ECSU student vies for Toyota Green Initiative prize
Kesha Williams April 25, 2014
Donyai Moffatt, a junior from Kinston, N.C., majoring in aviation science at Elizabeth
City State University, is one of five students from Historically Black Colleges and
Universities participating in the 2014 Toyota Green Initiative Contest. The Toyota
Green Initiative (TGI) is a movement to help participants find smart, simple ideas
that can make an environmental impact in their community. Working with Historically
Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), TGI is leading the way to a better tomorrow.
Moffatt reached the semi-final phase of the contest and won $500 to use towards executing
a suitable project to green the campus. Moffatt implemented a bike-loaner program
(March 14- April 14) for ECSU students that made bikes available between 8 a.m. and
5 p.m. weekdays. Bike use reduced the reliance on energy consuming vehicles.
Now through May 1, he needs votes from the community in support of his project to
in order to qualify for the grand prize. To vote and see a description of his green
project, visit the following link: https://www.toyotagreen.com/contest/entries.php#entries