SmartPower, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, has launched a nationwide campus search for eco-savvy individuals who will compete in an online video competition to earn the title of America’s Next Eco-Star. The title requires a commitment to energy efficiency and campus sustainability, in addition to strong storytelling and video skills.
Students are nominated by campus sustainability directors — each
director can nominate up to three students, administrators or faculty members — and the nominees can then submit videos through our competition app on Facebook.
- Nominations end October 28th, 2011
- Submissions end December 30th, 2011
- Voting takes place throughout January
- Winner is announced on February 1st, 2012
The ultimate prize includes an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2012 Sustainable Futures Academy at the Salzburg Global Seminar in Austria and a summer fellowship in SmartPower‘s Washington, D.C., office. The winning contestant’s campus sustainability director will receive $1,000 to spend on school sustainability efforts – not to mention complete bragging rights!
For more information about the competition, visit the competition website: www.americasnextecostar.com.