A year ago a dedicated group of business leaders in the Canadian health food industry put out a call to action for youth to submit their ideas on how to create sustainable changes in their communities.
The competition, called Y4S, was born out of Spiral Table™, a mastermind group for progressive business leaders to strategically and collaboratively grow their businesses while integrating sustainability at the core
Contestants were asked to create a video explaining the idea and how it would benefit youth, influence behavioural changes, be transferable to other regions, and educate others. They could win up to $10,000 toward their idea and receive mentoring from top industry business leaders.
"Supporting youth is always a gratifying experience." says Y4S judge Stewart Brown. "But to see the diversity and creativity was so uplifting. There is hope for a better world with these inspired youth leading the charge."
Add Spiral Table co-facilutator Rob Sinclair, "The Youth for Sustainability contest has been a great example of what can happen when leaders in sustainability get together."