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(photo credit: Debby Communications)
The Environmental Protection Ministry, in conjunction with Ashoka Israel and the
Green Environment Fund, has for the first time launched a social
entrepreneurship competition that will distribute NIS 100,000 worth of prize
money for young entrepreneurial projects at the contest’s end, the ministry
announced on Tuesday.
NIS 151m. allocated for greenhouse gas reduction
Called “Do More with Less,” the competition aims to
attract all types of candidates – individuals, non-profit organizations,
businesses or government agencies – who have ideas for projects that can
contribute to encouraging the proper use of environmental resources, the
ministry said in a statement.
Contestants will be able to submit project
ideas through October 23, and the winners will be announced by Environmental
Protection Minister Gilad Erdan at the WATEC International Environmental
Exhibition in November, with the first place recipient receiving NIS 50,000,
second place NIS 30,000 and NIS 5,000 for the next four runners-up.
Ashoka global organization has participated in 24 such cooperative social
entrepreneurship competitions, working with groups such as Google, Nike,
Citibank, National Geographic and the G-20, the ministry said.
paraphrase the famous saying, ‘Give a man a fish, you have fed him for today.
Teach a man to fish and you have fed him for a lifetime,’ social
entrepreneurship is trying to change the fishing industry from the ground up,”
Ashoka CEO Nir Tsuk said in the same statement.
“The new competition –
the first in Israel – will flood new solutions to existing problems and will
help to transform Israel into a start-up nation not only in hi-tech, but also in
social and environmental fields.”