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Eco-Challenge Student Grant Program

13-05-2009 by admin

Eco-Challenge Student Grant Program

Are you a high school student that has demonstrated exceptional leadership in environmental stewardship?

If so, you could win one of three spots on an educational expedition to the Arctic this July with the award-winning organization Students on Ice. There, you’ll learn about climate change and environmental degradation with leading researchers and scientists in one of the world’s greatest classrooms. You’ll experience nature in ways you’ve only dreamed and will see the planet with new perspectives as you are introduced to Inuit culture, and make connections with the natural world.

Get your application in by June 7 to make sure you don’t miss your opportunity to get on the boat!

Visit today to learn more about the Eco-Challenge student grant program and to apply.

As part of its 2009 FilterForGood campaign, Brita has partnered with the award-winning organization Students on Ice to launch the FilterForGood Eco-Challenge Student Grant Program. Through this program, Brita will send three of Canada’s most promising young environmentalists on a life-changing educational expedition to the Arctic with this July.

How the program works

To apply, visit and submit a 2-4 minute video that showcases your leadership and what you are doing in your community to help protect the environment. Don’t forget to tell us why you think you would benefit from an Arctic expedition.

The top 10-12 entrants will be notified that they must submit a nomination form from either a current teacher or an environmental organization with which they are involved in order to proceed in the evaluation process as a “finalist”.

Finalists will participate in a short telephone interview with our judging panel on June 22, 2009. Judges include:
•Geoff Green – Executive Director, Students on Ice
•Seamus O’Regan – co-host of Canada AM and board member of WWF Canada
•Rick Boychuk – Former Editor, Canadian Geographic
•Dr. David Gray – Arctic Scientist and Filmmaker
•Dr. Mark Graham – Director of Research, Canadian Museum of Nature
•Mary Simon – President, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK)

We’ll let grant recipients know by July 3, 2009 if they should start packing their bags.

About FilterForGood is an online destination where Canadians can learn more about the negative impacts of bottled water and take a pledge to reduce their consumption of bottled water. Since FilterForGood first launched in April 2008, thousands of Canadians have already pledged to reduce their bottled water intake by more than an estimated 12 million bottles. To learn more, visit