Prize: 1 x €500 and 4 x €100
Deadline: 5pm GMT Sunday January 5th 2014
End Ecocide has extended its international competition for a 2-minute video until January 5th. The excellent entries we’ve received so far are being uploaded to our site and social media, to boost the initiative. There will be a prize of €500 going to the winner and 4 prizes of €100 going to 4 runners-up.
End Ecocide in Europe is a grass-roots initiative aimed at protecting ecosystems on which we all depend for life. We can achieve that by making severe cases of environmental destruction a crime for which those responsible can be held accountable. This crime has a name: Ecocide.
Ecocide is defined as the « extensive damage to, destruction of or loss of ecosystems of a given territory ». This includes such diverse activities as open cast mining, deforestation, nuclear accidents, oil spills, fracking, bee colony collapse, biodiversity loss and extinction of species. We hope that by making these activates illegal, the money currently flowing into the destruction of our environment will fund non-ecocidal activities, and a new sustainable and low-carbon economy.