First Gen launches campus competition on easing carbon footprints

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First Gen Corporation is launching a campus competition about developing progressive concepts and solutions, targeting to ease the carbon footprints emitted by the school.

According to Business Mirror, 29 universities, and colleges took part in the “Code Green for Campuses” competition, which motivated students to take part in the campaign against aggravating climate change as it offered the winning school over a Php 1 million innovation fund.

First Gen Vice President and Head of Corporate Communications Ricky Carandang said that the school that would offer the best decarbonization solution would receive the Php 1 million innovation fund to be used as seed capital for the development of the winning proposal.

Additionally, the team that tops the competition would also receive a Php 100,000 prize. Meanwhile, the first runner-up would receive Php 75,000, and the second runner-up would receive Php 50,000. For the third runner-up, they would receive Php 30,000, and the fourth runner-up would get Php 20,000.

The competition was built around the challenge of coming up with solutions to minimize the carbon footprint of the school. Carandang said that during its launch, 52 teams from 29 schools rose to the challenge.

And out of the 29 interested schools, the agency received 51 concept papers before the February 9 deadline. Of the 51 proposals, 43 advanced the initial screening process which would now proceed to the elimination round slated on February 19. 

The elimination round would slim down the proposals to 15 for the semifinal round. The 15 teams would then undergo a pitch, competing for five spots in the final round.