ENVIRONMENT AND THE PANDEMIC

ONLINE EDITION

FINAL ROUND PRESENTATION

WASTE MANAGEMENT AND MEDICAL WASTE

ENERGY CONSERVATION

AND ACCESSIBILITY

AIR QUALITY

SPECIAL AWARD

 CHECK OUT THE 2020 ONLINE

  case challenge winnerS! 

ABOUT

JOIN THE DISCUSSION, BE PART OF THE ACTION

JOIN THE DISCUSSION, BE PART OF THE ACTION

Join us in exploring the SDGs and related issues, voicing your opinions and creating solutions for environmental issues, aiming to prepare for the post-pandemic Thai society.

 

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent limited opportunities to engage with interests in improving the environment, Youths For SDGs has decided to launch an online, context-specific case competition, focusing on the environment and how advocacy and initiatives can morph due to the pandemic and the “New Normal” aftermath.

CASE

CHALLENGE

Your team will crack a

real-life environmental issue post-pandemic Thailand will be facing.

Each team of 4 is invited to submit a solution for their school and the surrounding neighbourhood based on one of the three areas:

Waste Management

& Medical Waste

Air

Quality

Energy Conservation

Accessibility

For the next six weeks, six different 30-minute podcasts featuring interviews with experts, NGOs, and corporate organisations working towards solving the problems in each field will be released to help with your research and fuel you with inspiration. We will be asking questions based on the inquiries from you on Instagram or email -- so watch that space!

why should you participate?

The online competition is designed to be an opportunity for high school students, who are interested in demonstrating their interest, to help Thailand with its complicated environmental issues by fostering solutions that are student-led and peer- and expert-reviewed.

what will you receive?

All participants will receive a certificate of completion

Shortlist (Top 3) of each category will receive an additional certificate of excellence, and  their solution will be featured on our website

Winner of the case presentation will receive an online feedback session via Zoom, with one of the experts in the field to help modify your implementation in your school community

TIMELINE

The arrangement of the Zoom call for winners to gain feedback will be confirmed depending on the availability of the teams and the expert mentors.

 
 
 

our partners

June 16 to August 15, 10pm

registration & CASE SUBMISSIONS

August 28, 4pm

August 16 to August 23

preliminary 

Selection process from guest judges

announcement

of finalists through email

& social media

finalists pitch projects for judging panel

announcement

of winning teams

September 6, 9am

September 5, 9am - 12pm

judging panel moderation

September 5, 12pm - 12.30pm

online guidance session with undp for 3 winning teams

September 7 to 11

REGISTRATION

or in the form below:

 

THE CASE CHALLENGE

 

SDGS INVOLVED

 

SUBMISSION

HOW DO I SUBMIT MY RESPONSES?

You may submit your response in the form shown below. Your response will have to include the following documents:

 

  • Team names and participants' detail confirmations (for certificates)

  • 13-15 pages of slides according to the templates shown below

or in the form below:

 

OUR PODCASTS

Listen to extensive, insightful 30-minute podcasts from experts, NGOs and corporate organisations, working to address the crucial issues listed below.

View our podcasts on our YouTube Channel, Youth for SDGs, at the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9-et4o7i7fJQ9K5YKKW3ZQ/featured

OUR SPEAKERS

Read more about our esteemed guest speakers who share their insights, experiences and expertise in our podcasts.

As part of the educational initiative department of Grin Green International, a student-led NGO fighting Bangkok’s addiction to plastic, Risa spreads environmental awareness to primary and middle school students using presentations and Kahoot! Quizzes. Not only that, she gathers and is donating second-hand clothes to the poor and recycles them into DIY bags!

Find out more and get involved via Grin Green International's Instagram, Facebook page and website at these links: 

www.facebook.com/gringreenintl/   www.instagram.com/gringreenintl     www.gringreen.org/

risa okada  featured on episode 1

educational initiative department, grin green international

tasmin chilcott   featured on episode 2A

ENVIRONMENTAL Manager, Starboard & Trash Hero BKK

Tasmin is the environmental manager of windsurfing and stand-up paddle boarding company Starboard. After she realized how polluting the production of their boards were, she wanted to counter the amount of waste they created through Starboard’s many environmental projects, leading to the world’s first plastic offset program and more! Not only that, Tasmin has been working with Protectblue on a project called Ambassadors for the Planet (www.ambassadorsfortheplanet.com), a workbook aimed to make environmental education accessible to children of all ages around the world.

Listen in on Tasha and Francesca’s interview with Tasmin to learn more about Starboard’s revolutionary environmental efforts, how recycling actually ISN’T helping the problem of plastic waste, and to hear Tasmin’s advice on how we, as high school students, can help the planet!

Read more about Starboard and Trash Hero too, at the following links:

www.star-board.com/     www.facebook.com/trashherothailand/

dr. wayne n. phillips   featured on episode 2b

LECTURER IN ECOLOGY & CONSERVATION,

mahidol university international college

Dr. Wayne is a lecturer in Ecology and Conservation at Mahidol University International College. With his PhD on measuring photosynthesis, he wanted to continue his work with a focus on coral reef systems. 

 

After witnessing first-hand a beach completely COVERED in plastic waste (with 500 shoes found on just 90m of beach!), Dr. Wayne created Project Koh Sak (https://www.facebook.com/project.koh.sak/), which organises beach clean-ups and classifies and investigates the types of plastic waste found to identify key threats to coral reefs!

 

Tune in to Episode 2 Side B for Dr. Wayne’s take on the impact of COVID-19 on Thailand’s water waste and how younger generations, such as ours, can take action for the future of our planet.

dr. Narissara Bussayajarn  

featured on episode 3

senior technology transfer manager, 

former technology analyst manager,

scg chemicals

Khun Roejarek Kanjanawarut

featured on episode 3

project manager,

scg chemicals

Dr. Narissara has conducted interesting research a the King Mongkut’s University of Technology surrounding topics such as air purification. SCG Chemicals itself has many sustainable programs that focuses on topics like factory development, supply chains and eco-friendly products. To find out more, be sure to check www.scgchemicals.com.


Together, Dr. Narissara and Khun Roejarek will be discussing the correlation between being environmentally friendly and profitable, and how the development of technology has impacted the way companies seek out to become more profitable.

professor summon chomchai  

featured on episode 4

professor at department of preventive and social medicine,

focusing on toxicology - air quality hazards

Professor Summon Chomchai is a medical toxicologist and an environmental physician working in Siriraj hospital, under Mahidol University. He has been working hard under the division of clinical toxicology and occupational medicine. Professor Summon believes that the recent outbreak of Covid-19 and air quality is crucially related. In Podcast Episode 4, he will be discussing about interventions and solutions for students, that can hopefully change the world. Relating his professional knowledge in Toxicology, the current Covid-19 situation and Bangkok’s AQI level issues are explicated. Tune into the podcast to find out more and broaden your understanding of AQI levels in Bangkok.

mutsumi adachi  featured on episode 5

founder, sang foundation

Khun Mutsumi Adachi is the founder of the Sang Foundation. This organization was created to raise public awareness on how to reduce plastic usage. Since the pandemic, the Sang Foundation has raised approximately 750,000 Baht from donations, and have fed around 3,000 families who were economically affected by the crisis.

 

Learn more about the Sang Foundation and its valuable work at the following links:   sangfoundation.org   www.facebook.com/Seang2Change/

marlena LAURA wilson  featured on episode 5

director, grin green international

Marlena Laura Wilson is the Director of Grin Green International. Since the pandemic, they have been focusing on creating artwork while also using their social media platforms to find solutions to problems certain people may be undergoing. Grin Green International has made it a number-one priority to use this pandemic as an opportunity to develop our community.

Find out more and get involved via Grin Green International's Instagram, Facebook page and website at these links: www.facebook.com/gringreenintl/     www.instagram.com/gringreenintl     www.gringreen.org/

Nanticha (lynn)

Ocharoenchai  featured on episode 5

founder, climate strike thailand

Nanticha Ocharoenchai works both as an environmental writer-storyteller and also as the founder of Climate Strike Thailand. Her enthusiasm and dedication, along with her passion for the environment, allowed her to host the first ever climate strike in Thailand, inspired by the Friday’s For Future march by Greta Thunberg. Find out more about Lynn's work and Climate Strike Thailand at www.facebook.com/climatestrikethailand/.

 
 

JOIN THE DISCUSSION!

Voice your thoughts and discuss about these important topics with others at our podcast-specific discussion forums!

 

MEET OUR TEAM

Prima (Prim)

Pupornchai

Advisor

Natnisha Ahuja

Advisor

Premmika (Sanfran) 

Taechavarangkul

Advisor

STUDENT COORDINATORS

BHuMIKORN (BHU)

KONGTAVEELERT

Event Coordinator

FRANCESCA BINNEY

Topic Curator:

Waste Management

NATASHA (TASHA)

TABBUSH

Topic Curator:

Waste Management

RUBY SONG

Topic Curator:

Air Quality

UDAY SAIHGaL

Topic Curator:

Air Quality

ISABEL NGUYEN

Topic Curator:

Energy Conservation & Accessibility

PETRA

PONGSUDHIRAK

Topic Curator:

Energy Conservation & Accessibility

CHIKAGE (CHIKA)

TOMITA

Topic Curator:

Advocacy During Lockdown

HYO WON (ANICA)

KIM

Topic Curator:

Advocacy During Lockdown

LAUREN STORAH

Topic Curator:

Medical Waste

PATPORN (PAT)

TAEDULLAYASATIT

Topic Curator:

Medical Waste

CATERINA (CAT)

BENDI

Topic Curator:

Medical Waste

CHAMA (THANE)

KUANSONGTHAM

Topic Curator:

Medical Waste

WIT (NAMO)

JENSUKSAP

Case Director

CREATIVE TEAM

REMIKA (REMIE)

SIRIKULTHADA

Coordinator,

Creative Team

PAKIN (ALEC)

KORAPINTANONT

Coordinator,

Creative Team

PENPITCHA (MO)

YANYONG

Coordinator,

Creative Team

KELLY-ANN TAN

Web Designer

MONTAKARN (MO)

PORNPATTANASAWAI

Visual Graphics Designer

SASAMON (ANGIE)

ANGSATIKUL

Visual Graphics Designer

PARANUT (BOEING)

PRAPASANOBOL

Visual Graphics Designer

TATTEERA (TAT)

SRETHBHAKDI

Visual Graphics Designer

 

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