30 Aug EarthTech to launch youth challenge in search for new ecotech superstars
PEREGIAN BEACH, Australia – EarthTech, a Noosa climate action startup, will kick off its EarthTech Challenge crowdfunding campaign with a free community screening of popular climate documentary, 2040 on Sunday.
Brian Keayes, Co-Founder at EarthTech, said “We are inviting the youth of Australia to take part in an unprecedented challenge this December. Teams will have access to expert educational material and mentorship so they can uncover the best new solutions to our biggest environmental challenges.”
Winning teams will receive significant prizes including an all-expenses-paid trip to the EarthTech Summit at Richard Branson’s Makepeace Island in Noosa in February 2020. There, they will focus on taking their solutions to the world – supported by global experts and serious investors.
The crowdfunding campaign will raise funds for the EarthTech Challenge. The campaign will run throughout September, coinciding with both the School Strike 4 Climate on September 20 and the UN Climate Action Summit on September 23.
EarthTech Co-Founder, Anthony Moorhouse said, “Young people around the world are striking because they are frustrated. EarthTech is mobilising a tribe to urgently save our future. We want to harness their frustration into positive action and support young people to use their talents and develop new ways of thinking. As a dad, I can’t think of a better day to launch our mission than Father’s Day, especially with a screening of 2040 which looks at new thinking on global warming. We need to take action on climate change now, for the sake of our kids and all future human generations. Together, we can overcome the challenges we are facing.”