Renewable energy prize opens $500,000 award in the high school category

The 2013 edition of the Zayed Future Energy Prize for renewable energy and sustainability will for the first time offer a special prize for high schools starting to engage in the sustainability business.

The prize, put up in 2008, has been awarded annually to large corporations, individuals, small businesses and nongovernment organizations that have displayed evident effort in advancing renewable energy and sustainable technologies.

For the 2013 edition, the new category “Global High Schools Prize” was created. This prize will hand out $500,000 to be divided among five regions – the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania.

High schools from around the world can submit a business plan outlining how they would use the prize to raise awareness on the importance of sustainability and to improve their school’s environmental footprint.

“Unlike any of our other categories – the High School Prize is about a promise – we ask schools around the world to submit projects for funding consideration,” said Dr. Nawal Al-Hosany, director of the Zayed Future Energy Prize.

Submissions for all categories of the 2013 edition of the Zayed Future Energy Prize close on July 16, 2012. The previous edition of the prize attracted a record 425 applications from 71 countries…. Read more

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