SCIC 2014 has elected a winner!

2nd September 2014

The Sustainable Campus International Competition (SCIC) gathered more than 120 applicants, from 25 universities in 20 countries worldwide around a communal goal in 2014: make a sustainable impact in their environment. Along with the judge panel, SCIC is pleased to announce the winning team, amongst three finalists who defended their project during the final round on August 26th.

During their mandate, students worldwide were able to transform their academic learning into real world actions and impacts. While designing and applying a tool, system or practise that addressed sustainability issues relevant to their campus, students are asked to develop a project they could implement within their community within one academic year.  The strongest projects were able to forecast and present tangible impacts to the jury panel during the final round of the competition.

Without further delay, our jury panel presided by Iain Patton, Chief Executive Officer at Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges, has chosen the winning team who will also be attributed a $CAN 3,000 investment to turn their project to reality.

Sustainable Campus International Competition’s winner of the 2014 edition is Sparsh, from Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology (NSIT), New Delhi, India.

Mr. Patton summarizes the win, “Judges were unanimous in declaring Sparsh the winner of this year’s competition. E-waste is a problem for us all but at the Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology we see pioneering and innovative leadership to tackle the problem head-on. Not only are the social and environmental benefits of this concept huge, the Sparsh team presented a solid and appealing business case which could well be the start of a whole new enterprise in India.”

The three finalists brilliantly debated their sustainable vision through their projects, however Sparsh took the final prize home by presenting an initiative to set the base of smart e-waste recycling. The other two finalist teams MacEwan University, from Canada, and Walk your Kingston, from the United Kingdom, both presented quality projects in the final round: one to sale gently-used school supplies, home furnishings, clothing and electronics to new students and the latter to promote walking within the Kingston community.

The Sustainable Campus International Competition would like to thank all participants of the 2014 edition as well as the jury panel. We hope that your sustainable projects will be pursued, in order to realize the positive impacts for your campus and community in the future to come.

Find out more about the Sustainable Campus International Competition 
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