Young, bright New Zealand eco-minds sought for international youth forum 2009. High-achieving, eco-minded students are being called upon to help find innovative and sustainable solutions for a range of energy issues being discussed at next year's Eco-Minds Youth Forum. The forum, to be held on 25 to 30 May 2009 in Auckland and Rotorua, will bring 27 students together from nine countries in the Asia-Pacific region to discuss sustainable energy systems and the challenges and opportunities associated with this.
Bayer New Zealand, the first company in the world to enter a long-term partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), is calling for applications from students across New Zealand between the ages of 18 to 24, studying natural sciences, engineering and technology, social sciences or commerce/management to represent New Zealand at the international forum. 'We are delighted to offer students the opportunity to participate in this forum. Sustainable energy systems is an issue which is especially relevant to New Zealand so we are proud to be hosting it,' said William Malpass, Corporate Communications Manager at Bayer New Zealand.