Grambling State University student Corban Bell is the national grand prize winner of Toyota’s Green Initiative, a contest challenging students at historically black colleges and universities to create sustainable green programming on their campuses. Bell, a member of the GSU Student Government Association, wins a one-year lease of a Toyota Prius, but according to school officials, the campus will gain something much greater.
“As an involved Student Government Association leader, Bell, 23, proposed a university-wide recycling program, one that would have been implemented with students’ help whether he won the Toyota contest or not. In early April, students passed a bill to create a self-assessed fee of $1 per semester. That fee will raise about $50,000 to support the recycling program during the next five years.”