"We submitted Reseed after writing the idea on a back of a receipt from our campus cafe. Paper just didn’t make sense in our digital world, and we soon discovered the extent of the negative impact on the environment that receipts had, and the positive impact of planting trees. We want to go further than simply getting rid of receipts; we want to remediate the damage already inflicted, by changing consumers’ attitudes towards charitable giving and the concept of environmental sustainability. We want to put green in everyone’s pocket.
The Low Carbon Prize application process was incredible. We won’t ever forget the feeling (and nerves) of pitching to a Dame, a Dragon and an MP, amongst a panel of illustrious judges.
After the excitement of the announcement, awards ceremony, photo calls and interviews, we had a chance to think about the best way to achieve our goal. We are currently engaging with partners including financial technology companies, high street retailers and charities. At a higher level, we are preparing our proposal for a receipt tax, similar to the plastic bag tax introduced only a few years ago.
Though your ideas may change and evolve, this is a great competition to develop, network, and the only seed required is a quick application.
Will was recently appointed as one of the 2014 London Leaders by the London Sustainable Development Commission, and Reseed has been featured in the Huffington Post, Parade magazine and is also supported by the Clinton Global Initiative. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/will-hines/going-paperless-the-hidde_b_3008587.html.
You can find out more about Reseed on their Twitter (@ReseedOrg) and their website http://reseed.org, launching soon.”
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