The emergence of several landfills and ditches have increased over the years. Plastic pollution has become an immense environmental threat. The streets are littered with plastic dirt and water channels are blocked leading to flooding. All of these and more have contributed significantly to environmental degradation and more dangerously, Climate Change.

How can you LEAD the change?

To commemorate the World Earth Day we are launching 'Write 4 Climate' Essay Competition. We invite you to submit an essay of no more than 500 words on the title ' The Plastic Menace; Leading the Change'.

Participants must be between the ages of 16 - 35.
Participants must be resident in Africa.
Be committed to environmental Sustainability.
Take the 15 minute YALI online course on Climate Change and Renewable Energy and upload certificate.


First Prize
An award Certificate
Cash prize of NGN20,000
One month mentorship opportunity with the Founder of Recycle Points
Free copy of the Book - The Concept and Science of Climate Change

Second Prize
An award certificate
Free copy of the Book - The Concept and Science of Climate Change
One month mentorship opportunity with a Sustainability leader

Third Prize
An award certificate
Free copy of the Book - The Concept and Science of Climate Change

All Essays will be Published on our websites www.enercate.org and www.glowinitiative.org with full credit given to the authors.
All participants automatically join the Climate Ambassadors Network and the Enercate Network to access further opportunities and trainings.

The Winner will commit to carry out the project they’ve highlighted in their essay (where applicable) or organize a small project geared towards ending plastic pollution and/or use the book to educate students and share a report with the team.

Contest Structure;

22nd April - Application opens
21st May - Deadline for essay submission
1st June - Winner announced
4th June - Winner receives prizes, begins mentorship programme and begin mini project
10th June - All participants Join the Climate Ambassadors network and have their essays published
1st July - Winner completes mini project and shares report with team

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This contest is a joint initiative of Glow Initiative for Economic Empowerment, Enercate Initiative and Climate Smart Nigeria. Learn more:



Submissions are due 21st May 2018. Winners will be announced 1st June 2018.

NOTE: If you're not able to upload your essay or certificates, Email them to writeforchange@glowinitiative.org and leadimpactafrica@gmail.com

for further enquiries, email: writeforchange@glowinitiative.org or info@enercate.org

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