About the Challenge

The Walmart Green Student Challenge is looking for the next big green idea that will change the way Canada does business.

We’re asking post-secondary students from across Canada to come up with the best, the brightest and most innovative sustainable business idea for a chance to win $30,000 and $30,000 for their school.

The winning idea will:

  • present a new way of doing business
  • have a significant sustainability benefit
  • have a strong business case to back it up (it saves money or creates new revenue)

Judges will also be scoring submissions for originality and ease of implementation.

Five semi-finalists will pitch their concept to a panel of Canada’s top CEO’s in Toronto in March 2012. The entrant with the best idea will take home $30,000 for themselves, and $30,000 for their school.

Check out how you can enter here.

Get inspired. Take a look at how Canadian businesses are changing the world here.

Why Students?

Post-secondary students have an incredible opportunity at school—to learn, to experiment, to dream big and think in a different way, without constraints. Students also have the hope, ambition and drive to make an enormous impact on the world.

Walmart knows that business can be stronger while also being more environmentally sustainable. We want students and post-secondary institutions to be thinking about business sustainability in all aspects of learning.

Now, it’s your turn to lead and teach business by bringing the best, most sustainable business ideas to the attention of Canada’s top CEOs.