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There are over 70 million youth in North America. That’s a lot of good ideas.

Popular Ideas

Rural Biogas. Low cost biogas pr...

Yajaira Romero De Anda

Generate biogas from animal excreta (porcine and bovine), to be used as fuel in those communities where families have...

Net Votes: 37 Number of Comments: 15


Alejandra Vega Camarena

REDsiduos is a company that provides its clients with a raw material / resources / goods exchange network, through it...

Net Votes: 28 Number of Comments: 3


Emilio Moreno Quintanilla

Rainwater harvesting through cement and gravel pavement, which filters the water of solid contaminants (plastic bags,...

Net Votes: 26 Number of Comments: 5

100% natural bioplastic from Nopal

Arlett Madrid

The purpose of creating a company that produces bioplastics arises from the need to replace the current materials wit...

Net Votes: 24 Number of Comments: 6

Join the North American Youth Innovation Challenge Community!

Submit your bold idea for the chance to receive C$5,000 in seed funding and present your innovation to North America’s top environmental officials in Oklahoma City, United States this summer.

North America is facing urgent and complex sustainability challenges. Citizen leadership—including youth—is more important than ever to keep the momentum going toward the adoption of cleaner, carbon-neutral technologies and policies that ensure sustainable growth and job creation across North America.

As today’s visionaries and tomorrow’s decision-makers, young leaders will drive the green growth innovations that are critical to a sustainable future.

Canada, Mexico and the United States need innovative science, technology and business solutions to North American's shared sustainability challenges. Students and young entrepreneurs are encouraged to share innovative ideas that:

  • Create better or more effective products, processes, services, technologies, business models, marketing, supply chains and/or partnerships for the benefit of society, the economy and the environment.
  • Contribute to the natural asset base of North American economies, creating green jobs and/or economic opportunities for citizens in North America;
  • Make good business sense in terms of profitability and potential for growth.

Show us what you've got! Submit your bright idea and benefit from the collective intelligence of youth across North America.

Make sure to tell us about your green idea on the Youth Innovation Challenge Facebook page or Twitter using the #Youth4Innovation hashtag! Follow the CEC on Facebook at or on Twitter at