APU students in the Environmental Science class this summer were recognized at the Youth for VEF Challenge organized by the Vienna Energy Forum 2021 (VEF 2021). The students were asked to identify the energy issues in their local community and describe how the solutions would change their community. The students could submit their works in forms of graphic designs, short films/documentaries or creative writings. Our APU-ers were highly praised by the experts, and won several recognitions as listed below:
– Phan Ngoc The Vy – Viggo: Runner-up for Graphic Design category
– Dinh Kim Ly – Rachel: Special Mention for Short film/Documentary category
– Nguyen Phuong Thanh – Tina: Special Mention for Graphic Design category
– Truong Thi Hien Anh – Tina: Special Mention for Graphic Design category
The Vienna Energy Forum (VEF), established in 2008, brings together leading experts, senior government representatives, and practitioners from all over the world to discuss practical solutions to sustainable development in the energy sector and the global climate actions. The Youth for VEF Challenge is a youth-focused multi-national competition organized by VEF, and is supported by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). This competition requires Gen-Z participants to identify the energy problems in their local community and provide solutions to those challenges.
Participating in the event this year, our APU students brought many interesting perspectives on the energy issues that they observe daily. They effectively illustrated the issues and sent a strong message through their creative works. In addition to receiving recognitions from the organizer, our talented students and their works were featured at the 3-day Vienna Energy Forum 2021 from the 5th to 7th July.