CO2 Reduction Challenge in Brazil Announces the Winners

Midland, Mich - August 24, 2017 - - In Brazil, young people have been thinking about creative ways to reduce the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, thanks to the CO2 Reduction Challenge. This contest promoted by the Akatu Institute in partnership with Dow, to encourage the development of projects addressing the reduction of CO2 emissions among Brazilian high school students.

The challenge distributed over R$30,000 for winning projects to support their implementation in local communities. Students who participated in the challenge attend schools located in Salvador, Campinas and São Paulo. The winner came from the SESI School in Piatã, Salvador (Bahia State). All entries were judged by a jury based on criteria such as the use of conscious consumption as a tool to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) to help reach national GHG reduction goals and mitigate global warming.

Projects submitted by the Etecap (Campinas) and Senai Zerrenner (São Paulo) schools were awarded with the second and third place respectively, while the Exec Tiquatira (São Paulo) school was awarded with an honorable mention award.