Winners will be awarded £500 each and an exclusive invitation
In the run up to Earth Hour on 19th March, WWF and People’s Postcode Lottery have launched a nationwide search to find ingenious sustainable ideas that could make your neighbourhood, workplace or school more environmentally friendly.
WWF’s Eco Challenge invites people to think outside the box and design an innovative solution to reduce the pressures put on our planet. From a revolutionary scheme to reduce waste at work to a concept that will help source food sustainably in your local community; the possibilities are endless.
The new competition is part of Earth Hour, which takes place at 8.30pm on Saturday 19th March. The global event inspires hundreds of millions of people and landmarks, including Big Ben, Times Square and the Taj Mahal to switch off their lights for one hour. For many the symbolic event is a catalyst for change, with 84% of those who took part in Earth Hour 2015 feeling inspired to do more to help protect the planet.
Jennifer Clements, spokesperson for WWF-UK said: “Every year Earth Hour helps to put the spotlight on the issues facing the planet to remind us that, together, we have the power to make change happen. During the hour, many people start to think about small lifestyle changes that would have a big impact on the future of our planet. This year we want to kick start these changes and challenge the nation to think big. We want to hear what you would design to make your neighbourhood, workplace, school or university more sustainable.”
To enter WWF’s Eco Challenge, simply submit your pioneering idea or creation to help make one of the three categories below more environmentally friendly:
· Your Neighbourhood
· Your School/ University
· Your Workplace
The best entry in each category will win £500 to put towards their eco-idea, as well as an invitation to an exclusive Earth Hour event.
Clara Govier, Head of Charities at People’s Postcode Lottery, said: “From recycling our waste to switching off the lights, we can all make small lifestyle changes that have a positive impact on our planet. But what if we all took a moment to think bigger – could your idea change the world? We’re proud that our players are once again supporting this year’s Earth Hour and we can’t wait to hear your innovative ideas that will help protect the future of the planet.”
To find out more and how to enter please visit: earthhour.wwf.org.uk