For the past three years, TreeHugger has partnered with UNEP to host an essay contest and send the winning writers to join TreeHugger and UNEP in covering the World Environment Day festivities around the world. In the past, they have  traveled to Kenya, India and Brazil. WED is an inspiring event that includes participants from around the world and traveling with UNEP is truly an experience of a lifetime.

The contest is now open to submissions! For a chance to win a trip with UNEP & TreeHugger, you’ll be writing two blog posts or essays about food waste. Judging panel and the public will vote on the best entries and a winner will be selected. Start thinking about what you want to write about now!

For information from UNEP on why this theme is so important and how your involvement in the contest will help, read more Treehugger