Big Green Challenge launched in Northern Ireland
Not-for-profit organisations in Northern Ireland have been challenged to improve their sustainable procurement practices and eco-awareness as part of a new scheme to be launched in the province.
The Big Green Challenge, sponsored by the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA), will offer participating firms the chance to win £1 million.
Entrants have to come up with modified or brand new ways of applying existing solutions - with the most imaginative and effective approach scooping the prize.
"We've had a massive response already to the launch, proving that people are actively looking for ways to pool their ideas and resources to make a bigger impact on climate change," NESTA chief executive Jonathan Kestenbaum told the Belfast Telegraph.
"At this stage we really want to inspire groups in Northern Ireland about what's possible and the regional event in Belfast will be a great chance to do this."
Article Date: 03 December 2007
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