Media Advisory - Five University Teams from Across Canada set for Green Showdown tomorrow

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TORONTO, Feb. 25, 2013 /CNW/ -

WHAT: After more than 160 post-secondary student teams from coast-to-coast registered to compete for the second annual Green Student Challenge, it comes down to the final five.  With $50,000 on the line for the winner and their university and $90,000 in total prizing, the five finalist teams from Carleton University, Université Sainte-Anne, University of Toronto, University of Victoria and Wilfred Laurier University will pitch their green business solutions to a judging panel of some of Canada's most successful CEOs.  The high pressure presentations by the five finalists, including the awarding of the winning concept, will be broadcast live online at, starting at 10:00 a.m. EST, February 26.

WHO: Shelley Broader, president and CEO of Walmart Canada, Dianne Craig, CEO of Ford Motor Company of Canada, Chris O'Neill, managing director of Google Canada, Claude Mongeau, president and CEO of CN,  Ana Dominguez, president and general manager of SC Johnson Canada and Tom Heintzman, co-founder and director of Bullfrog Power.

Where: Access to the live and archived webcast is available at or be a part of the live audience at the Design Exchange in Toronto at 234 Bay Street. Additional commentary on the competition is available via Twitter at @WalmartGSC and #greenstudent.

WHEN: Live online broadcasting will start at 10:00 a.m. EST on Tuesday, February 26, 2013.  To catch your team in action and the awarding of the top prize, following is the pitch schedule:

10:10      EcoSense from the University of Toronto
10:35      Carleton Composters from Carleton University
10:50      On the Roof from Université Sainte-Anne
11:20      Canada Green Lawn Care from Wilfrid Laurier University
11:35      Gustavson Greenshifters from the University of Victoria
12:50      Announcement of the 5th, 4th and 3rd place finishers
1:00      Top 2 teams give their final presentations
1:50      The 2013 Walmart Green Student Challenge winner is announced


SOURCE: WalMart Canada

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Melissa Cable-Cibula
APEX Public Relations

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