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Youth Innovation Challenge

Social Entrepreneurship for Environmental Sustainability!

What is the CEC’s Youth Innovation Challenge? 
The 2020 Youth Innovation Challenge hosted by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation invites North American youth aged 18 to 30 to propose innovative solutions to address environmental challenges and opportunities for communities in Canada, Mexico and the United States.

What is the theme of this year’s challenge?
This 4th annual challenge focuses on social entrepreneurship for environmental sustainability.

Why should you join the challenge?
Should you win, you will:

  • Receive CAD $5,000 in seed funding
  • Present your innovative solution to North America’s top environmental officials at the CEC’s Council Session in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on 25 & 26 June, 2020
  • Visit an innovation center at an academic institution in North America in collaboration with the CEC EcoInnovation Network
Social Entrepreneurship for Environmental Sustainability!

Winners of the 2020 CEC Youth Innovation Challenge Announced

Social Entrepreneurship for Environmental Sustainability!

Bruized

Monique Chan

Bruized is a women-run food enterprise created from a passion project to combat food waste through education and yummy eats.

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Social Entrepreneurship for Environmental Sustainability!

NoPlastic

Karime Guillen

NoPlastic is an innovative 100% biodegradable compostable bioplastic, based on Nopal cactus, agro-industrial fruit waste including peels and leaves, as well as natural additives.

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Social Entrepreneurship for Environmental Sustainability!

Rebundle

Ciara May

Rebundle is a plant-based synthetic hair brand that eliminates skin rashes and single-use waste.

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Other Challenges

For more information, contact:

Bhan Gatkuoth

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

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