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How you can Go Wild with your school campus!

WWF’s Go Wild Community Grants presented by TELUS program supports Canadians of all ages by helping them connect their local communities to nature, including school communities. Submit your idea to us by 5pm E.S.T. December 21, 2015.

This fall, WWF and TELUS invite Canadians across the country to share their best ideas with us on how to help nature thrive in their communities. Engaging people to connect to nature on campus brings many benefits to your community.

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Across Canada, there are over 200 university and college campuses in rural and urban communities. Each campus, no matter where it is, represents an opportunity to have a positive impact on nature and deepen your community’s appreciation of the gifts nature provides. Through Go Wild Community Grants we want to hear your creative ideas. Whether your campus is already practicing sustainable initiatives or is just getting started, the opportunities to Go Wild at your school are endless.

This November, WWF-Canada visited university campuses at McMaster, Carleton and the University of Toronto Mississauga to spread the word about Go Wild! Students on these campuses are taking on the challenge, and so can you!

“This environment has provided us with such meaningful experiences, we really want to give back by maintaining its brilliance, and taking initiative to help the greenery and wildlife continue to flourish.” -McMaster University student Cindy Yu

(From L-R) Students Mollie Sivaram and Erin Fu from the WWF Campus Club at McMaster. © Kathy Nguyen / WWF-Canada

(From L-R) Students Mollie Sivaram and Erin Fu from the WWF Campus Club at McMaster. © Kathy Nguyen / WWF-Canada

The Carleton University Kayak Club (CUKC) introduces student and community members to the local, free-flowing rivers in the Ottawa region, rivers many of  the club’s newest members never knew existed, all while helping to raise awareness for their protection. This is what they’d like to do with a Go Wild grant:

“We’d like to teach more of our paddlers the importance of respecting water and its capabilities. Our focus is awareness for the environment. It is imperative that we continue to thrive for a cleaner and more sustainable environment.” – Juan Lavin, VP of the Carleton University Kayak Club

(From L-R) Carleton University students Brooklynn Lacelle, Katie Petrie, Harrison Briand going wild with WWF! © Kathy Nguyen / WWF-Canada

(From L-R) Carleton University students Brooklynn Lacelle, Katie Petrie, Harrison Briand going wild with WWF! © Kathy Nguyen / WWF-Canada

Are You Ready to Go Wild? Visit wwf.ca/gowild today to apply and we’ll help you turn your ideas into action! Applications close on December 21, 2015.