KWU Senior in Competition to Win Project Green Challenge

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Salina, Kan. – Jack Lennon, a senior at Kansas Wesleyan University from Salina, is currently among the leaders an international competition, Project Green Challenge. “Project Green Challenge 2012 is a global call to action for high school and college students to transition from conventional to conscious living. It successfully engages youth by uniting them in a commitment to sustain a healthy and just planet.” (www.projectgreenchallenge.com) Comprised of 30 challenges in 30 days throughout the month of October, PCG presents participants with daily themes (body, food, labeling, paper, fair trade, energy…) and up to four challenge opportunities at varying levels of engagement.

In accordance with the competition, Lennon must fulfill daily requirements for PCG and he is currently working on a donation event for the KWU campus. The Sustainable Clothing Donation drive will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2012, at the Hauptli Student Activities Center. The drive will begin at 9am and end at 1am and is designed to reduce landfill waste from unwanted clothing as well as provide items for those in need.

Participants are awarded points based on challenge completion and the top 20 daily submissions receive prizes. Roughly 2300 students from 33 countries are participating and Lennon has been in first place for much of the month of October, and has not gone below fourth place on the leaderboard. The contest will end on October 30, and finalists will receive a free trip to San Francisco to attend Green University as a representative of their school.

The public is encouraged to donate at this event and there will also be a donation bin at the October 18 volleyball game against Bethel College. Game times are 5:30 and 7pm.

Lennon is a Salina native and a graduate of Salina Central High School.