Have a Bright Idea? Consider Entering the Green Innovators Program

 Last year's winners of the Green Innovators ProgramIf you have a head for business and a passion for sustainability, consider entering the Green Innovators Program, a competition that challenges local businesses and organizations to develop green initiatives in the Philadelphia area. In addition to receiving a complementary exhibit booth at the event, selected competitors will have the opportunity to earn public recognition and win a $750 cash prize.

Since 2011, the Clean Air Council has host the event at Greenfest Philly.

“The main goal is to highlight Philadelphia area businesses and organizations that have great new green ideas and are working hard to implement them. It is our hope that Greenfest provides a platform for exposure and recognizes their innovation,” said Katie Edwards, the Special Events and Communications Director at the Clean Air Council.

Last year’s winner was Bright Ideas!, a startup that evolved from a high school project with the Sustainability Workshop in Philadelphia. The team consisted of students Anthony Tran, Kenrick Tan, Trang Dang, and Vivian Chen.

According to Ann Cohen, the Communications Director of the Sustainability Workshop, “The main goal of the project was to incentivize home owners and businesses to switch to energy-efficient and LED lighting.”

The next competition will take place on Sunday, September 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Headhouse Square, 2nd and South Streets. To apply, visit www.greenfestphilly.org. Applications are due Monday, August 26 at 5 p.m.

Christine Dobisch is an editorial intern at Grid. She recently graduated from Ursinus College with a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies.