Sustainable Campus Competition LIVE! Finalists Announced in Chance to Receive $50K
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Andrea Huggins
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
September 27, 2016 (Philadelphia, PA) - Kimberly-Clark Professional* announced three finalists in the Sustainable Campus Competition LIVE!.
- Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis and Butler University’s Collaboration to Scale Food Waste Collection project
- Oberlin College’s Visualizing Whole-Campus GHGs: Effecting Behavior Change with Real-time Feedback project
- University of Washington’s Digital Bins - An Animated Waste Installation project
“As three institutions get one-step closer to their chance of receiving $50,000, I am excited for the first Sustainable Campus Competition LIVE to take place at the 2016 AASHE Conference & Expo. We are proud to support institutions as they strive to advance sustainability,” said Ben Jarrett, North America Sustainability Leader at Kimberly-Clark Professional*.
226 entrants submitted their best idea in 500 words or less about a campus initiative that is related to energy, waste, food, water or climate change. From there, 20 semi-finalists submitted a 2-minute video and 1-page financial overview of their project. Next, the three finalists will present their project in front of a panel of judges and a live audience at the 2016 AASHE Conference & Expo.
The grand prize winner of $50,000 will be selected on stage during the AASHE Conference & Expo on October 10, 2016 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. For complete contest details, visit the AASHE website.
AASHE empowers higher education administrators, faculty, staff and students to be effective change agents and drivers of sustainability innovation. AASHE enables members to translate information into action by offering essential resources and professional development to a diverse, engaged community of sustainability leaders. We work with and for higher education to ensure that our world's future leaders are motivated and equipped to solve sustainability challenges. For more information, visit www.aashe.org. Follow AASHE on Facebook and Twitter.
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