Home to the annual ‘World of 8 Billion’ (previously the ‘World of 7 Billion’) student video contest. The contest challenges students to create a short video that connects human population growth with one other global topic, and offer their idea for a sustainable solution. Thousands of students from around the world participate every year, developing 21st century skills and tackling real-world challenges in the process.
The site offers many teacher-friendly materials and student-friendly resources for support, including a topic briefs, a project organizer, filming tips and more.
Interactive map of world population growth with annotated population "dots," data overlays, and thematic timelines.
Combining environmental and global studies lessons will inspire middle schoolers with real-world connections.
Students consider how today’s personal choices can positively impact the future of local and global communities and the natural environment.
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