Spotlight on making small changes with big impact
Spotlight on New Zealanders making small changes with big impact
Energizer launches the Power of Positive Energy Project to recognise inspiring Kiwis
MAY 19 2015, NEW ZEALAND –
Energizer has launched a nationwide search to track down Kiwis harnessing the power of positive energy to make small changes with a big impact.
The Energizer Power of Positive Energy Project will reward the inspiring work of ten New Zealanders dedicated to bringing about change in their own backyard – be that literally in the garden shed or in the wider community.
Each winning submission will receive a grant of $5,000 to enable them to spread the positive energy even further.
“Innovation is at the heart of our business, and it’s also the heart of our nation which truly embraces number eight wire mentality in all aspects of life. We want to hear more from people using that ingenuity in innovation, waste minimisation or community improvement projects, no matter how large or small. If you’re working on something that you believe is spreading positive energy, we want to know,”says Andre de Beer, Marketing Manager of Energizer New Zealand Limited.
Since the Power of Positive Energy project launched earlier this month, there has been a steady flow of submissions - everything from a mobile bus that visits schools providing pampering services to children, to a charity that collects surplus food from cafes, bakeries and supermarkets for people in need.
“It’s about celebrating people making small changes with big impact. It could be as simple as building a worm farm at home or a larger community campaign to recycle and repurpose inorganic waste from the neighbourhood,” says de Beer.
Energizer reached its own innovation milestone earlier this month by achieving what experts have long said was impossible.
“Seven years ago our scientists took on a challenge that experts deemed impossible – creating batteries with recycled batteries. So we set out to create just that - high performance batteries with recycled battery content,” says de Beer.
The result was Energizer EcoAdvanced, the world’s first AA batteries made with 4% recycled battery content by total weight, up to 10% of a key active ingredient. This is another ‘first step’ towards reducing the impact household batteries have on the planet and paving the way for Energizer to reach its goal to increase the amount of recycled content from 4% to 40% by 2025.
To enter the Power of Positive Energy Project, submit an inspiring project that you, or someone you know, are working on. Ten grants of $5,000 are up for grabs. Visit facebook.com/EnergizerNZ to enter. Entries close 12 June. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges and announced on 1 July.