(TORONTO) 18 May 2020 – Students at Wilfrid Laurier University launched a social enterprise that employs adults with developmental disabilities to develop package-free, single-use sustainable toiletry products for hotels and consumers.
Their efforts were recognized on May 15 through the 2020 Virtual Enactus Canada National Exposition Opening Ceremony, where Wilfrid Laurier – Waterloo won the award for the 3M Canada Project Accelerator Best Project for EarthSuds.
The Enactus Laurier team currently has two hotel pilots running, enabling the distribution of over 400 EarthSuds samples.
“3M Canada is committed to supporting education and community programs that address social and environmental issues across Canada,” says Penny Wise, President of 3M Canada. “Through our partnership with Enactus, we are honoured to support the next generation of socially responsible community innovators and business leaders.”
The 3M Canada Project Accelerator is designed to empower Enactus teams with the resources needed to identify, create and deliver truly innovative projects that address the specific and unique needs and opportunities in their communities.
The 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.
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 267 community empowerment projects and business ventures last year in communities coast to coast, directly impacting over 50,000 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 3M: At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. With $30 billion in sales, our 90,000 employees connect with customers all around the world. Established in 1951, 3M Canada was one of the first international subsidiaries opened by 3M with the head office and original manufacturing site in London, Ontario where approximately 800 of the company’s 1,800 employees work. Learn more about how 3M is applying science to life at www.3M.ca or on Twitter @3MCanada.
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