Saving the Planet: The competition
Stories featured in Saving the Planet were selected from an open, Asia-wide competition held in early 2007. It attracted several dozen entries.
To be eligible, projects had to be located in any one of the 21 developing countries in the sub-regions of East Asia, South Asia and Southeast Asia. At least one year’s implementation was required. Projects managed by public as well as private entities were all eligible, as long as their primary focus was in Education for Sustainable Development, as defined by UNESCO.
All eligible entries were assessed by an international selection panel drawn from different parts of the Asian region, and representing a diversity of backgrounds and professions.