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Handsworth team tops eco project comp

March 15, 2017

​By Rosalind Duane, North Shore News

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Handsworth secondary students Aryanna Safari, Justine Cook, Lucia Plunkett, and Marissa Gour (not pictured) are Team EcoBomb, which recently won Best Business Overall at the Enactus Business Competition held at Capilano University recently.

Team EcoBomb from Handsworth secondary recently took home top spot in a Capilano University student-led project geared toward high school students.

Team EcoBomb won Best Business Overall in Capilano University’s Enactus Business Competition on March 6. The competition also included teams from Argyle and Carson Graham secondaries.

The students are members of marketing classes at their schools, and each team spent three months creating a sustainable busines for which they prepared a marketing plan, produced an item and sold it after receiving $100 from Enactus for startup costs. The groups then presented their projects to a panel of judges at the university.

Team EcoBomb designed and produced eco-friendly bath bombs that they sold at school and to family and friends, raising more than $600 for water.org. All money raised from the event was donated to charity. Carson Graham won Most Original Business Idea and Ryan Russell from Argyle secondary won Best Individual Presenter.

The Enactus Capilano group’s online mission statement notes it aims to foster sustainable projects that benefit the community.


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