February 28, 2024

By Lianne Kolirin | CNN

A brown and arid scrubland of a garden shouldn’t be one thing many gardeners would brag about.

However that’s precisely the sort of yard competitors organizers in Sweden had been in search of once they launched the prize for the “World’s Ugliest Garden.”

Individuals from around the globe had been invited to put up footage of their dehydrated grass to social media in a bid to scoop the doubtful accolade.

The intention, in keeping with these behind the venture, was to lift consciousness of “saving water on a worldwide scale by altering the norm for inexperienced lawns.”

The competitors was launched in collaboration with Hollywood actress and environmentalist Shailene Woodley, who referred to as the competition “a wonderful strategy to affect individuals to make use of much less water.”

Lawns, which may require massive quantities of water to take care of, are coming below rising scrutiny as local weather change makes intervals of drought extra frequent and extra intense.

The worldwide initiative was launched on the official web site for Gotland in Sweden. Explaining the rationale on its web site, it mentioned: “Enormous quantities of water are used to water lawns for aesthetics. Because the world will get hotter, water shortage is a rising drawback.”