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Canada’s Next Top Sustainability Leader competition is an opportunity to showcase your ideas on how to make your community more sustainable! By participating in the contest, you will be given the opportunity to connect with mentors and peers to pitch your idea to industry professionals! In the end, you have the chance to be named... Canada’s Next Top Sustainability Leader!

2021 Winners

Post-Secondary First Place

Hayley Wilson

Project Goal

Create a program to educate homeowners on how to transform their windows to be bird-safe, implement bird-safe windows at UofG, work with businesses, and change building standards. ​

Post-Secondary Second Place

Angelica Tso & Priscilla Lam

Project Goal

Reduce disposable cup waste through a mobile-app program that partners with local cafés to reward and fund allocation towards a tree planting initiative.

Post-Secondary Third Place

Tiffany Lai & Karen Chen

Project Goal

Provide youth & families in need clothing donations while reducing textile waste through an online platform.

Highschool First Place

Alain Lai

Highschool Second Place

Kya Mason-Wetherill & Sophie Witherspoon

Highschool Third Place

Laura Legzdins

Project Goal

Reduce food waste and food scarcity in the food-service industry by offering discounted purchases of food surplus from local restaurants. ​

Project Goal

Reach Guelph’s goal of 40% tree cover set by the Urban Forest Management Plan by planting trees on land owned by residents and businesses. 

Project Goal

Eliminating 10,300 kg of CO2 and 0.8 kg of mercury annually by cutting ties with disposable mercury cell toys through policy change in Halton District elementary schools.