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Campus Sustainability to present Invent for Earth Day virtual design challenge

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Boise State Campus Sustainability will host their first-ever electronic team challenge April 20-22. Invent for Earth Day is a collaborative competition to create sustainable solutions for campus. Students will work in teams to solve a sustainability challenge and present their solutions to a panel of judges made up of campus and community members working in sustainability.

Students can register to participate on the sustainability website. The deadline to register is 5 p.m. Friday, April 17.

Teams will be created based on students’ interest in working on one of the five design prompts:

  • Create an “eco-reps” peer-to-peer educators program
  • Reduce cars on campus through active transportation
  • Identify solutions for a plastic free campus
  • Reduce campus energy use
  • Develop a thrift store to reuse or repurpose materials that would typically be thrown away

All teams will have access to a variety of online resources, a dedicated facilitator and sustainability consultants to assist them with their projects.

Students will present their solutions and be awarded prizes in a live Zoom and social media event on 6-8 p.m. Earth Day, April 22.