Join the Live Webcast for Walmart Green Student Challenge Feb. 29

  • Posted Date :Mar, 30 2012

Join the Live Webcast for Walmart Green Student Challenge Feb. 29

Semi-finalists from five leading universities to go head-to-head in front of Canada’s top CEOs for $100,000 in prizes


Mississauga, Ontario, February 22, 2011 – The exciting conclusion to the Walmart Green Student Challenge will be broadcast live via webcast on February 29, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (ET) from the Toronto Stock Exchange TMX Broadcast Centre.

Register now to watch as the five semi-finalist teams take the stage to impress a panel of Canada’s top CEOs in a bid to win a portion of $100,000 in prize money.

The Walmart Green Student Challenge invited post-secondary students from across the country to submit ideas for more sustainable business practices that also deliver to the bottom line.

The five semi-finalists are:

  • Peter Waugh, Laura Higgins, Brian Eshpeter and Carolyn Nalder – University of Calgary
  • Mark Desjardine – University of Western Ontario
  • Arthur Yip, Jake Yeung and Alan Thai – University of Waterloo
  • Hassan Valiji – York University
  • Stephanie MacLean, Kurt Boone, Andrew Weatherbee and Omar Hassan – Cape Breton University

The semi-finalists will present their ideas to some of the biggest names in Canadian business who represent some of the biggest brands in the country. The CEOs include:

  • Shelley Broader, President and CEO, Walmart Canada
  • John Guarino, President, Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada
  • John LeBoutillier, President and CEO., Unilever Canada
  • Michael McCain, President and CEO, Maple Leaf Foods
  • Peter Robinson, President and CEO, The David Suzuki Foundation

Webcast registration details are available at


Walmart Canada operates a growing chain of 333 stores, employing 85,000 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





22 April 2012

Thanks for the comment. It suodns like you fall into the ethical cheap category. Your comments flies in the face of the attempt by Walmart to go or to appear green of late. I think buying quality is a trend we're seeing more of these days. As for buying only what you need, I applaud you for it. As you mentioned, we do live in a highly consumer culture. As we know many people shop at these stores because they are cheap (although Target is also known for their custom lines), but what I wonder is with the economy where it's at do some people have the option not to shop at these stores?

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