GreenHouse students set their sights on sustainable solutions

ChangeRoom team

Given the growing impact of climate change, building environmentally sustainable products and services has become more important than ever before. So, it comes as no surprise that GreenHouse (GH) students continue to build ventures with a sustainability focus. Whether it’s a product or service to help you consume more sustainably, or an idea to support existing businesses transition into a more sustainable business model.

We took the time to catch up with two of the winners from the most recent Social Impact Showcase, ChangeRoom and Sup Zero, who focused their ventures on sustainability for social impact.

GreenHouse announces winter Social Impact Fund winners

student innovators

On March 30, several GreenHouse innovation teams came together to pitch their latest ventures to a panel of judges from across the St.Paul’s community during its latest Social Impact Showcase.

GreenHouse announces latest Social Impact Fund awardees

Social Impact Fund

On November 25, a number of enthusiastic GreenHouse innovators came together to pitch their latest ventures to a panel of judges from across St. Paul’s community during its most recent Social Impact Showcase, with all four presenting ventures winning funding. 

Waterloo youth solve community challenges at GreenHouse virtual showcase

animation of boy about to run a race

On June 2, GreenHouse hosted the Youth Innovation Showcase, a virtual capstone event for the Youth Innovation Program. This virtual showcase highlighted the innovative solutions developed by 27 youth from across the Waterloo region. These solutions served as answers to challenges identified by the three host organizations: Carizon, Reception House (RH) and the Volunteer Action Centre (VAC). 

GreenHouse celebrates 20 cohorts of youth-led social innovations and enterprises with digital book

GreenHouse Celebrate 20

Since 2013, GreenHouse has been helping students find purpose, take action and create impact. Recently GreenHouse has reached a significant milestone, celebrating the achievements of its 20th cohort of students at its first virtual Social Impact Showcase.

Youth Innovators not Letting a Pandemic Stop them

With the announcements of widespread closures at the start of the March Break, GreenHouse’s Youth Innovation Program has had to be, well, innovative. Fortunately, both the students in the program, as well as the organizational hosts and the coordinator, Anne Filion, have risen to the challenge.

GreenHouse in a time of Pandemic

Greenhouse online

Collage of the six social ventures that pitched in the first online Social Impact Showcase.

Different Abilities, Not Just Disabilities

Logan with Mayor of Kitchener – Logan seen here to the left of Mayor Vrbanovic

Logan with Mayor of Kitchener – Logan seen here to the left of Mayor Vrbanovic

GreenHouse Alumni Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Book, Our Stories in STEM

STEM BOOK

GreenHouse students are often asked, “What’s your why?” The question invites emerging social entrepreneurs to figure out what change they truly want to make, and from there to determine the best way of doing so.

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