Hello Monday! Received this bagful of Unilever goodies a few weeks ago. The first thing I noticed is the bag’s made from recycled Sunsilk sachets and the little notes attached to some of the Unilever products.
One of the very first few things we learned when we started school was how to reuse, reduce and recycle in order to help our environment. By doing these three Rs, we do our part everyday in reducing environmental waste impact, but we can only do so much as individual citizens. What we need are innovations and more ways to help our environment through sustainable living. That’s why Unilever is once again inviting young people to come up with practical and innovative solutions to some of the world’s biggest sustainability challenges and enter them in the Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards (USL YEA).
Open to anyone aged 30 or under, Unilever is looking for scalable and sustainable products, services or applications that reduce environmental impact, improve health, and well-being or enhance livelihoods, through changes in practices or behaviours.
The Awards, in partnership with the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), and in collaboration with Ashoka, will offer seven young people a total of more than PhP12 million in financial support and individually tailored mentoring. The overall winner will also receive the prestigious HRH The Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize.
The USL YEA is hosted online at Ashoka Changemakers, a community that connects social entrepreneurs around the globe to share ideas, inspire, and mentor each other.
If you or someone you know has a great idea, product, service or application that can help change the behaviour of sustainable living then go join and apply here: www.changemakers.com/sustliving2014. Applications are now open, and must be submitted by the closing date of 12 midnight on August 1, 2014. Finalists will be announced late October 2014, with the Cambridge accelerator workshop and final judging in January 2015.
Sustainable living is what we need in a growing population. Reducing our carbon footprint through alternate methods when it comes to transportation, energy consumption and diet is the best thing we can do to minimize the use of the Earth’s natural resources. Let’s try and do our part to incorporate sustainable living in our daily lives not only for our benefit but also for the future generation. I really hope you young folks join. I’ll be rooting for Team Philippines to win. Good luck! 🙂