And the winners of our Photo Competition 2023 are....
1st prize: Belén Mancilla Saldias, Universidad de Huelva, Spain
For me, sustainability is contributing as a citizen looking for a better environment, regardless of age, sex or origin. It is having a place where we live, wanting to take care of it and protect it. My photography represents daily contributions, which anyone can make without much effort, since both individual and collective actions count in contributing to a better and sustainable world.
2nd prize: Kateryna Vasylieva, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic
For me, sustainability is associated with recycling and sustainable development. I firmly believe that our consumption-oriented society needs huge improvement and regulation. The responsibility of recycling is handed over to the end-consumer, not to the manufacturers who produce tons of disposable packaging that pollute our planet. I strongly advocate for closed-loop supply chains, with producers who admit their role in ensuring no-waste environment and governments who develop policies that effectively regulate the issue of waste recycling. The severity of the problem varies depending on the advancement of economies, with developing countries having less efficient waste-disposal systems and state control.
The future we all share depends on every single person's attitude toward sustainable development, and for me, it lies in recycling. I believe the rules of the game have to be re-established. There is a desperate need to put recycling on the same level as consumption: it must be as easy, straightforward, and fast as making a purchase".
The pictures show the recycling plant, with the waste being sorted and prepared for further processing
3rd prize: Anja Lehnertz, HWG Ludwigshafen
Hebammen begleiten Familien in einer Umbruchzeit und haben die Chance, dass Denken zum Thema "Nachhaltigkeit" auf vielen Ebenen (Gesundheit, Ernährung, Baustoffe, Pflege, Ökologie, uvm.) den Familien. Investitionen in Hebammen sind Chancen für mehr Nachhaltigkeit.
Quelle: Nationale Stillstrategie/ICM Strategiepapier