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Date: 4/14/22

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Winners Named in Market Environmentalism Op-Ed Contest

The Market Environmentalism Op-Ed Contest, co-hosted by the American Conservation Coalition (ACC) and Project Canary, has concluded with the naming of a first-place winner and two runners-up.

Nadia Suben, ACC New York City Branch Leader and founder of Conservatives for Clean Cities, won first place for her piece entitled “Generation Z Deserves Better Than A Doomist Climate Movement.” The piece has been published in Center Square.

The runners-up are Christopher Cottle and Elijah Gullett, who submitted “Congress Should Allow the Clean-Up of Utah Lake” and “Regulations Can’t Solve Climate Change” respectively. Both received cash prizes.

Driving market-based approaches to solving climate change and fostering the next generation of climate change leaders are key tenets of both organizations’ missions. This contest was held as a part of Project Canary’s Impact program, which is focused on putting the company’s expertise, mission-driven leadership, and philanthropic dollars to work. More than 20 young leaders across the country submitted op-eds, and each was anonymized and evaluated by members of Project Canary’s environmental certification team. 

Project Canary believes that businesses hold the keys to driving positive action when it comes to climate change. Evaluation was focused on submissions that took a holistic approach to climate change, encouraging and supporting purpose-driven leaders to effect positive change in the world.

Both ACC and Project Canary look forward to continuing to empower young leaders who want commonsense, pragmatic action to combat climate change.