Sustainable Campus International Competition

14th April 2014

All students around the World are invited to sign up to represent their university and make their campus sustainable

The second edition of the Sustainable Campus International Competition (SCIC) is open for free registration online. This is an opportunity for students worldwide to transform their academic learning into real world actions and impacts. They are invited to design and apply a tool, system or practice that addresses sustainability issues relevant to their campus.

SCIC is designed as an 18-month competition.  Students are asked to develop a sustainability project they can implement within their campuses and communities within one academic year. The strongest projects will forecast tangible impacts by the end of the academic year, though the projects may and are encouraged to continue in the future.

The student teams will be judged for their ability to improve sustainability impacts based on specific metrics, the strength of their engagement strategy with stakeholders and the overall quality of the project presented. The SCIC 2014 international jury panel will be presided by the EAUC CEO, Iain Patton, and he declares that: “Revolution is in the air and the SCIC is at the heart of the new student-driven and staff-supported sustainability mandate that is empowering students to unleash their transformative potential”.

Students will receive online support and mentorship throughout the development of their project. The top three finalist teams will participate in an online final presentation and judging session. The SCIC will award $CAN 3,000 to the team that is selected by the judges as the strongest project. All teams are encouraged to implement their projects and submit a project assessment by July 2015 for a chance to gain further recognition.

From now: Registration is open to all students, online support and mentorship provided
• June 30 2014: Project submission deadline                         
• July and August 2014: Judges evaluate project submissions
• August 13 2014: Top three finalists announced. Each finalist team selects its representative for the final round
• August 26 from 10am to noon: MST Final round: Top three finalist teams participate in an online final presentation and judging session
• September 1 to June 30 2015: Project implementation
• July 30 2015: Project evaluation & metric assessment deadline

“The Sustainable Campus International Competition has allowed us to set up a project that now impacts the lives of thousands of students and marks the advent of a new era in Senegal towards selective sorting and recycling of waste”, says student Donald Patrick Bambara, member of the SCIC 2013 winning Green Act project from the Superior Institute of Management in Dakar, Senegal.

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