Student team takes home national title for their work changing farming practices in Zambia.
CALGARY, AB (April 29, 2014) – Lambton College has been named the 2014 Scotiabank EcoLiving Green Challenge National Champion by this country’s largest student leadership development organization, Enactus Canada, and proud supporter Scotiabank. The national competition took place at the 2014 Enactus Canada National Exposition in Calgary.
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.
“It is clear from the quality of projects submitted at this year’s competition that youth are leading the way toward a greener future in Canada,” said Kaz Flinn, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility for Scotiabank. “Initiatives like this one encourage all of us to begin thinking about sustainable solutions that will benefit ourselves, our families and the communities we call home. Scotiabank is proud to once again be supporting Enactus Canada as part of our environmental program, Scotiabank EcoLiving.”
The Scotiabank EcoLiving Green Challenge is a national competition empowering post-secondary students to develop and deliver projects that teach others viable solutions to relevant environmental issues. The Enactus team from Lambton College embodied the values of environmental awareness and responsibility to win this challenge by empowering a village in Zambia to be their own environmental champions.
“Enactus Lambton is dedicated to sustainability and enabling environmental progress,” says Nicole Almond, Enactus Canada president. “Enactus Canada is inspired by the ingenuity of our students, who will undoubtedly continue to empower others to become more environmentally responsible.”
The 2014 Enactus Canada National Exposition welcomed more than 1,200 delegates including the country’s brightest university and college students, academic professionals and top Canadian CEOs to enable progress by supporting entrepreneurial action through competition, recognition and education.
For news throughout the year and competition results during the event, please visit @Enactus_Canada on Twitter.
ABOUT ENACTUS CANADA: Enactus Canada is a community of student, academic and business leaders enabling progress through entrepreneurial action. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, more than 2,300 student leaders create and implement over 350 community empowerment projects and business ventures every year in communities coast to coast. As a global network of 39 countries, Enactus uses the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. For more information, visit enactus.ca.