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Big Green Challenge

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If you’re one of those people who’s prone to lightbulb moments, when a bright idea pops into your head when you least expect it, your time has come. NESTA, the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, has launched the Big Green Challenge, a nationwide competition to come up with innovative ways of reducing CO2 emissions in the community by 60%.

The £1 million prize fund is designed to encourage and reward people working together to develop new approaches to saving energy. So, the competition is only open to organisations or groups of people. These will need to be formally constituted as ‘not-for-profit‘, although newly formed groups can apply for this status later.

Ten finalists will have a year to turn their ideas into action. The winner will be announced in late 2009. The first stage of applications closes at the end of February, so get together and get those thinking caps on.

Individuals can’t enter, so if anyone wants a partner for this challenge please let me know. I give great brainstorm, and I’m so easy to work with 🙂


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