Bright Sparks organiser Geoff Stuart says the challenge aims to draw attention to the range of talented people living in the city and how their efforts could improve the environment. “We want you to submit your truly innovative idea to the council and we will provide a range of prizes so you can bring to life that idea,” says Geoff.
The winning entries will receive a tailor-made prize which will include up to $2,500 in cash (donated by local law firm Thomas Dewar Sziranyi Letts), the services of up to 50 volunteers, $1,000 from Hutt City Council, design and prototype work provided by staff at the Weltec campus in Petone and Greater Wellington Regional Council will offer services to the winner of the sustainable transport section. Assistance will be given from the HCC sustainability advisor and mentoring from HCC Sustainability Manager.
Bright Sparks ideas can range from energy alternatives to recycling waste.
The challenge is open to Hutt residents, businesses, schools and council employees.
Submissions close on July 6 2012. See the rules and guidelines.