Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards

The Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards, developed in partnership with the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership, were looking for innovative yet practical, tangible solutions created by young people that help make sustainable living commonplace.

Young entrepreneurs (aged 30 or under) were invited to submit groundbreaking initiatives that tackle the challenge of sustainable living. 

A total of €200,000 in financial support and tailored mentoring were awarded to the seven most impressive entries. 

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Timeline

Winner is Announced

January 30, 2014
  • Launch
    September 2, 2013
  • Entry Deadline
    November 1, 2013
  • Finalists are Announced
    November 26, 2013
  • Winner is Announced
    January 30, 2014

Competition entries

Title Contributor Location
Ibis Wellness Inc Kellyann Allicott Barbados
PlantIt! Sonia Preisser Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE FOSTER ADINKRA Ghana
Sustainable Agriculture Vildort Beliard Verrettes, Haiti
Production of Banana Paper Safiullah Khan Pakistan
Urban Farms + Seed Libraries: A response to the many challenges Lolita Arias Santiago de Cali, Colombia
Solar Induction Stove- for rural communities Saurabh Mehta Uttarkashi, India
New Frontier Imran Jalalkhan anywhere in Coastal Kenya. , Kenya
Zero-Waste-Market CAMELIA DRISSI SALE, Morocco
Water Treatment Plant to Combat Cholera Roberto Gilot Arcahaie, Haiti
Rooftop farming Tarek Hosny Egypt
National Anti Hacking Group Indrani Sharma Ranchi, India
Capture Mobility(Free Energy 24/7) Salik malik islamabad, Pakistan
Samsara Energy Daria Mostowa Vancouver, Canada
Ashwidea Nitin Rana Bangalore, India
Renovatio Project Fábio Rodas Blanco Sao Paulo, Brazil
DAILY BICYCLE Co. Reid Chambers Madrid, Spain
Nano-purifiers Anum Imtiaz Rawalpindi/Islamabad , Pakistan
The Native Pick Laurence Lloyd ... Philippines
‘Low cost’ sustainable biogas technology for forest conservation, cooking energy needs and livelihood generation for rural India SUJAY JOSHI DHARNI AMRAVATI, India
COOKING FOR LIFE Opeyemi Owosho Nigeria
Moss Graffiti Kits Julie Forand Toronto, Canada
SOLAG CHIKE OGUNJIOFOR ABUJA, Nigeria
Project Germinar Ralf Toenjes São Paulo, Brazil
Collaborative Sustainable Livelihood Model for Young Artisan Cinta Azwiendasari Yogyakarta, Indonesia
PINNACLE Abdus Samad Parekh Pakistan
SIR-Bin (SMART INTEGRATED RECYCLE BIN) - Anifah Depok, Indonesia
Planetlibrium Danielle Russo This project creates global impacts, United States
KeraTech Anna Linnik Kemerovo, Russia
Mr Tallyman's Sun Dried Bananas Michael Parris Caribbean wide, Trinidad and Tobago
TakaTaka Solutions Daniel Paffenholz Nairobi, Kenya
Taka chakula Imran Jalalkhan Mombasa, Kenya
Health replaced Hazard Sahed Mahmud Dhaka , Bangladesh
PinkLime - 100 % sustainable products Stefan Sava Romania
IMPROVEMENT OF LIFE QUALITY OF SETTLERS FROM URBAN ZONES THROUGH ECOLOGIC PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICE. Martin Gallas Asuncion, Paraguay
New entry Toba Odumosu Nigeria
YouGreen Cooperative Roger Friedrich... São Paulo, Brazil
Organic economy network Manu Aguilera Argentina
Drip Irrigation Project Safi Malik Baoshan, China
Second Chance Imran Jalalkhan Ruiru, Kenya
We Impact Farm Life Joe Oliver Beijing, China
Silk Weaving Project Vanntha Ngorn Takeo, Cambodia
Azadi : Redefining Freedom for Women Dhirendra Prata... Lucknow , India
Nature Cycle (NC) Dan-Eric Archer
Feeding your Family in Dry land James Mutinda Wote-Makueni, Kenya
Light Up and Light On Anoka Abeyrathne Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Social Cops Prukalpa Sankar Delhi, India
Bee My Honey Madelle Kangha Cameroon
Biodegradable thermoplastic polymers based on keratin-containing raw materials Anna Linnik Kemerovo, Russia
F.A.V.E. Bags: Empower Women, Protect the Planet Aaron Redman San Pedro Nonualco, El Salvador

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Keeping waste out of landfills? Making health care accessible to all? This 24-year-old Indonesian entrepreneur is doing just that.

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Jan 28, 14
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The story of how one social entrepreneur in Guatemala, Curt Bowen, is starting a revolution—for farmers, by farmers.

Guatemala, 1970. General Carlos Manuel Arana Osorio became the face of the Institutional Democratic Party, essentially a club of military dictators whose brutal rule, between 1970 and 1986, changed the country forever. Guatemala's development plan, supported by the US, aimed to “aid campesinos as well as small and medium farmers” for a diverse national production.

Jan 21, 14
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