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The Sea Level Solutions Center within the Institute of Water and Environment hosted the first annual FCI-FIU Climate Challenge Student Video Competition. The competition, created by the Florida Climate Institute (FCI) with whom FIU is a partner university, encouraged school-wide competitions where graduate or undergraduate students create a 2-minute video identifying climate concerns and solutions. FIU-InWE received eight submissions that tackled a multitude of climate problems society faces.

Four experts were present at our competition screening event to evaluate each submission: Tiffany Troxler, Director of the Sea Level Solutions Center and FCI’s FIU Representative; Michael Sukop, Professor in the Department of Earth and Environment and FCI’s FIU Representative; Jessica Foley, Resilience Coordinator for Miami-Dade County-Regulatory and Economic Resources; and Candice Allouch, Communications Director for the Institute of Water and Environment. After a few minutes of deliberation, the judges named two winners and a runner-up:

The runner-up was “Hope Where I Stand” by Lisette Almeida and Carrington Ware.

The winners were “It’s Time to Open Our Eyes” by Manuel Izquierdo and “2-Minute Climate Challenge Student Video Competition” by Carlos Tamayo, Noura Alsarawi, and Mohamed Zaghloul.

Congratulations to the winners and good luck in the state-wide competition!

All of the student submissions can be viewed here.