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Macalester Students Top 5 in Staples Ashoka Youth Social Entrepreneur Competition
July 9, 2009
Macalester Students Elizabeth Foster, Arielle Miwa Oseki Robbins, and Dominkia Seblova were honored at the Staples Ashoka Youth Social Entrepreneur Competition for their work organizing and running the 2009 Minnesota Campus Energy Challenge (MCEC). The Staples Ashoka competition “asks Youth Venture teams, which are made up of students between the ages of 12-24, to explain what course of action they have taken to address a social issue affecting their community. Five finalists are recognized “for their outstanding impact, innovation and potential.” The Minnesota Campus Energy Challenge, first held under a different name in the 2005-2006 academic year, is a month-long competition designed to engage college campuses in energy reduction. The competition is an enjoyable way for individuals and institutions to examine and creatively reduce their impact in context of the global overconsumption and unequal distribution of energy draw. The winning participant of the 2009 MCEC, for heating, electricity, and overall combined energy reduction, was Bemidji State University with a 12% overall reduction in energy use. Organizing for this year’s competition has already begun; schools will begin competing to lower energy use in February.
Click here to view the article: www.genv.net/staplesyv/finalists
Click here to view the award ceremony on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahnSxEO7j1o