Global warming is not cool, but saving the planet is.
Get a team together and come up with a creative idea to help fight climate change in your very own school and you could win up to $10,000 to keep the momentum going. Since 2011, the Shane McConkey Foundation has donated over $80,000 to schools for environmental improvement projects.
The Shane McConkey Foundation was founded in recognition of the worldwide community of skiers, adventurers and everyday people who share a passion for life. High Five and thank you to the Shane McConkey Foundation!
The Foundation honors those who inspire positive change in the world and the life of others.
Since its inception in 2011, the Shane McConkey Foundation has donated nearly $300,000 to causes that inspire positive change in and around Lake Tahoe.
A primary goal of SMF is to educate youth about environmental stewardship through the Shane McConkey Eco Challenge. The Challenge invites school-aged children to identify a problem that contributes to global warming and, through critical thinking and problem solving, take action towards solutions. Winning teams are awarded up to $6,000 for environmental education and eco-friendly infrastructure on their campuses.
“It’s amazing to see what these kids are capable of doing,” says SMF founder Sherry McConkey. “They are making a tangible impact in their classrooms, their communities and for our World. We’ve seen schools install low-flow toilets, integrate composting and reusable lunch trays in the lunchroom. And we credit the kids for making it happen.”
The Foundation is currently seeking sponsors to help fund the continued success and growth of the Eco Challenge.