(TORONTO) May 12, 2022 – Students at Lambton College have been named the 2022 Scotiabank Climate Action Challenge National Champion. The team was selected by Canada’s largest experiential learning platform, Enactus Canada, and program supporter Scotiabank.
Project One Circle aims to address food security concerns in First Nations communities by implementing greenhouses, aquaponics facilities, and food forests. The project has created a new source of revenue and sustainable food source for over 7,000 people and is on track to save over 2.4 million litres of water and divert 700 metric tonnes of GHG emissions in the next 12 months.
“Enactus students embrace the reality that we all have a part to play when it comes to climate change,” said Nicole Almond, President of Enactus Canada. “Thanks to their efforts, we can enjoy a cleaner tomorrow.”
“We all have an important role to play in the transition to a low-carbon, more resilient and prosperous future,” said Maria Saros, Vice President and Global Head Social Impact at Scotiabank. “The efforts of the Enactus Lambton team demonstrate the importance of climate action, empowerment and positive change from Canada’s future leaders. Scotiabank is impressed by all of the submissions, and especially proud of everything Enactus Lambton has accomplished. We know this is only the beginning of the incredible things they will continue to achieve in this important space.”
The Scotiabank Climate Action Challenge empowers post-secondary students to develop and deliver projects that teach viable solutions to relevant environmental issues. Since 2009, 12,489 Enactus students have helped conserve 641,860,671 litres of water, divert 251,008 tonnes of waste, and introduce 11,338 organizations to green business practices.
Student teams demonstrated the impact of their financial education projects to panels of business executives as part of the Enactus Canada National Exposition.
The Enactus Canada National Exposition unites hundreds of 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 competition updates and results, visit nationals.enactus.ca.
ABOUT ENACTUS CANADA: Enactus Canada, a national charity and the country’s largest post-secondary experiential learning platform, is shaping entrepreneurial leaders who are passionate about advancing the economic, social and environmental health of Canada. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, more than 3,000 post-secondary students led 232 community empowerment projects and business ventures last year in communities coast to coast, directly impacting over 21,000 lives.
As a global network of 35 countries, Enactus uses the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. For more information, visit enactus.ca.
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