CU Students to Convert Waste to Wealth in an Upcoming Competition
Covenant University will be holding its inaugural Waste to Wealth competition for students. The competition, to be launched by the Waste to Wealth Committee in collaboration with the Career Development Unit of the Students’ Affairs Department, will be held from September 7 to October 25, 2015.
The Waste to Wealth initiative is aimed at reducing environmental pollution by incorporating sustainable green practices in managing waste generated in offices, homes and public open spaces within Canaan Land.
According to information made available at the department, the Waste to Wealth competition will provide an avenue for students to creatively contribute to reducing environmental pollution by recycling waste and developing commercially viable products from waste.
Participating students will be required to form a team with a maximum of four creative individuals. After naming their team, they will need to register for free with the student council representative. Each team will then submit a proposal by the end of the second week, detailing their idea. These ideas will be show-cased at a tryout to be held during the last two weeks of the competition.
Teams will be judged based on the following criteria: creativity and innovation; commercial appeal and viability; simplicity of process as well as immediate practicality of the idea.
The winning teams will be awarded cash prizes.