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2014 Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards

Unilever the world’s third largest consumer goods company has announced that it is accepting entries for the 2014 edition of “Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards” which encourages young people to come up with practical and innovative solutions to some of the world’s biggest sustainability challenges.

The award is open to anyone aged 30 or under, Unilever is looking for scalable and sustainable products, services or applications that reduce environmental impact , improve health and well-being or enhance livelihoods through changes in practices or behaviours. The last date for submitting your completed applications is 1st August 2014 and last year saw more than 500 young entrepreneurs from more than 90 countries compete for the awards.

sustainable living awards 2014

Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards

The Awards, run in partnership with the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) and in collaboration with Ashoka , offers seven young people a total of more than Euro 200,000 ( Rs 1.6 Crores approximately )  in financial support and individually tailored mentoring. The overall winner also receives the prestigious HRH The Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize.

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24 year old Indonesian Gamal Albinsaid was declared the overall winner in 2013 and won €50,000 and the HRH The Prince of Wales Prize.

All seven finalists take part in an online development programme and then participate in a two-day accelerator workshop at Cambridge University, UK, where they receive expert help and professional guidance to help them develop their ideas.

The Awards are hosted online at Ashoka Changemakers(Link opens in a new window), a community that connects social entrepreneurs around the globe to share ideas, inspire, and mentor each other.

Applications must be submitted by midnight (BST) on 1 August 2014 and finalists will be announced in October 2014. The Cambridge accelerator workshop and final judging takes place in January 2015.

To know more and submit your application visit : http://www.changemakers.com/sustliving2014

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