ESO on the lookout for bright environmentalists
The Environment Society of Oman (ESO) is on the lookout for Oman's brightest environmentalists with a talent for expressing themselves.
This week ESO launched a search in the sultanate's colleges and universities to find students with a passion for the environment and for public speaking, to participate in the first Omani public speaking competition with a 'green' theme.
Run in co-ordination with the UAE's Emirates Environmental Group (EEG), the public speaking competition is the Omani round of a wider regional competition which EEG organises on an annual basis, according to a press release.
This is the first time that the competition has been held on a local level, and students in Oman will battle it out for a place in the regional competition, to be held in Dubai.
Participating students must research a topic and prepare a presentation on one of the approved subjects for the competition:
- Every drop matters
- My climate, my responsibility
- Consumerism and its effects on the environment
- Social media and the environment: How far could they go to protect the environment?
Explaining the idea behind the competition, Dima Radwan, project manager at ESO, said, "At ESO one of our main objectives is to raise the level of awareness in our Omani society about environmental issues.
From water conservation to anti-littering and turtle tagging to recycling, these are issues that affect each and every one of us and the more we all know about them, the more we can all do our bit to help.
"Young people are the true voice of a nation. Through the competition we hope that the students will not only learn more on their chosen topics, but that they will encourage positive acti-on within their places of learning, all while building up their public speaking skills."
Open to all undergraduate students enrolled in an Omani college or university and under 23 years of age, students who wish to participate must form a team from their college or university and register with ESO.
Winners will receive a trophy and certificate and an ESO-funded place in the regional competition in Dubai.
The deadline for registration is September 26 and the competition will be held on November 3 and 4. All registration information is available on the ESO website www.eso.org.om .