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Future Green Leaders Finalists Announced


The Future Green Leaders Scholarship Competition will honor local students that have demonstrated innovative and inspirational approach to promoting sustainability within their organizations, families or peer groups. The three finalists will compete for the title of 2014 West Michigan Sustainable Business Fellow by defending their ideas to a panel of sustainability experts and forum members at the WMSBF Annual Meeting on Monday, April 14.

Each of the finalists will receive a $1,000 scholarship. The winner will receive an additional $3,000 scholarship.


Jamie Sansone
Aquinas College
Major: Sustainable Business

Jamie will share her experiences creating the Aquinas beekeeping club and educating the community about the importance of honey bees and their current vulnerabilities.

Kirk Rasmussen
Grand Valley State University
Majors: Documentary Film Production and Environmental Studies

Kirk will discuss how he intends to use his film production skills to promote sustainability issues.

Youssef Darwich
Grand Valley State University
Major: Natural Resource Management and Plant Biology

Youssef will share his experience creating a nursery as part the GVSU Sustainable Agriculture Project, and how sustainable landscapes draw people to sustainability.

Learn more about the WMSBF April Meeting here.


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