Thursday, January 20th, 2011

8 Student Sustainability Projects Get More Funding


Students visited the University of Guelph to discuss environmental concerns.

Two years ago, The Co-operators Group Limited awarded 13 students a total of $49,685 to pursue sustainable programs on their campuses. Now, 8 of those students will get an additional $34,000 to further their programs.

2009’s IMPACT! Conference brought together 180 Canadian university and college students at the University of Guelph to discuss environmental concerns. Two years later, 8 of the participants are getting more funding.

    • Keleigh Annau of Mount Allison University is getting an additional $5,000 for Lights Out Canada, a project that educates Canadian students about climate change.


    • Alla Guelber of Concordia University is getting $5,000 for the Green Jobs Workshop, a program that provides a venue to share ideas for job creation in the environmental sector.


    • Émanuèle Lapierre-Fortin of the University a Guelph will receive $1,500 for Impact Week on campus in the spring of 2011, which is described as a “one-week carbon cleanse.”


    • Alison McDonald of Trent University was awarded $5,000 to continue working with the Seasoned Spoon Cooperative Café, educating the community about sustainable food systems.


    • Marco Mwenda of Assiniboine Community College will receive $5,000 to support the Marquis Project in Manitoba


    • Ellen Quigley of the University of Saskatchewan will receive $5,000 to work with The City of Saskatoon’s Water Treatment Division to promote tap water, instead of bottled water


  • Eliese Watson of Mount Royal College is getting $5,000 to promote urban bee-keeping as a way of building diverse ecosystems

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Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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