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Last Green Entrepreneur Workshop: 31 March 2022

Join our workshop on Succeeding as a Student with a Green Startup. This session will offer tips, tricks and lessons learned from students that are also entrepreneurs who are balancing their entrepreneurship careers and their studies.

The event, hosted by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation’s  EcoInnovation Network and UWaterloo’s Environment @ Entrepreneurship Office, is offered free of charge to entrepreneurs interested in understanding how to integrate sustainability into their business models.

You will hear from young entrepreneurs and leaders from across North America including:

  • Niria Garcia, Director, Thriving Communities and former UNEP Young Champion for the Earth recipient
    • Keynote speaker/Opening remarks
    • Integrating traditional knowledge with new technology
    • Intergenerational mentorship
  • Gregorio Allan Rodríguez Ortiz, Co-Founder Ingenia Concretos
    • Turning ideas into action
    • How to use your studies as a starting point for entrepreneurship
    • Success stories and lessons learned
  • Gabriel Saunders, Founder of Decomp, 2021 Youth Innovation Challenge Winner
    • Turning ideas into action
    • How to use your studies as a starting point for entrepreneurship
    • Success stories and lessons learned

This session will be facilitated by Nick Palaschuk, University of Waterloo Doctoral Candidate, Energy Council of Canada Research Fellow and EcoInnovation Network Youth Ambassador

Some key themes for this session:

  • Turning ideas into action: Advice for students who are eager to address social/environmental issues though entrepreneurship.
  • Resources and opportunities for students as they continue their entrepreneurial journey
  • Success stories and lessons learned from student and youth entrepreneurs
  • Uniqueness of youth and student entrepreneurship

Register now for the Green Entrepreneurship Workshop Series and view the complete agenda here.

Green Entrepreneurship Workshop Series

The last Green Entrepreneurship Workshop in our 2022 series will be held on 31 March from 3:00 to 4:30 pm Eastern Time. The series is free of charge and will be offered in English, French and Spanish. Sign up here!

About the CEC

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) was established in 1994 by the governments of Canada, Mexico and the United States through the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation, a parallel environmental agreement to NAFTA. As of 2020, the CEC is recognized and maintained by the Environmental Cooperation Agreement, in parallel with the new Free Trade Agreement of North America. The CEC brings together a wide range of stakeholders, including the general public, Indigenous people, youth, nongovernmental organizations, academia, and the business sector, to seek solutions to protect North America’s shared environment while supporting sustainable development for the benefit of present and future generations

The CEC is governed and funded equally by the Government of Canada through Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Government of the United States of Mexico through the Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, and the Government of the United States of America through the Environmental Protection Agency.

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