The Lexus Eco Challenge, designed by Lexus and Scholastic, is a nationwide education program and contest about the environment that empowers teens to create a better world. Middle and high school students across the country can participate in either or both of the two initial challenges addressing environmental issues related to land and water and/or air and climate. Teams must define an issue, make a plan to address the issue, implement the plan, and report on the results. They submit their project in a power point.
Check the website for specific dates. Generally, they are as follows:
The Land & Water Challenge: August - October
The Air & Climate Challenge: October - December
The Final Challenge (invitation only, open to winners of the previous two challenges): January - March
There is no required cost, although teams can spend as much money as needed. Generally, teams can expect to spend around $500.
Sixteen (16) prizewinning teams will each win $10,000!
-Two (2) middle school teams in each of Four Lexus Market Regions—Eastern, Southern, Central, and Western
-Two (2) high school teams in each of the four Lexus market regions
FOR FINAL CONTEST
FIRST PLACE PRIZES:
Eight (8) First Place winning teams will each receive $15,000!
-Four (4) middle school teams
-Four (4) high school teams
Two (2) Grand Prize winning teams will each receive $30,000:
-One (1) middle school team
-One (1) high school team