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UDaily: DENIN video competition encourages students to "be the change"

Leading by example can be a catalyst for progress, which is why “Be the Change” is the theme for the fourth annual student video competition sponsored by the Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN). The DENIN Ambassadors student group is organizing the contest during the month of April — Earth Month at UD. This year, the competition will be a social media event, and all UD undergraduate students are invited to participate.

To enter, students are asked to create a short video up to 30 seconds long depicting an action or actions they have taken to make their daily lives more environmentally sustainable and to serve as an example for others.

DENIN Ambassadors co-chair Marisa Andreazza explains the new approach to this year’s contest.

“In the past, we’ve required students to create a five- to 10-minute film, but I think that this year’s 30-second limit enables students to be more succinct and creative,” she says. “We hope that students will demonstrate actions that they’ve taken to become more sustainable within an area of concern that is particularly meaningful to them.”