Do you believe in sustainability? Do you understand what green living is? Are you aware of zero carbon emissions? These may be terms that are rare or unheard of by many people yet they are the very essence of our existence and survival as entities on this planet. Being sustainable starts with the small things, wasting little water, using sustainable products, practicing minimalist living, caring for the environment by getting knowledge on what is happening in terms of global warming.
Playing your small part in ensuring that the planet survives long enough for our great great great grandchildren to enjoy the greenery and fresh air takes a conscious effort to live green, less waste more preserving. You may want to go further to create your own business that honors the planet by providing services and goods that are both beneficial to the earth and people.
No one understands this more than the ClimateLaunchpad competition which is the world’s largest green business ideas competition.
Climate Launchpad believes that “Innovation and invention can lead the way to a clean future.” And that is why they have sought to create a stage for the people who have great cleantech ideas and eventually help them develop those ideas into startups making global impact. Having a big or small idea will only achieve the big impact that you want if you have a supporting element or force behind your incredible idea. When you join the ClimateLaunchpad competition, they instill in you the value that “Fixing climate change, starts one start-up at a time” building a better future depends on team work, you may have the skills and ideas but lack the means, finances or network to bring your plans to fruition.
ClimateLaunchpad works together with Climate-KIC which creates opportunities for innovators to address climate change and shape the world’s next economy. Climate-KIC is funded through the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, an initiative of the EU. They accelerate innovation that enables a low-carbon future.
With such global collaborations one is able to get their green business idea funded and launched worldwide. Creating a positive impact with green ideas and a sustainable mindset needs a global stage. This is an incredible competition for anyone who would like to become an entrepreneur, and not just any entrepreneur, but a green conscious, sustainability minded business man or woman who seeks to protect the earth by providing environmentally friendly products and services.
ClimateLaunchpad will be taking place in select countries giving you the chance to represent your own country at a global stage. Whether you are a new start-up, SME, researcher, student, public organization, consultant, engineer, a combination of the above or something that doesn’t fit a job title, your green idea is the most important idea that needs to be shared with the world. ClimateLaunchpad will help you to toughen your plan and teach you how to create one, either way, you will have a helping hand that will guide and walk with you through the process.
Kenya Climate Innovation Center is the official CLP partner in Kenya.