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Change the world and win £500: take WWF’s Eco Challenge

Wednesday 3 February 2016 Green Zone

Have you got an idea that would improve sustainability on your campus? This is your chance to make it happen.

Students have always been at the forefront of innovation and creativity, and university campuses have seen a huge growth in exciting sustainability projects in recent years.

WWF are now offering the chance to help bring new sustainability solutions to life.

In the build up to Earth Hour on 19 March, they have teamed up with People’s Postcode Lottery to launch Eco Challenge.

They are on the lookout for innovative ideas that can contribute to making environmentally friendly communities.

Whether it’s a way to encourage recycling on campus or to source local fruit and veg, they want to hear from you.

Winning entries will receive £500 towards implementing their ideas, as well as an invite to an exclusive Earth Hour event.

WWFUK spokesperson Jennifer Clements said: “Every year Earth Hour helps to put the spotlight on the issues facing the planet to remind us that, together, we have the power to make change happen…We want to hear what you would design to make your university more sustainable.”

To enter the Eco Challenge you simply need to create a diagram, 30 second video, or 250 word explanation that answers the following questions:

  1. What is your idea/creation and how does it work?
  2. How do you believe it will make your campus more sustainable?

Entries are due by 22 February and more information can be found here