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Opportunity to Win a Trip to the Arctic Valued at Approx $10,000!

3-06-2010 by admin

Opportunity to Win a Trip to the Arctic Valued at Approx $10,000!

Are you a high school student who has done great things to help protect the environment at your school or in your community? Would you like to learn more about the impact we are having on the planet in one of the world’s greatest classrooms? Apply by Sunday, June 6th, 2010 for your chance to win a spot on an educational expedition to the Canadian Arctic this August, courtesy of Brita!

Brita is thrilled to announce the return of its Eco-Challenge Student Grant Program. They are looking for three of Canada’s most promising young environmentalists to send on a life-changing educational expedition to the Canadian Arctic with the award-winning organization Students on Ice this August.

If you are selected, you’ll join explorer Geoff Green and his team from the award-winning organization Students on Ice on an educational expedition to the Arctic. There, you’ll learn about climate change, environmental degradation, flora & fauna, glaciology, and much more with leading researchers, experts and scientists in one of the world’s greatest classrooms. You’ll experience nature in ways you may have only dreamed of, and you will learn to see the planet with new perspectives as you are introduced to Inuit culture, and make new connections with the natural world.

To apply, you’ll need to go to FilterForGood.ca and either submit a short essay of 500 – 1000 words, or a short 2 – 4 minute video explaining what you’re doing in your community to help protect the environment and why you should be the next student explorer in the Arctic! The deadline for submission is 11:59pm EST, on Sunday, June 6th, 2010. In order to qualify, you must be a student who will be attending high school as of September 2010. Don’t wait – get your application in today!

For more information about the program, testimonials, and videos featuring last year’s Eco-Challenge grant recipients, please visit Filter For Good.