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The UN is on the Lookout for Young Environmental Entrepreneurs with a Big Idea for the World’s Future

Do you dare to invent the future?

You’ve chucked your plastic straws, you recycle everything and yet you still have more innovative ideas to help the environment. Once again, UN Environment and Covestro are calling on 18-to-30-year-old eco-warriors to submit their creative solutions to the world’s most pressing environmental challenges. For the past three years, this opportunity has allowed the youth to kick-start their environmental initiatives. 

The UN is on the Lookout for Young Environmental Entrepreneurs

Take the first step and apply for the incredible opportunity to receive $15 000 (about R198 998) in seed funding, $9,000 (about R119 752 ) in communications funding, customised training, participation in a high-level UN meeting and global publicity. Yes, babes, all that cash and opportunity for the good of the environment.

Think you have to be an eco-expert to apply? No ways! This programme is perfect for artists, scientists, economists, communicators and entrepreneurs from all walks of life – with big, bold ideas.

Need some inspo? Find out how you can turn your eco dreams into a reality.

How do I enter?

Applications can be submitted in any of the six UN languages via this portal on the Young Champions website. The deadline for submissions is 31 March 2018. Apply here.

Applications are super-easy. Now is the time to stand up for the environment. Apply now.

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