19 year old Anna Golden from Galway created an animation to explain ‘Zero Waste’. She is one of 20 shortlisted in the UN Climate Change Youth Video Competition. 

The Competition

This competition aims to highlight climate action being taken by youth aged 18-30 by videos. The judging panel includes representatives from a number of UN environment and climate committees. The videos are judged on the basis of content, innovation, originality, impact and technical expertise.


“I am delighted to have been shortlisted by the judges in this global UN competition”, Anna says.

Anna spent last year studying Art & Design in France. In September, she has started studying Maths & Economics in NUIG. Anna has a keen interest in environmental issues with a passion for reducing waste.

She started ‘zero waste’, which resulted in her reducing her landfill waste by 90%. Anna looked to see how she could use her knowledge in animation to create more awareness about the impact of the competition habits on the environment.

Your Vote Counts

The second stage of the competition is the public voting. The video with the most views by 28th October will win.

Anna says, “I believe ‘Zero Waste’ is a really tangible thing people can do to help protect our environment and I think the video explains it in a really succinct, engaging way”.

By Aoife Crilly