Pablo Trapero (Carancho, El Clan), producer Martin Katz (Hotel Rwanda), Ann Hornaday, Chief Film Critic of The Washington Post, Sheila Redzepi, Vice President for External and Corporate Relations, World Bank Group, Moroccan director Farida Benlyazid (Frontieras, Keïd Ensa),  Carole Tomko, General Manager and Creative Director of Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions, Maria Wilhelm, Executive Director of the Avatar Alliance Foundation, Pat Mitchell, President and CEO of the Paley Center for Media, Rose Kuo, CEO and Artistic Director of the Qingdao International Film Festival, and Mark Lynas, author and environmentalist (The God Species, Six Degrees).

The competition is open to filmmakers between 14 and 35 years old. Submissions will be open through September 15, 2016. For full competition rules and eligibility requirements, please visit: or

Connect4Climate Knowledge Partners with the Green Campus Initiative

The Green Campus Initiative would like to make an official announcement of her partnership with an organization called Connect4Climate. This organization was launched by World Bank and the Italian Ministry of Environment, and the GEF in collaboration with more than 140 global partners in September 2011. Connect4Climate (C4C) is a campaign, a coalition, and a global community that takes on climate change promotes solutions and empowers action.

Since its launch, Connect4Climate has built an aggregate online community of a million fans and a coalition of about 400 partners committed to climate change communication and action. Connect4Climate partners include UN agencies, climate programs in leading academic institutions, private sector organizations, media, NGOs, and CSOs.

Connect4Climate's knowledge partnership program focuses on sharing and cross-promoting activities and creating new connections in creative ways that will amplify each other’s initiatives and projects through social media, web platforms, speaking opportunities or joint events, depending on our partners’ engagement and focus on common areas. 

The Green Campus Initiative is very pleased to accept this partnership and look forward to a mutually beneficial and long lasting relationship.