Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.
Build a team of 2-5 people. This can be students from multiple houses. Come up with an idea that will encourage sustainable practices and behaviors. Pilot Proposals Due December 4th (midnight). Five Finalists will win $500 to pilot and test their program.
Finalists will have from January 25-April 13 2018 to further develop their idea. Event organizers will check in to assess progress and the staff of the Design Thinking Initiative will be available during the pilot period to assist with brainstorming and prototyping. Final plan due April 13th (midnight). Presentations and winners announced the week of April 16th. $1000 Grand Prize to the winning house, and the opportunity to work with the Office of Campus Sustainability the following year to implement the solution campus-wide.
Resources for Proposal Inspiration
Smith Action Plans
Zeri: Zero Emissions Research & Initiatives
THE FIVE CORE PRINCIPLES of Sustain-ability Buckminster Fuller Institute
No impact Man Project
China’s upcoming import ban will impact recycling in the US dramatically
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Get support as you go
How to know if your idea is financially viable?
Contact Randall Bartlett, Professor of Economics. He is happy to be a resource for teams. Meet with him during his office hours at Pierce Hall 102 Monday 4-5 and Wednesday 3-4. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Speak to reps of the challenge in person
Stop by the lower level of the Campus Center THURSDAYS FROM 12-1pm through November 30th. Come to learn more and leave with inspirations!
Go through a design thinking process
Get idea generation support! Special Studies Student, Angie Gregory, studying with the Design Thinking Initiative, will be at 25A Henshaw Ave (Capen Annex and home of the Design Thinking Initiative) Thursdays 1-2pm. Or email email@example.com
November 6th: Innovative Strategies Workshop
Workshop hosted by the Conway Center with Jenn Maer ’93, Design Director at IDEO. 5—6:30 p.m., CC103/104. Jenn will present a case study of IDEO’s engagement with The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. She will also workshop IDEO’s approach to creating positive impact through design for pressing problems identified by students. Dinner provided. RSVP: https://smith.campuslabs.com/engage/event/1321666