Youth Innovation Challenge

Be our Leaders and Innovators Today!

North American youth aged 18 to 30 are invited to enter the Commission for Environmental Cooperation’s (CEC) innovation challenge to compete for C$5,000 in seed funding and a chance
to personally present their idea to North America’s top environmental officials at the 2019 CEC Council Session in Mexico City.

Three winning projects were selected by a panel of judges consisting of government officials from Canada, Mexico and the United States.

Be our Leaders and Innovators Today! - Poster for the 2019 Youth Innovation Challenge

Winners of the 2019 CEC Youth Innovation Challenge Announced

Be our Leaders and Innovators Today! - Poster for the 2019 Youth Innovation Challenge

IXIM - Using your waste to create change!

Daniel Gonzalez and Noor-ur-Rahman Shaikh

Imagine that your bricks, interior walls of any space and furniture are made from corn stem, rice husk or beans pod.

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Be our Leaders and Innovators Today! - Poster for the 2019 Youth Innovation Challenge

Daniel Luna López, Omar Venancio Sánchez Animas, and Andrés Gutiérrez Castillo

Animal nutrition through transformation of organic waste

It is estimated that in Mexico 105 thousand tons of organic waste are generated daily, of these only 11% are given an adequate use.

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Be our Leaders and Innovators Today! - Poster for the 2019 Youth Innovation Challenge

A non-chemical alternative to pesticides for strawberry farms

Adam Stager, Ray Zayas, and Vishnu Somasundaram

More pesticides are used on strawberries than any other produce. With an average of 22 pesticide residues remaining when you buy strawberries in the market, it's no surprise that they are number one on the Dirty Dozen.

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For more information, contact:

Bhan Gatkuoth
Coordinator, Diverse and Inclusive Outreach and Engagement
(514) 350-4324

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