US$150,000 environmental prize opens for entries

St Andrews Prize is on the hunt for innovative solutions to planetary problems.

A Scottish university and US energy giant are offering US$150,000 in cash prizes for innovative solutions to environmental challenges.

The 2013 St Andrews Prize for the Environment, a competition run by the University of St Andrews and US corporation ConocoPhillips, is now seeking entries from all over the world.
Solutions should be “practical, combining good science, economic reality and political acceptability”, the team said, adding that the prize offers “people from all backgrounds around the world the chance to help transform their environmental ideas into reality”.
Last year’s winning project employs 32 Maasai warriors in Kenya as community conservationists working to help protect local lion populations.
The 2013 winner will receive US$100,000 and two runners-up US$25,000 each.
For more details, visit www.thestandrewsprize.com.