Meet the 1 Race 4 Oceans Top 3 Finalists From India
Three finalists from India are advancing to the 1 Race 4 Oceans Impact Competition at Enactus World Cup!
1 Race 4 Oceans recognizes and mobilizes Enactus students who tackle systemic issues contributing to the global ocean crisis such as pollution, overfishing, and destruction of coastal and marine habitats. The world’s oceans represent 99% by volume of the Earth’s living space; their temperatures, chemistries, currents, and marine life drive systems that make the planet habitable for humankind. The 1 Race 4 Oceans Impact Competition is sponsored by Builders Initiative, and the winning teams will receive $25,000 USD for project scaling funding. Finalists were chosen from a field of 59 entries from 14 countries by an independent judging panel of sponsor employees, subject matter experts, and Enactus alumni.
Project Leher – Enactus students at Shri Ram College of Commerce
Project Mehr – the Enactus team at Hansraj College
- Project Mehr from the Enactus team at Hansraj College, India, through which students repurpose holy flowers in compost, natural dyes, and potpourri. Limiting this detritus from entering the ocean and other bodies of water limits eutrophication and algae blooms, both which deplete nutrients necessary for healthy aquatic ecosystems.
SaNa – Enactus students at Shivaji College
- SaNa, a female hygiene-focused project from Enactus students at Shivaji College in India that involves the manufacture of affordable, biodegradable, and eco-friendly menstruation pads as well as menstruation education. So far SaNa has prevented 1,000 kilograms of plastic waste, a primary marine contaminant, created 21 new businesses, and collaborated with over 15 women-based non-governmental organizations.