Up for a Challenge?

Submitted on Thu, October 25, 2012

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Up for a Challenge?

The Lexus Eco Challenge is a life-changing opportunity for teens (in grades 6-12) across the nation to make a difference in the environmental health of our planet, one community at a time. Middle and high school students across the county can participate in either or both of the two initial challenges addressing environmental issues related to land, water, air and climate. Teams must define an issue, make a plan to address the issue, implement the plan, and report on the results.
Up to 16 teams in each challenge will win $10,000 in grants and scholarships! All the winning teams will be invited to participate in the Final Challenge for a chance to win one of two $30,000 grand prizes. In all, $500,000 in scholarships and grants will be awarded. 

First Up: The Land & Water Challenge! 

Topics include:
•    Landfills, Waste Management, and Recycling
•    Forest Destruction/Deforestation or Desertification
•    Endangered Species and Loss of Biodiversity
•    Water Conservation and Fresh Water Shortages
•    Shrinking Wetlands and Aquatic Habitats
•    Threats to the World's Waterways and Oceans (e.g. poorly managed fishing, pollution, coastal tourism and development, and shipping)

Registration Opens: September 24, 2012
Deadline: October 29, 2012

To learn more click here