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Posted: January 26, 2021

• Project Proposals Must be Received by March 15, 2021.
• The competition is open to graduate-level students who are enrolled full-time with a US-based university or college.
• Institution affiliated to the Winning Entry will Receive $10,000 to Further Advance their Efforts.

Jupiter, FL – January 26, 2021 –– VoLo Foundation, a non-profit organization with a mission to accelerate change and global impact by supporting science-based climate solutions, has opened the registration period for its VoLo VISTA Award competition. The VISTA Award is VoLo Foundation’s award recognition for graduate students who display exemplary leadership in parallel with the five VISTA principles for climate solutions within the state of Florida. The winning individual or team will receive a $10,000 award, made out to the university or college with whom they are affiliated to further develop the project. All project proposals must be received by March 15th, 2021.  To access the VoLo VISTA Award application, please click HERE or visit

The competition is open to graduate-level students who are enrolled full-time with a U.S.-based university or college. All projects must address a climate solution applicable to the state of Florida. Finalists will be invited to present their ideas at the Virtual Climate CorrectionTM conference, which will take place April 23rd, 2021, where VoLo Foundation’s Founders will determine the project that best drives positive change in Florida climate solutions.

“At VoLo Foundation, we are committed to keeping an open conversation about climate change on all fronts, including the new generations,” said Thais Lopez Vogel, co-founder and trustee of VoLo Foundation. “This award competition seeks to assist young leaders in sharing their voice and climate solutions throughout our community. We invite students who are determined to implement and achieve aggressive improvement in Florida’s climate goals to participate.”

Eligibility for 2021 VoLo VISTA Award

VoLo VISTA Award recognizes students determined to implement and achieve aggressive improvement in Florida’s climate goals. Our award seeks to assist young leaders in sharing their voice and climate solutions throughout the community. Applicants of the VoLo VISTA Award program must complete the application questions and meet the following requirements:

• Applicants must be a graduate student enrolled at a U.S.-based university or college. No student may apply for the award during their final year of study unless current team members will be able to continue the project’s work at the institution for the remainder of the 2021-2022 academic year.
• The project must address a climate solution applicable to the state of Florida. 
• The project must validate an achieved data result. I.e., X amount of GHG reduction is achieved with the implementation of this project at Y location for the period of Z years.
• All project proposals must be received by March 15th, 2021. Finalists will be notified of their acceptance into Climate Correction. NOTE: In order to receive the VoLo VISTA award, finalists must be present during the Virtual Climate Correction Conference. 

The 2019 VoLo VISTA Award winners were Marbelys Garriga, from Florida International University, for her Hybridizing Florida’s Coastline with Mangrove Ecological Infrastructure, and Sarah Swiersz and Mohsina Mahmood, from University of Central Florida, for their project Food Waste Recovery System.

For more information, please follow @VoLoFoundation across FacebookInstagramTwitterLinkedIn, and YouTube, and join the conversation using #VoLoFoundation and #ClimateCorrection.

About Climate CorrectionTM
VoLo Foundation’s Climate Correction is a conference and expo dedicated to sharing and collaborating on climate change solutions. Climate Correction’s mission is to educate the public with data about climate change and to empower individuals to make strides toward a renewable and more sustainable future. Climate Correction brings together leading industry experts, researchers, academic faculties, students and the general public in a common goal of sharing ideas, cutting-edge research and innovation, and solutions to accelerate positive global change. The free event will be held virtually on April 23rd, 2021. For more information visit

About VoLo Foundation
VoLo Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 2014 with a mission to accelerate change and global impact by supporting science-based climate solutions, enhancing education, and improving health. VoLo Foundation believes that developing and sharing knowledge through facts and data accelerates positive global change. Through original research and analysis, and in collaboration with philanthropic and academic partners, VoLo aims to enrich the lives of individuals, strengthen communities, and educate future generations. The organization tracks its progress using a variety of qualitative and quantitative approaches, and it supports programs that generate measurable, meaningful, and sustainable results.


Media Contact:
Danixa Lopez
Santa Cruz Communications

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