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Young people’s drawings show the importance of nature in cities

More than 90 children participated in the Interlace Project's photo and drawing competition "The River, the City and I". Children from the project regions in Europe and Latin America were invited to submit drawings and pictures depicting their thoughts and relationships with local rivers. The result is a variety of colourful pictures and photos that depict the strong connection between people and nature as well as the dependence of people on rivers. Individual entries also depict contrasting themes, such as the pollution of rivers. Camila, one of the winners of the competition in the 7-10 years category, said: "I want to see my river without pollution, like my grandparents told me, I want to see the fish and I want it to be a place I can share with my family". A report about the competition with more voices of the children as well as their pictures is available online.

The competition is part of a series of activities within the Interlace project, which is also supported by Climate Alliance. The aim is to creatively engage young people and understand their attitudes towards nature and nature-based solutions.

Read more about the Interlace competition.