Three TRU students have entered the TD Go Green Challenge. Their video, detailing something I've never heard of and think could totally work, is garnering a large number of votes. I really enjoyed watching their stop motion animated explanation.
More details from Kaitlin Boyd:
I am a TRU student in my last year of my Economics/Political Science degree and have also worked with the TRU Sustainability Department last year. I just wanted to let you know about a group of TRU students (Jeff Hicks, Bonnie Klohn, and myself) that have entered the TD Go Green Challenge, the contest asks students to solve a sustainability challenge facing their school and make a video about it. The prizes are quite substantial..... The first place video will receive $100,000 to support sustainability initiatives at their school, 2nd and 3rd places receive money for their school as well ($20,000 and $15,000), and they are currently voting for the people's choice video, a $2500 prize. We are trying to get as much publicity as possible for the video to raise the profile of TRU and help the video get more votes! Our idea is a program designed to make reusable mugs available to people buying coffee/tea instead of hoping they remember to bring theirs from home everyday to campus.
It would be great to get some Kamloops support for the video!
And here is a description of our idea: The Mug Share Program aims to make re-useable clean mugs accessible on campus. Similar to Bike Share programs, mugs will be shared and circulated freely amongst wash stations beside vendors
Thanks very much for your time, have a great day!