When Chris returned home to Australia, after having participated in the Volvo Adventure, he was promoted to vice chairman of the local Environment Network and as an ambassador for the Landcare movement. “Why not give it a go yourself - anyone could be as successful as us", says 17 year-old Chris McLean.
Chris McLean was one of one hundred enthusiastic participants in the Volvo Adventure final in Göteborg in 2002. His school teacher had registered the team for the competition on the internet, which later got Chris and his team, “the Stony Creek Regeneration Project”, to travel to Göteborg and present their environmental project at the international award ceremony.
Chris McLean and his team ended up on second place in the Volvo Adventure 2002. Second in the world! It is now time for the 2003 Volvo Adventure competition.
“I’m confident that we will receive as many high quality competing projects as last year”, says Sven Eckerstein, Senior Vice President and Deputy CEO of Volvo Car Corporation. “The participants in the Volvo Adventure are the decision-makers of tomorrow. We want to encourage young people to take on practical local environmental projects and thereby increase environmental awareness”, he continues.
Volvo Adventure is a joint project between the Volvo Group and Volvo Car Corporation. It’s an internet-based global environmental competition for young people, aged 10 to 16. Schools from all over the world are encouraged to take part in the competition. Last year a total of eight teams were selected for the final, which took place in Göteborg, Sweden.
More information can be found on http://www.volvoadventure.org Contact Volvo Car Corporation: Jeanette Carlsson, +46 31 592321
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