We've teamed up with Bournemouth University
We are sponsoring this years BU x SUBU sustainability challenge.
What is the Sustainability Challenge?
Do you have a fantastic sustainable idea that could be incorporated into every day life on campus? Then this is for you!
The Sustainability Challenge is:
- A chance to inspire and help Bournemouth University become more environmentally sustainable by creating an idea as an individual or as part of a team
- A chance to work across disciplines with students from other faculties or departments, and create an interdisciplinary and innovative idea
- An opportunity to win £100 from our challenge Sponsorship offering from the team here at Gaia Card to help kickstart your idea
- An experience that will give you new skills, new contacts and impress future employers
Sustainability Challenge - 20-21 Results
The 20-21 Sustainability Challenge took place on February 24th 2021 and saw 7 teams of BU students come together to present their ideas on how Bournemouth University could improve its sustainability for a chance to win £500 to make their idea into a reality. The challenge was run in collaboration with BU Sustainability and the prize money was sponsored by Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council.
The 7 teams had 2 months to prepare for their presentation which was judged on the level of research and testing, innovation and creativity, practical ability and application and, finally, overall impact. We had some really innovative ideas presented to our judging panel including on campus refill shops, a wall of kindness, a plant based campus and much more!
However, the winning idea was ‘The Sustainability Starter Pack’. This idea was created by 3 BU Masters students - Megan Leonard, June Vorraa and Lucy James. Some students that we had the plesaure of working with last year. The Sustainability Starter Pack is an initiative that will give all BU students a simple guide on how to live a sustainable life whilst at BU by making small changes to their everyday life such as their diet, recycling and waste management, sustainable travel and much more! Keep your eyes peeled for more information launching soon!