April 8, 2010
Here is something worth voting for, the Green Campus Project. It is a candidate in Pepsi's Pepsi Refresh project where the firm is giving away $1.3 million each month to projects that gain viewers' votes.
The Green Campus Project "seeks to equip student-led electric transportation projects on two university campuses in Minnesota", explains Marty Leenhouts, Green Campus Project Administrator, with $50,000 it hopes to win from Pepsi.The goal he says is to expose some 60,000 university students to electric transportation.
"Each project will be equipped with a variety of electric bikes, scooters and motorcycles to use for their own personal transportation, demonstrations, and presentations to university students," says the Green Campus Project page. "Additional funding will be budgeted for advertising and marketing. Exposing the entire student body to electric transportation will emphasize the personal, societal, and environmental benefits with this green technology. Each university will benefit from this project as students embrace electric transportation. Parking demands will ease, traffic noise will decrease, and student mobility will improve on campus and in the surrounding university area."
Of the $50,000 the Green Campus Project is seeking $20,000 will go to the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis-St. Paul for e-bikes, e-scooter and e-cycles and $10,000 to the same school for advertising and marketing, then $10,000 for the University of Minnesota, Mankato campus for the vehicles plus $10,000 for advertising and marketing.
Interested? Vote now, daily, until April 30, 2010.
For more information and voting go to : http://www.refresheverything.com/greencampus