EA PPT 1/15/2014

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EA PPT 1/15/2014

  1. 1. • Online Crowdsourcing Platform - www.ecoapprentice.com • EcoChallenge: Sustainability issue that needs to be creatively addressed or reassessed • • EcoBounty: Cash incentive awarded for best EcoSolution • Student Benefits: EcoSolution: Creative sustainable solution that solves issue and makes or saves challenger money • Experiential learning – looks great on a resume! • Earn academic credit – make professional connections • Can help create jobs, products, or new businesses using EcoBounty as start-up seed money
  2. 2. Crowdsourcing Sustainability Questions EcoChallenge Businesses Students Solution Seeker Solution Providers Government Organizations Businesses Organizations EcoSolution
  3. 3. EcoChallenge EcoSolution • Airport Furniture • Hydroponic Channel • Garden Edging ✓Fixed Handrails
  4. 4. EcoChallenge EcoSolution • Partnership with PSU • Students examined business practices and procedures • Students created evaluation tools • Students submitted recommendations • Students developed marketing plan ✓ STI Certification awarded ✓ Students received academic credit for capstone
  5. 5. EcoChallenge EcoSolution • Urban Wood in PDX contains pieces of houses, scraps, paint, shellac, etc. • 60,000 tons a year of debris passes through • Currently chipped and sold as “hog fuel” to paper mills. Biomass has multiple uses • Looking for alternative good for profit & planet ➡ $27,000 EcoBounty awarded to solution finders!
  6. 6. EcoChallenges Become a member to share solution ideas or make comments!
  7. 7. EcoSolutions Win the EcoBounty!
  8. 8. PCC Students – Next Steps • • • • • Become an EcoApprentice member (it’s free) to be notified of new EcoChallenges. Go to: www.ecoapprentice.com Talk to an Instructor about getting academic or class project credit by finding or engaging an EcoChallenge Tip us to an organization with an Eco Challenge... Get 1% of the EcoBounty! To increase the power of the student crowd…thanks for liking us on Facebook and/or sharing with friends and using social media. Twitter @ecoapprentice Have a great idea on how we can work together? richard@ecoapprentice.com

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