October 6, 2009
Do you have a great idea for a sustainability initiative but lack the money to fund it? Why not enter the Go Green Challenge?
This annual contest, offered by TD Friends of the Environment (FEF), is in its third year of operation and offers Canadian university and college students the opportunity to be recognized and receive funding for a viable sustainability initiative.
The four winning submittals will be recognized for their proposed innovation and receive a prize of $25,000. While there are ‘no strings attached' to the money, it is hoped that the funding will be used to pursue further development and implementation of the winning proposals.
Project winners from last year include submissions from Lakehead University, "Guided Eco Tours Toronto" and the University of New Brunswick "Research & Partnership Opportunities in University Land Development."
The theme of this year's competition is "Reducing Canada's Ecological Footprint". To enter the contest all you need to do is to gather a team of two or more people, along with a Faculty Sponsor, and write a maximum 4,000-word essay explaining how your project idea could reduce the ecological footprint in a Canadian community. You must submit your essay by January 15, 2010 to be eligible to win one of the four $25,000 prizes.
More information about this opportunity is available on the TD Friends of the Environment website.