Aim2Sustain is a business sustainability competition for year 10-13 to either create a sustainability solution for their school or a curriculum resource to help students in their school learn about sustainability issues.
The project can focus on one of the following: (i) helping the school to improve sustainability in a particular area of its activities; (ii) helping the school improve its green credentials overall; or (iii) planning a curriculum resource that will help students to learn about sustainable development or a specific sustainability issue.
How to get involved?
Working in teams of no more than five, you will be required to choose whether you wish to focus on identifying a business sustainability solution to help the school improve its own sustainability or on planning a curriculum resource to help students at your school better learn about sustainability issues. Then following discussion with key people from your school (e.g. teachers, other staff, students) you need to identify the key area for your sustainability project and either identify sustainable ways to change how the school operates to become more sustainable or plan a curriculum resource that will help students learn about sustainability.
You will be required to present a project plan on your sustainability solution or sustainability curriculum resource at a University event.
Group presentations of the Sustainability Project Plan should be no more than 15 minutes long, including time for questions at the end, and should include:
- an overview of your school or college
- the area of sustainability that you will focus on
- a clear objective for the project
- strategy for creating your sustainability solution or curriculum resource (i.e., how you plan to achieve your objective objective)
- evidence of a commitment from stakeholders at the school (it is really important to show us that your idea can be implemented by the School)
- a timeline for your activities
- details of the resources required
- a budget to cover costs to complete your project
- details of how you will measure the success of your project