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Enactus Memorial looking for private sector help to deliver hydroponic systems through the province

NOTE: This opportunity has expired or is an event which has already taken place.

With 90% of our provinces produce being imported, Newfoundland and Labrador has the lowest consumption of fruits and vegetables in the country. To address this issue, Eanctus Memorial designed a hydroponic unit that grows plants in water using a nutrient rich solution. This is ideal to traditional methods of growing produce.

Project Sucseed is a social enterprise founded by a student-run non-profit organization, Enactus Memorial. In launching this initiative, Project Sucseed worked with a team of Engineers to design hydroponic systems made out of recycled materials. This project works in partnership with Choices for Youth, to create jobs for at-risk youth in Newfoundland and Labrador. We are proud to offer 100% of the proceeds of sales to Choices for Youth, and ensures that every system sold is built by an at-risk individual in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Project Sucseed has two tiers, the first is a cooperative model where indivduals in food-insecure communities are outfitted with a system and tools to grow their own produce. The Project Succeed cooperative currently has 5 growers using our systems in Rigolet, Labrador, these cooperative members sell their produce to the local grocery store, North Mart, so that the entire community has better access to fresh, affordable produce. The second tier of this project is to educate our provinces youth on the benefits of locally grown produce and the positive environmental impacts this produce can have. In this tier classrooms receive a system, a operations manual and classroom sessions run by Enactus Memorial volunteers, who demonstrate how to use the system and provide educational information to students.

Project Sucseed has the potential to change the way our provinces accesses fresh produce but Enactus Memorial cannot do it alone. As each system costs $350 to produce we are limited in our expansion due to financial constraints of schools and interested cooperative individuals. We are asking businesses such as yourselves to consider funding the production of a system to be donated to a school or member of our cooperative. Should you decide to help us with this amazing project your company will receive a picture of the individual(s) who received your system and your company’s logo will be displayed proudly on the system itself.

Enactus Memorial is a group of creative and motivated students at Memorial University making a difference and improving the quality of life and standard of living through entrepreneurial action. Our award winning organization is comprised of volunteers representing all undergraduate faculties at Memorial University. Enactus Memorial strives to develop projects with local solutions to global problems. From helping local farmers keep their farms in the family, to helping veterans transition from the military to entrepreneurship, to helping new Canadians establish a home; our projects reach a diverse number of audiences around the globe.

If you have any questions feel free to contact Enactus at time. Please help Enactus Memorial make Newfoundland and Labrador a more food secure province.

Thank you,

Abigail Ricketts
abigail.ricketts@mun.ca
(709)690-6071

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