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UD's Fourth Annual Environmental Case Competition


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Have an idea to reduce waste or improve sustainability on campus?

The Blue Hen Economics Club, the Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN), and the UD Green Grants Program are pleased to announce the fourth annual Environmental Case Competition.

The case competition presents students with a wonderful opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills creatively to imagine new ways for the University of Delaware to improve its environmental footprint.

Step 1: Attend a Q&A Session
The Blue Hen Economics Club will hold two brief Q&A sessions for UD students interested in participating at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 19, and Tuesday, March 20, in Purnell Hall room 450.

Step 2: Submit a Proposal
Undergraduate students or student teams are invited to submit proposals detailing their ideas for reducing waste on campus or making UD’s campus more sustainable. Proposals will be accepted until Monday, March 26, 2018. Submissions should be emailed to Victoria Williams at vwilli@udel.edu.

Ideas submitted in years past include clotheslines in the residence halls, aluminum can drives, and rain gardens. Students applying should investigate potential solutions to an environmental problem, including research on the feasibility for UD’s campus. Written proposals should be one to two pages in length and should describe the idea. Each proposal will be evaluated based on creativity, feasibility, and exactitude.

Step 3: Attend the Final Competition
Successful proposals will be invited to proceed to the final competition at 7 p.m. on April 25 in 005 Kirkbride Hall, where finalists will give oral presentations to a panel of judges. The competition will be open to the public.

Step 4: Receive Your Reward
The two top entries will receive prizes — $500 for first place and $250 for second place. In addition, the UD Sustainability Task Force will consider implementing the winning idea on UD’s campus, subject to feasibility, through its Green Grants Program.

For more information about the competition, contact Victoria Williams at vwilli@udel.edu or visit the competition webpage at bhecon.com/case.