Canon is also currently accepting applications for its inaugural Canon Grants Program, Inspiring Tomorrow, with submissions closing on August 4.
Canon is offering a total of over $30,000 worth of grants including Canon equipment, as part of its commitment to support schools and not-for-profit groups who are addressing societal and environmental issues to make a positive difference in their communities.
The company says winners will be selected based on the positive impact their project will have on their environment or community, as well as the significance of Canon’s products in ensuring the project’s success.
Yusuke Mizoguchi says, “Canon supports those making a positive contribution in their communities and wants to empower them with the tools to share their story.
“We are humbled by the selfless acts of not-for-profit organisations, schools, environmental and community programs. We are excited to broaden the program this year to also give a helping hand to those addressing social issues, and encourage anyone who fits the criteria to apply.”
Living Ocean (NSW), won the 2016 Environmental Grant in the Community Category, receiving $5,000 worth of Canon devices and equipment including a digital camera and a video recorder. These devices went towards their mission to raises awareness of human impact on oceanic health through two key projects; a marine studies program that monitors ocean wildlife and a beach clean-up campaign called ‘No Plastic Please’.
Robbi Newman, founder, Living Ocean, says, “We were grateful to receive two Canon cameras, the XC10 and the PowerShot G3X, which have allowed us to raise awareness of the fragility of our oceans and to highlight the need to care for them. We use the equipment to document Shearwater populations and the impact of plastics in their diet plus population effects from overfishing on Lord Howe Island.”
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