YRE Competition 2022-Video, 19–25 Years-Portugal

Startups with innovative ideas, making the most of the digital transition and promising a better future. This is only a bit of what we can find at Web Summit. But what if we can go further and create startups that challenge themselves to go far beyond the digital transition, working to achieve a climatic revolution too? In this video, there are some examples of how technology can save the world.


Catarina Semedo and Diogo Martins

Lisboa, Portugal



YRE Competition 2022–3rd Place, Video 15–18 Years, Loss of Biodiversity

On the beach, by the river or in the mountains, there is no shortage of walkways for walking or running. It was in the 1980s that the construction of these structures, usually in wood, began in Portugal. The walkways began as a way of protecting the dunes from trampling and preventing erosion. But in recent years, the footbridges have multiplied, following the growing trend of Nature Tourism. The ease of access has meant that they are now regarded mainly as recreational equipment. But what impacts does the construction and use of footbridges have? How can these be minimised?






FootnotesBruna Silva, Cátia Oliveira, Daniela Teixeira, Inês Sousa, Jéssica Costa, Pedro Freitas, Tânia Ribeiro, Teresa Gonçalves



YRE Competition 2022- 2nd Place, Video 15–18 Years, Climate Change, Pollution

Our video, “Digital Pollution”, is related to the Sustainable Development Goal #12, which is “Responsible Consumption and Production”. As our video addresses the issue of digital pollution, while also informing the viewers of its effects, it raises awareness on how to be more responsible when consuming digital media. Additionally, it proposes multiple solutions for this problem of digital pollution and mentions how we can reduce the amount of CO2 emissions as well.

Team: Environmental Guardians

Leader: Julia Cho (Seoul Foreign School)

Members: Kristine Lee (Seoul Scholars International Art and Design), Irene Kim (Seoul Scholars International Art and Design), Peter Lee (Crescenta Valley High School), Junho Choi (St. Johnsbury Academy Jeju)



YRE International

Sharing the winning entries of the Int. Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) Competition and the Litter Less Campaign (LLC) Competition. See www.yre.global