PitE is teaming up with Wendy Abrams to provide students the opportunity to create environmental change. The Abrams Environmental Action Challenge encourages individual undergraduates or teams to create an action plan that aims to influence constituencies to promote environmental health and sustainable practices.
THE WINNING ACTION PLAN WILL RECEIVE $1000 FOR ITS CREATION AND IMPLEMENTATION!!
- The challenges of realizing urban agriculture as a source of foodstuffs
- How the presence of art can renew the sense of environmental stewardship
- Developing and implementing renewable energy policy
- Developing and implementing alternative transit systems to reduce automobile use
- Addressing distribution, consumption, and conservation of water
- Developing livable or “sustainable” cities
- Providing environmental education initiatives (K-12, park service, etc)
- Driving ecosystem conservation efforts
This list is not meant to be an exclusive or exhaustive.
Other ideas are not only welcome, but encouraged!
Each action plan must clearly and concisely describe your objectives, and must also
describe the activities proposed to achieve these objectives by answering the following questions:
- What is the scale of your plan: individuals, families, small groups, municipalities, counties, states, national government, public organizations, trusts … etc.? As an extension, how many people do you hope to influence?
- Who will be your collaborators, i.e., what organizations and/or individuals will be involved? (Please list)
- What resources will you need, i.e., financial/logistical support?
- What makes you think the idea will work, i.e., what information do you have that indicates the idea can be readily implemented?
- How will you know if it works, i.e., what are your metrics for success?