The Sustainability Contest is a chance for you to voice your ideas about sustainability.
Thursday, April 6, 2017 @ 2 pm
East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, Lecture Recital Hall, 127F
Participants will select a topic that they are passionate about in sustainability. The participant will develop a way to share information in a presentation. This may be through telling a story, highlighting an idea, or pursuing a question. Each presentation will be accompanied by visual slides and should be 4 – 6 minutes long. Registered participants must submit a practice/demo video of their presentation.
Prizes will be awarded to the top presentations with a grand prize of $50 gift card to the ICC Bookstore.
Sustainability is the intersection of society, economics, and the environment. Any topic from any academic discipline that combines these three areas is welcome for the Sustainability Contest.
Your presentation can be a lecture, a story, a poem, etc… be creative!
Below are some examples of TED Talks and Ignite Presentations to help inspire you.
Ignite Show: Scott Berkun – “Why and How to Give an Ignite Talk”
Topher White: “What can save the rainforest? Your used cell phone”
Ray Anderson: “The Business Logic of Sustainability”
These are the rules TED Talk speakers follow:
Participants will be scored on the following areas:
Understanding of topic within sustainability
The Sustainability Contest is a great way to build student skills in research, communication, presentation, and understanding of the relevance and importance of sustainability. These are highly prized characteristics by our students’ future employers! Faculty should encourage student participation by making students aware of the contest through posting the link on their Blackboard sites, displaying signage, and mentioning in class, and by promoting the rewards of getting involved. If assigning credit or extra credit, faculty will be able to verify student participation by viewing student participation lists and presentation videos on ICC’s Greening the Curriculum webpage.
In order to participate, students must register and have their demo in by April 3, 2017.