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Carbon War Room, in partnership with The Make Yourself Foundation, brings you the Ten Island Renewable Challenge.
Enter now to meet with Sir Richard Branson by completing actions to support the Ten Island Renewable Challenge - a project to transition 10 islands completely off fossil fuels and onto 100% renewable energies.
Whether you want to discuss the environment, pitch a new business idea, or talk about the Sex Pistols and his days at Virgin Records -- this is your shot. We’ll handle travel and accommodations, and you’ll also get to rub elbows with some of the biggest leaders in the environmental field at Carbon War Room’s office opening party.
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- Roundtrip airfare for 2 to New York City
- 2 nights accommodations at an interesting Airbnb property on the Upper West Side overlooking Central Park
- Entry to the Carbon War Room's NYC office launch event to party with some of the biggest influencers in the environmental industry
- Meet and greet experience with Sir Richard Branson
About Sir Richard Branson:
Sir Richard is a famous entrepreneur, business man and explorer - and is in the top 5 rich list in UK. His first business ventures have spanned music, airlines, trains, telecom - and now space travel, while at the same time making several world record-breaking attempts at circumnavigating the world in hot air balloons.
He set up the Carbon War Room as a non-profit to accelerate entrepreneurial solutions to reducing carbon emissions at gigaton level. They are currently working within maritime shipping, aviation, trucking fleets, energy efficiency in buildings and bring renewable power to islands.
Deadline to enter: 11:59:59 PM ET, September 12, 2013
Contest drawing date: September 12, 2013
Date(s) of actual experience: September 21-24, 2013
Selection Process: Each Grand Prize winner is selected using a computer generated selection method to ensure that each drawing is conducted completely at random. We will notify the winner via email and phone. The selected winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is randomly selected.
Number of winners: 1 + guest
Eligibility: You must be 18 years old or older to win, and you must be 21 to attend the party (you will still get to meet Sir Richard as long as you're 18).
Approximate Retail Value: $4,000
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Help keep our islands beautiful forever. Show the world what's possible.
The Ten Island Renewable Challenge works with islands to build their own renewable energy models, find the solutions that match the islands needs and at the same time, provide the opportunities on island that motivate investors and funders to work with them.
In partnership with The Make Yourself Foundation, we are seeking to raise $1m through this campaign to provide the capacity for building workshops on islands, the design and development of the renewable energy models, and to bring the right experts needed to switch sun, wind, waste and sea into energy and water.
We want you to be able to see amazing array of windmills and solar panels as you fly over the Caribbean and Pacific to your vacation – and make all islands energy independent.
ISLANDS AT RISK
Islands across the globe face huge risks to their futures as they are extremely vulnerable to the effects of climate change, and they also face huge financial challenges in the way they live today. The dependence on imported fossil fuel to produce energy is hugely expensive, and people living on islands are paying the some of the highest prices in the world just for food, water and energy. The additional demand we make, as tourists doesn't help the situation either. The use of air-conditioned hotel rooms, cars, and the huge amounts of waste left behind are all putting an even bigger strain on its resources.
SWITCH TO SUN, WIND, SEA & WASTE AS ENERGY
The answer lies in the resources that make islands so idyllic: sun, sea and wind are all in abundance on islands and don't place a burden on the environment. And like the best things in life, they are free!
However, choosing the right technology and building the infrastructure isn’t!
The Carbon War Room is a non-profit working with islands to make this remarkable change happen. We work as an ‘honest broker’ for islands, helping them identify the best available technologies, attracting the right experts and the investment, because we want to help them choose the best technology options for their islands, their economy and the people.
Switching to renewable energy can boost the island’s own economy, creating more jobs, helping local businesses thrive – and allowing making their tourist industry more sustainable.
Your donations will help islands identify and develop the solutions they need, building on their own expertise and skills so that technologies can be installed – and islands can become energy independent.
Let’s work together to ensure that the futures of our islands will be a beautiful, cleaner and sustainable one.