Do you have a fantastic sustainable idea that could be incorporated into every day life on campus? Then the Sustainability Challenge is for you!
The Sustainability Challenge is an opportunity to:
inspire and help Bournemouth University become more environmentally sustainable by creating an idea as an individual or as part of a team and presenting your idea to a panel of judges
work across disciplines with students from other faculties or departments, and create an interdisciplinary and innovative idea
gain new skills, new contacts and impress future employers
win £100 from our challenge Sponsor 'Gaia Card' to help kickstart your idea
What is the Challenge?
In the Sustainability Challenge, you will work in a team or individually to create a business case for an idea you have that could make BU more environmentally-sustainable. You will need to research your idea and show how it could be incorporated into Bournemouth University life. Think outside the box! It can be based on any area of Bournemouth University from food to travel, to accomodation, retail outlets, your course and more!
Between our launch event on 3rd November, where we will give you everything you need to develop your idea, you will work on your idea so it's ready to present at the Final on 3rd December to our panel of judges who will choose the best idea to win £100!
What could I win?
The winners of the Sustainability Challenge will receive £100 from Gaia to be invested into kickstarting their idea
Gaia card will be planting 500 trees in aid of the winners of the challenge
Runners up will also receive a free Gaia Card to gain discounts at local sustainable businesses
The Challenge will be sponsored this year by 'Gaia Card'- a local sustainable business that was founded by a previous BU graduate!
Gaia is helping our communities, businesses and consumers be more sustainable. We are calling for…consumers and businesses alike to choose positively impactful products, to use them wisely and to engage with brands and the issues they care about. We are making sustainable and healthy living more affordable and accessible to the masses. We make consumerism go hand-in-hand with climate activism, allowing you to do your part whilst still living a busy modern life. Whilst giving back to regeneration projects around the world.