by Rebecca Carter
Categories: Causes.

mtvU ecomagination challengemtvU and GE are running an Eco College Challenge for undergrad and grad students: come up with innovative and groundbreaking ideas for projects that would make their schools more environmentally responsible.

The team competition will be judged on three areas: Ecology (eco-benefits), Imagination (something cool and unique), and Economics (all about the Benjamins vs. Benefit)

Teams have until December 1st to apply. The entries will be reviewed, and the top 10 ideas will be posted on mtvU’s site on January 15 for public voting. The winning project’s school will receive $25,000 in grants to implement the idea, plus an mtvU Earth Day music festival on their campus. Official Rules.

They are even helping you get started, by providing some project planning advice and more info on key issues such as energy, green building, procurement and waste (each college student produces 640 pounds of waste a year!).

I want to join in on the fun! Let’s see all you students get started!

Via – Gristmill

About Rebecca Carter

Rebecca Carter is the Co-Founder of Ecorazzi. Rebecca was recently featured in the book Hot, Rich, and Green. She is one of 70 eco-achievers featured in Glamour magazine in April 2009, named Best of Green 2010 by Miami Magazine and Best Environmentalist by Miami New Times Best of 2008. She's raising a couple of little boys in Miami and speaks English & Spanish. Find out more at www.RebeccaCarter.net. Follow Rebecca on Twitter: @rebeccacarter

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  • Melanie

    FYI, this site just added features that let you e-mail GE’s environmental experts to ask for advice on campus entries. Could be interesting to see if they’ll answer questions from non-students as well.