Six finalists have been selected for the 2018 Sustainability Prize at EARTH University.
The results are as follows:
Finalist #1: Elia Romero and María Nohelia Rojas, “CUÑATAI: Aggregate value of harvests by low-income women in rural Bolivia”
Finalist #2: Raphaël Loubert and Mariana da Cruz Albertazzi, “Poultry production associated with an agroforestry system”
Finalist #3: Maddalena Bettonni and Darling Blanco, “INSPIRA: Corporate Social Responsibility model”
Finalist #4: Marc Présumé, “Desalination of sea water for agricultural uses”
Finalist #5: Noemi Vásquez Bajurdo, “Creation of a microenterprise of coffee products”
Finalist #6: Franco Gustave and Sharpton Budji Toussaint, “Kore Ti Plante: Production of compost with organic waste generated by the families of Ouanaminthe”
Congratulations to all the participants for their entrepreneurial efforts, especially those that made it through to the final. They will be entitled to financing for realization of the project prototype. In the next year, they will refine this idea and present it in the “Finals” for The Sustainability Prize. This $10,000 prize has been sponsored by The Sustainability Laboratory since 2009, in recognition of the graduation project that best incorporates The Lab’s “Five Core Principles of Sustainability.”
Best of luck to you all!