Mount Allison University Wins the 2022 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Challenge
The Mount Allison Enactus team was recognized for their innovative use of Samsung technology in helping to improve sustainability on campus
A group of students from Mount Allison University was named the winner of the 2022 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Challenge. The team was recognized at the 2022 Enactus Canada National Exposition Opening Ceremony on May 10th for coming up with their innovative solution, Project Enviroot.
Project Enviroot was created in response to the University’s orange peel waste problem. Using Samsung ovens to dry out discarded orange peels, the team came up with a sustainable, non-toxic solution made from dried orange peels and an adhesive to use as an alternative to the current non-sustainable material found in campus softboards.
The Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Challenge combines the power of Samsung technology with the power of Enactus teams to develop viable solutions designed to meet a specific economic, social and/or environmental need such as education; sustainability; diversity, equality and inclusion; and mental health.
“We’ve been partnering with Enactus to host the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Challenge since 2018, and each year, we’re blown away by the level of skill displayed by the students in leveraging technology to drive positive change in our communities. It’s clear what an important role technology plays in student learning, and we’re pleased to continue empowering future generations with the tools they need to achieve their fullest potential,” said Jennifer Groh, Senior Director of Corporate Marketing and Citizenship, Samsung Canada.
Following their win, the Enactus team from Mount Allison University plans to work with local businesses to promote and expand the applications of their sustainable softboard solution.
For information on the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Challenge, visit https://www.samsung.com/ca/sustainability/corporate-citizenship/solve-for-tomorrow/.
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