Enactus - Central Regional 2014-343 TORONTO, ONTARIO (March 17, 2014) – Two post-secondary student teams from Lambton College and Ryerson University have been named 2014 Scotiabank EcoLiving Green Challenge Regional Champions by this country’s largest student leadership development organization, Enactus Canada, and proud program supporter, Scotiabank.

The Scotiabank EcoLiving Green Challenge empowers post-secondary students to develop and deliver projects that teach viable solutions to relevant environmental issues. Since 2010, 2,372 students have helped conserve 23,883,374 litres of water, diverted 2,047,578 pounds of waste and introduced 596 businesses to green business practices.

“We are proud to support this important educational initiative as part of our flagship environmental program, Scotiabank EcoLiving,” said Kaz Flinn, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility for Scotiabank. “Canadians are increasingly interested in reducing their impact on the environment and this challenge speaks to students’ eagerness to develop new and innovative ways to help them do just that. I would like to congratulate this year’s competitors for their efforts and their imaginative projects.”

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The following Enactus student teams from Lambton College and Ryerson University stood out to the judges at the Enactus Canada Regional Exposition – Central Canada on March 14 because of their dedication to tackling tough environmental issues:

The Enactus team at Lambton College was able to train 230 farmers on an innovative and environmentally friendly no-till farming technique through their project, One Seed, which also encouraged solar powered water gathering methods and eliminated 366 tonnes of CO2 emissions.

Enactus Ryerson introduced the carbon free, sustainable business of bee keeping in the village of Dago, Kenya, where 20 hives have produced $6,000 in revenue annually and purchased enough solar panels to produce 25 years of free energy.

“These teams are making a real impact on the long term sustainability of communities through their environmental education projects,” says Nicole Almond, Enactus Canada president. “They are a perfect example of how our high impact, values-driven Enactus student leaders are building a greener Canada.”

These teams will now move on to the national level of competition taking place April 28-30 at the 2014 Enactus Canada National Exposition in Calgary, Alberta.


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