Video: UI engineering student tries to become America’s Next Eco-Star


UI student Elliott Beenk hopes to become America’s Next Eco-Star. Students around the nation are submitting videos about why they should be America’s Next Eco-Star. SmartPower and the U.S. Department of Energy sponsor the contest, and the winner will receive a paid trip this summer to the Sustainable Futures Academy in Germany, and a fellowship with SmartPower.

Beenk is an Environmental Engineering graduate student. He hopes to eventually work with music festivals to help them become more sustainable.

Read the Press-Citizen’s article about Beenk and the contest here.