Social Innovation: Investing $$$ in New Ideas
CONSCIOUS LIFESTYLE OFFERS $1,000 TO STUDENTS WITH SOCIALLY INNOVATIVE IDEAS
January 7, 2007
NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT—Conscious Lifestyle, a nonprofit organization concerned with socially responsible consumerism, is now accepting grant applications from high school and college students. Students who exhibit interest and commitment to social entrepreneurship and consumer responsibility in areas such as socially human rights, animal welfare, and environmentalism will receive up to $1,000, web space, and other pertinent resources to complete projects of their choosing. In the past, such projects have included:
• An environmental organization that converted school vehicles to run on biodiesel.
• A socially responsible product-design firm run by engineering students, which provides high-quality services for nonprofit organizations at affordable prices.
• A initiative committed to socially responsible investing on campus.
Students with similarly innovative ideas should download an application from www.consciouslifestyle.org/2008ventureapp and submit it by February 15, 2008. Winners will be chosen by an executive committee of Conscious Lifestyle staff members and announced April 1.
Today’s students are passionate about addressing societal problems, and they want to make sure their hard work will lead to long-lasting change. Fortunately for these students, Conscious Lifestyle has created a program to support their efforts.
Conscious Lifestyle is a non-profit organization that empowers students and schools to be more socially responsible. With a strong emphasis on social entrepreneurship, Conscious Lifestyle trains high school and university students to make lasting contributions to their schools and fellow students. For more information, please visit www.consciouslifestyle.org or call Mike Del Ponte, Executive Director of Conscious Lifestyle at 925-360-4149.
Contact: Michael Del Ponte
Phone: (925) 360-4149