Five Teams Compete to Win Walmart Canada's Green Student Challenge

Five Teams Compete to Win Walmart Canada's Green Student Challenge 
Final round will award the coveted grand prize of $50,000 to one group and 
their school 
TORONTO, Feb. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Four months after Walmart Canada called on 
students across the country to develop and share their breakthrough ideas 
benefiting both business and the environment, five teams have been selected to 
move on to the final round of the company's second annual Green Student 
Challenge. At an event taking place on February 26 at the Design Exchange in 
Toronto, the top five teams will present their green business solutions to 
some of Canada's most successful CEOs for the chance to win $25,000 for 
themselves and $25,000 for their college or university. 
More than 160 student teams from coast-to-coast registered to participate in 
the one-of-a-kind competition following its launch last September. All 
submissions exhibited impressive innovative thinking and a commitment to 
addressing Canada's environmental challenges, with the five finalists 
demonstrating exceptional vision and a plan on how to bring their ideas to 
The top five teams are (in no particular order): 
Carleton University: Carleton Composters, a team that has proposed the 
development of a new sustainable machine that creates nutrient-rich fertilizer 
from organic waste in as little as 24 hours 
Université Sainte-Anne: On the Roof, a team that has proposed a system for 
harvesting rainwater to supply industry bathrooms, helping to reduce energy 
bills and water usage in an environmentally sustainable way 
University of Toronto: EcoSense, a proposed mobile application that will make 
it convenient for users to find sustainable products from local retailers and 
their network of friends 
University of Victoria: Gustavson Greenshifters, a team that has proposed a 
recycling program for chopsticks using the wood as raw material to manufacture 
furniture products 
Wilfrid Laurier University: Canada Green Lawn Care, a start-up venture 
dedicated to providing zero-emissions residential and commercial lawn care 
"We're thrilled that the Green Student Challenge is encouraging young minds to 
challenge Canadian companies and that these students have come up with such 
innovative sustainable business solutions," said Shelley Broader, president 
and CEO of Walmart Canada. "It's exciting to give such deserving teams the 
opportunity to change the future of business in Canada." 
This final round of the Green Student Challenge will consist of a live 
presentation of ideas to the CEO judging panel of Shelley Broader, president 
and CEO of Walmart Canada, Dianne Craig, CEO of Ford Motor Company of Canada, 
Chris O'Neill, managing director of Google Canada, Claude Mongeau, president 
and CEO of CN, Ana Dominguez, president and general manager of SC Johnson 
Canada and Tom Heintzman, president of Bullfrog Power. The judges will be 
evaluating each team on their overall presentation in addition to the 
originality of their green solution, the ease of its implementation, and its 
potential business and environmental benefits. 
Canadians are invited to watch the drama unfold via live webcast, direct from 
the Design Exchange in Toronto. For details on the webcast visit 
The Walmart Green Student Challenge encourages students to push the boundaries 
of innovative thinking, with the company awarding a total of $100,000 in cash 
and prizes to the competition's semi-finalists and finalists. To learn more, 
please visit the website at, Like the Facebook 
page at, or get all of the Green Student 
Challenge updates via Twitter at @WalmartGSC. 
About Walmart Canada
Walmart Canada operates a growing chain of more than 375 stores, employing 
more than 90,000 Canadians, and serving more than one million customers each 
day. The company's vision is to demonstrate environmental leadership by 
reducing the ecological impact of its operations through company-wide programs 
focused on waste, energy and products, as well as outreach programs that 
preserve and enhance local environments. Visit for more 
company information or follow Walmart Canada on Twitter at 
please contact: Melissa Cable-Cibula APEX Public Relations 
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