The South Asian Youth Environment Network (SAYEN) has launched a competition for college students to increase sustainability on their campuses and raise awareness of the community Handprint.  The Centre for Environment Education developed the Handprint tool to help measure the impacts of positive action on three aspects of action towards sustainability; environment, society and the economy.

Youth aged 17 to 24 and enrolled in colleges in Asia-Pacific are eligible to participate. Students will form teams of not more than ten members who will work together to identify sustainability issues on their campus. Teams will then propose an action plan to address these issues, which can be carried out by the team. The Handprint will be used to determine the project with the most impact in each region.

Top project proposals will be given initial funding up to 1000 USD each, and preliminary qualifiers will receive 750 USD. The reports from the implementation will be featured on the SAYEN website and the teams with the largest Handprint in their region will be awarded the Handprint Flag in a ceremony at the end of 2014, and an additional grant to continue their project.

The deadline to submit applications is 28 August.

For more information about the competition, and to apply, visit the SAYEN website