(VANCOUVER) 8 MAY 2019: Students at Lambton College installed solar drip irrigation systems at schools in Zambia, Africa, providing a varied diet to students using clean, solar energy.

Enactus Lambton College has been named the 2019 Scotiabank Environmental Challenge National Champion by this country’s largest student leadership development organization, Enactus Canada, and proud program supporter Scotiabank. The national competition took place at the 2019 Enactus Canada National Exposition in Vancouver.

Enactus Lambton’s drip irrigation system is helping feed 750 children in the 2nd most undernourished country in the world, while also providing access to clean water.

“Every Enactus team that participated in the Scotiabank Environmental Challenge has played an important role in making the world more sustainable,” says Lesly Tayes, Regional Senior Vice President – BC & Yukon, Scotiabank. “Our involvement with Enactus is unique in that it allows us to help young people reach their infinite potential, while also driving measurable environmental change in Canadian and global communities.”

The Scotiabank Environmental Challenge is a national competition empowering post-secondary students to develop and deliver projects that teach others viable solutions to relevant environmental issues. In the last year 1,250 Enactus students delivered over 64 environmental projects.

“We are continually inspired by the innovation Enactus students bring to this challenge,” says Nicole Almond, President of Enactus Canada. “Thank you to Enactus Lambton College and every other team that participated in this competition for the work you’ve done to make our country sustainable for the long-term.”

The 2019 Enactus Canada National Exposition unites 1,500 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 results throughout the event, please follow @Enactus_Canada on Twitter. All event results will also be published on enactus.ca/events/national-exposition.


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 3,400 post-secondary students led 275 community empowerment projects and business ventures last year in communities coast to coast, positively impacting over 28,000 lives.  As a global network of 37 countries, Enactus uses the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. For more information, visit enactus.ca.

ABOUT SCOTIABANK: Scotiabank is Canada’s international bank and a leading financial services provider in the Americas. We are dedicated to helping our more than 25 million customers become better off through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of more than 98,000 employees and assets of over $1 trillion (as at January 31, 2019), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: BNS) and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BNS). For more information, please visit www.scotiabank.com and follow us on Twitter @ScotiabankViews.

Through our five commitments to customers, employees, communities, the environment, and strong corporate governance practices, we aim to create a better future for both society and Scotiabank. We are focused on leveraging our resources, reach, and expertise to drive economic growth, as well as protecting and enhancing our reputation, for all stakeholders and the communities where we operate. For more information on our CSR strategy please visit www.scotiabank.com/csr.


Media Inquiries:
Nicole Almond
Enactus Canada