Category: Essay Contest 2009

And The Winners Are…

Image of the Earthzine Logo Student Essay Competition LogoThe 2009 Student Essay Competition Sustainability through Earth Observation and Engineering is pleased to announce the winners:
First Place $500 to David Tshimba, Uganda Martyrs University, Kampala, Uganda for
“By Trying to Solve a Problem, Human Beings Have Now Created a New Issue”
Second Place $250 to Sulaiman Tejan Jalloh, Institute of Advanced Management and Technology, Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa for
“Agriculture”
Third Place $150 to Benjamin-Axel Mugema, Uganda Martyrs University, Kampala, Uganda for
“Sustainability: From Modernity to Humanity”
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First Place: David Tshimba’s “By Trying to Solve a Problem, Human Beings Have Now Created a New Issue”

Image of Uganda Martyrs University's logoDavid Tshimba of Uganda Martyrs University takes a critical look at sustainability in modern society and how the Green Revolution has altered humans’ impacts on the environment in light of the interrelatedness of the slew of environmental issues facing humanity.

Second Place: Sulaiman Tejan Jalloh’s “Agriculture”

Image of Institute of Advanced Management and Technology's logoIn their submission to Earthzine’s 2009 Student Essay Competition, Sulaiman Tejan Jalloh of Sierra Leone’s Institute of Advanced Management and Technology discusses the negative environmental effects of traditional slash-and-burn agriculture and presents alternatives aim to reduce human’s impact on the environment.

Third Place: Benjamin-Axel Mugema’s “Sustainability: From Modernity to Humanity”

Image of Uganda Martyrs University's logoIn his contest essay, Benjamin-Axel Mugema of Uganda’s Martyrs University explores humankind’s negative impact on the environment since the Industrial Revolution and how sustainability can lighten our toll on the natural environment while simultaneously improving life for people around the world.

Sulaiman Tejan Jalloh’s “Seawater Agriculture”

Image of Institute of Advanced Management and Technology's logoIn their second Earthzine 2009 Student Essay Contest submission, Sulaiman Tejan Jalloh tackles the issue of population growth and food production by proposing seawater agriculture – producing edible food using saltwater – as a means of augmenting the current food supply.

Victor Sunday and Onyemachi Praise K. C.’s “Environmental Monitoring, Mapping and Protection of Erosion Site in Parts of South Eastern Nigeria: A Case Study of Umuahia in Abia State”

University of Port Harcourt logoVictor Sunday and Onyemachi Praise K. C. from Nigeria’s University of Port Harcourt present an essay for Earthzine’s 2009 Student Essay Contest in which they explain the detrimental effects of erosion in southeast Nigeria, and how environmental monitoring, mapping and protection of erosion sites in the zone has risen awareness and helped prevent future problems.

Smart Energy Management for Households

Image of University of Toledo's logoUniversity of Toledo’s Soma Shekara Sreenadh Reddy Depuru discusses the financial, technical and political issues surrounding energy production and how adoption of smart energy management techniques could not only conserve massive amounts of energy, but could increase security and efficiency.

Abhinav Kumar Shukla’s Essay

Image of the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology's logoAbhinav Kumar Shukla, from the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology in Kerala, examines resource use and technological advances in modern society and explains the crucial need for a new paradigm in engineering – the paradigm of sustainability.