Catherine McKenna Speaks at Carleton’s Sustainability Challenge

Student Energy Carleton is hosting the first annual Innovation Jam: Ottawa Sustainability Challenge at Carleton University with keynote speaker Catherine McKenna, federal minister of Environment and Climate Change.

The Innovation Jam is promoting sustainability through youth-led innovation. Students are encouraged to work collaboratively to develop solutions to climate change and sustainability related issues. The best proposal will win $5,000 to develop the idea, which will be implemented by the city.

The event will also feature Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, Councillor David Chernushenko, and Chris Weber, Deloitte’s senior manager on climate change and sustainability.

When: Nov. 9, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.

Where: Fenn Lounge, Residence Commons, Carleton University

Info: Registration is open to the public. You can register here

Media are invited to attend.

About Innovation Jam: Ottawa Sustainability Challenge

Student Energy Carleton developed the Innovation Jam to foster Carleton entrepreneurial drive among students to address sustainability problems in Ottawa. The goal is to transform ideas into action through collaboration.

Any student can make a suggestion and students from diverse disciplines will work on it together, with two hours to develop a proposal. A panel of experts will assess the proposals based on ingenuity, feasibility, necessity and applicability. The winning team will receive $5,000 to use towards their idea and present their proposal for implementation to the City of Ottawa Environment and Climate Protection Committee.

About Student Energy Carleton

Student Energy Carleton is the first Ontario chapter of Student Energy, an international student organization committed to developing the next generation of energy and sustainability leaders. A group of Carleton students founded Student Energy Carleton in December 2016.

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