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Go Carbon Neutral Challenge!

NC College Students: Join our Go Carbon Neutral Challenge!

According to the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, transportation is the largest end-use energy-consuming sector and accounts for more than four-fifths of the petroleum consumed in our state. The transportation sector also accounts for approximately one-third of greenhouse gas emissions in North Carolina, and it is set to soon become the highest source of climate-change causing pollution. Since passenger travel is projected to increase across all transportation modes in the coming years, we need to come up with real solutions to lower our fossil fuel consumption.

That’s where you come in!

Go Carbon Neutral is a new Undergraduate Competition about green technology, engineering, and city planning that aims to engage future STEM professionals in thinking about possible solutions to transportation challenges that currently face North Carolinians, with the end goal of moving towards a zero-carbon future!

Applicants will choose a transportation challenge and propose a strategy and/or solution to it. Transportation categories may include but are not limited to: energy, fuel, infrastructure, alternative vehicles, or modes of transportation. Semi-finalists will present their ideas at a culminating virtual event on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22nd.

Teams/Individuals that make it to the Semi-Finals will receive cash stipends, and finalists and prize winners will all receive cash prizes for their ideas! Additionally, participation in this program is something that you can add to your resume, and the experience itself is something that will help you make improvements to other projects.

For full details on the program, full rules for entry, sample projects from prior years of the competition, and what competitors might win, visit the project website.

Competitors can register and submit an initial project proposal no later than March 1st.

For more information about the competition and how to apply, check out our informational webinar here.

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Supported by:

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In Partnership with:

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