EARTH STORIES 2008: STORYTELLING COMPETITION
PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAIN HUMAN LIFE
CREATING ENVIRONMENT AWARENESS THROUGH STORYTELLING
An unfolding tragedy in our modern times involves the pursuit of modernisation and economic progress at the expense of the only home we have: our planet Earth. The irony of it all is that humankind’s very own hands contribute to his own home’s destruction. Many of our actions, however small, add to the problem but so does our indifference.
To expose such apathy and to provide a venue where Mother Nature can be celebrated and the subject of sustainable development can be raised are two of the key objectives of this programme. The Singapore International Story Telling Festival 2008 and Acropolis English Centre proudly present “Earth Stories 2008: Storytelling Competition”.
The festival hopes to bring to the fore an appreciation for nature through storytelling, which in turn should convince audiences and participants to start caring for the environment and being mindful of how they can help in protecting it and conserving the resources it offers.
(The Grand Final was held at the Arts House on 28th August 2008.)