If you’re a high school student with an idea to make your community a more sustainable place to live then there’s a new contest that just may be a great way to get the seed money you need to get your project off the ground. Put together by The Weather Channel and the National Environmental Education Foundation as a part of Classroom Earth, they’re looking for smart, innovative, and workable solutions to pressing environmental issues.
And get this; they’ll even pay you a cash stipend for being a local environmental intern to go along with the seed money you'll receive to help make it happen!
The prize for each winning entry is $1,000 that’s divided up equally between stipend and seed money, but certainly there’s lots you can do with $500 to reach out to your local community to create awareness and make a difference.
Hey, if you’ve got an idea there’s certainly a great chance you could win. But they’re only accepting entries through January 20, 2009. So head on over to the Planet Connect website and check out what it takes to register your next eco-friendly idea!