Andrew Luba, Quest University Canada class of 2015, has won a spot as one of six finalists in the Environmental Stewardship category of the Lieutenant Governor’s Visionaries Prize. He will be heading to Waterloo in September to present in front of a live audience, which will include the Lieutenant Governor, along with head judge Piya Chattopadhyay, panel judge Edward Burtynsky, and other influential Canadians.
In his submission, Andrew states that we need to rethink meat. Livestock damage the environment through global greenhouse gas emissions, water use, and soil destruction. Further, we’re doing almost nothing to improve how we raise animals. What if we could make a change that helped our planet and our animal friends? What if we could make that change while still enjoying that juicy burger down at the local pub? Introducing #EcoMeat.
His application video can be viewed on YouTube.
Free tickets to hear Andrew deliver his presentation on September 26th in Waterloo and cast a vote for the best Environmental Stewardship pitch are available at https://www.eventbrite.ca/
The Lieutenant Governor’s Visionaries Prize is in partnership with the Walrus Foundation, and the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. This prize is an opportunity for innovative and creative thinkers across Ontario to identify and present their solutions to the great challenges facing Ontarians and Canadians over the next 50 years—from evolving environmental pressures to the future of governance in the 21st century.
Following the close of submissions in March, 36 finalists were identified in six categories. Finalists will have a chance to publicly showcase and defend their proposed policy solutions before a live audience during moderated intensive sessions held across Ontario in the fall. The six winners will formally receive the Lieutenant Governor’s Visionaries Prize in October.