Green Challenge project nabs Top 20 spot

By Communications Staff
January 23, 2013

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A team comprised of Western students Matthew Gan, Joshua Leung, Shelley Liu and Yiaki Zhao, all of the Richard Ivey School of Business, have been named among the Top 20 team submissions in Walmart Canada’s second annual Green Student Challenge.

More than 150 students registered for the challenge following its launch last September. The competition challenges students to put forward their vision and ideas for improving the environment and making businesses more sustainable.

Western’s group, known as Team Hitchhikers, looks to connect postsecondary student drivers travelling to nearby towns and cities, and postsecondary student passengers looking for a ride to the same place. As an online intermediary, the carpooling project would collect a membership fee from the passengers to join the program for access to a network of safe drivers, and the traveling prices will be set by individual drivers for flexibility. 

Winners of the challenge will be announced in February.

Visit GreenStudentChallenge.ca for details.























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