Ecoliving

Enactus EcoLiving Green Challenge

In addition to supporting home energy efficiency, Scotiabank is also proud to support young Canadians as they work towards improving communities in an environmentally sustainable way. The Scotiabank EcoLiving Green Challenge supports students who are empowering others to find viable solutions to relevant environmental issues. 

Scotiabank's Partnership with Enactus Canada  

Annually, the Enactus Canada National Exposition brings together student, academic and industry leaders from across the country to celebrate the achievements of Canada's future leaders and entrepreneurs. In 2016, Enactus students ran 118 green projects that made a significant, positive impact on the environment, and improved the livelihoods of those in their community and beyond.

 

Enactus Project Impacts

Conserved

118,800

Litres of Water

Diverted

75,227

Metric Tonnes of Waste

Reduced
Carbon Emissions by

112,857

Metric Tonnes

Created

119

Green Jobs

2016 Winners of the Scotiabank EcoLiving Green Challenge: Ryerson University

At the 2016 Enactus Canada National Exposition, Ryerson University was named Champions of the Scotiabank EcoLiving Green Challenge for their project Growing North.

 

Growing North Project

 

With their Growing North Project, the Enactus Ryerson students addressed food insecurity in Naujaat, Nunavut by building a geodesic greenhouse dome. Growing North allowed communities in Northern Canada to grow and harvest their own food, while providing opportunities for youth in the community. Enactus Ryerson educated 214 youth in the North on horticulture and entrepreneurship, while providing hands-on work experience in the greenhouse.

Raised

$267k

Projected to Grow

20,400

Pounds of Produce

Reduced
Food Prices by

51%

Worked with

271

Inuit Canadians this Year

Scotiabank Ecoliving - Winners

More information about the Challenge can be found on the Enactus website >