Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Volvo Adventure in Göteberg, Sweden

The Volvo Adventure - in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme - is an educational programme that rewards environmental activities and the decision-makers of the future.  Young, environmentally-conscious schoolchildren from around the globe competed at the 10th annual event of its kind in Göteberg, Sweden, on the 8th of June 2011 to seek recognition and support for their life-changing ideas. The top three winners are:
1st prize- We DODGE (US $10,000)
The Chinese team an awareness campaiign to ifluence people to change their habits of using disposable chopsticks.

2nd prize- Think Globally, Eat Locally (US $6,000)
The UK team launched a campaign to educate children about the negative effects of importing out-of-season foods.

3rd prize- Every Step Counts! (US $4,000)
The Malaysian team conducted 10 elaborately planned activiteis that resulted in lowering CO2 emissions.

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