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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.

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). 

One in a million

Aileen learning about her acceptance to Next36

 

Ever since GreenHouse alumna Aileen Agada began her venture BeBlended – a company focused on the black hair care industry –  she has kept a notebook in which she jots down every idea and possibility that occurs to her. But soon, Aileen might need to add a few extra pages to that notebook.

Want to innovate? Here's why we need young people now

Ilona Dougherty with the Social Impact Fund recipients

Young people are key to the health of both our economy and society, said Ilona Dougherty, a social entrepreneur who was recently named one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada by the Women’s Executive Network.

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