Congrats to the winning team, Renotable, from the Earth Day Campus Sustainability Concept Development and Pitch Competition. Students interactively brainstormed potential issues and ways to make sustainable improvements on campus, and then were given personas to cater their ideas to a certain group.
The winning team, Renoteable, composed of MSE students Chris Lo, Keshav Swarup, Shawn Gregory, and Ryan Dwyer came up with a service project where old notebooks would be recycled, put through a composting process to gain nutrients, and then be used in the GT community garden as part of a germination medium. This project would be lead by a GT sorority and funded by the parent's foundation. Judges for the compeition included James Field (ID Master's, Serve Learn Sustain), Beril Toktay (Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business), and Anne Rogers (Office of Campus Sustainability). Teams were graded based on originality of idea, assessment of feasibility, and presentation skills. Judges were especially impressed of Renoteable's consideration of the entire supply chain for the notebooks.