It’s a national competition for young people from across the country to learn more about the benefits of renewable energy.
Young Jamaicans between the ages of 12 and 26 are challenged to design a creative project (a song, a story, a movie, an artwork, anything!) to inspire their community to recognize the benefits of solar energy:
Some possible projects could include:
- Designing a solar art project that inspires your community
- Creating a guide to solar energy projects in your area
- Writing and singing a catchy and informative song that could be played on the radio
- Animating a short video to be spread through social media
- Writing an essay or editorial on how your community can benefit from renewable energy
- Writing and performing a short skit or play about solar energy in Jamaica
- Or anything else you can think of!
Some points you may wish to consider:
- How much money can be saved in your community by using solar?
- How can solar create jobs for Jamaica?
- How will Jamaicans benefit from solar energy?
- What is Jamaica already doing with renewable energy?
- How have other islands in the Caribbean used solar? What can Jamaica learn and what can it teach?
- In addition to cutting carbon emissions, what are the environmental benefits of solar energy?
- How did Jamaica traditionally generate its electricity?
Winning projects will be those that demonstrate creativity and an ability to educate people about the benefits of renewable energy for Jamaica.
Visit the Solar Head of State website to learn more about the Jamaica Community Solar Challenge, and to find out how to enter. The submission deadline is April 30, 2018.