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Green Bootcamp @ North West

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PROBLEM STATEMENT

How might your team influence the community to adopt sustainable practices into their daily lives?

Guiding Points For Ideation

  • What is your idea of a local community?

    • How will you define your community?

  • Why did you choose to narrow down to the group of people?

    • What are some shared values/interests within the community?

  • What is lacking in current efforts to inculcate habits and/or promote mindset shifts within the chosen community?

  • What improvements can be made and how?

    • Through tangible or intangible methods or both?

    • How will you target this community collectively?

  • What is the outcome of this idea and how can it be realised?​​​​​​

 
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EVENT DETAILS

23 & 30 July 2022 (Saturday)

@ Nanyang Technological University

Experimental Medicine Building

Team Requirements

  • Form a team of 3 to 5 pax with an appointed leader

  • Aged 18 to 26 years old

  • Studying in Polytechnics, ITEs, Junior Colleges, and/or Universities​ (includes graduating students)

  • (OPTIONAL) Submit pictures of yourself & brief ideas about your solution by emailing Yong Hui (ytan190@e.ntu.edu.sg)

 

Teams that submit their brief ideas will be prioritised for shortlisting based on the feasibility and creativity of their ideas.

We regret to inform that only shortlisted teams will progress to the next stage of the BootcampResults will be announced by 10 July 2022, through e-mail.

Application Deadline: 8 July 2022

 
 
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TIMELINE

18 - 22 July

Recorded Talk

Recorded Talk

Welcome Ceremony

NTU Asst. Prof Janice Lee Using Environmental Justice Principles & Systems Thinking for Sustainability Action Talk

Recorded Talk

Recorded Talk

WASH in Southeast Asia (WISE) Designing for Behaviour Workshop (Theory)

NTU WSC GO! Introduction of GO! Green Initiatives

Recorded Talk

Matthew James International's Pitching Communication Skills Workshop (Theory)

Recorded Talk

Recorded Talk

The Sustainability Project Zero Waste Lifestyle Talk

ToiletRollSG Kickstarting Your Own Green Event

23 July, Saturday 

9.00am - 12.00pm 

12.00pm - 1.00pm 

1.00pm - 2.00pm 

2.00pm - 3.00pm 

3.00pm - 4.00pm 

WASH in Southeast Asia (WISE) Designing for Behaviour Workshop (Hands-on)

Lunch

Ice Breakers: Eco Ideatopia Card Game

Green Sproutz Singapore’s Candle Gel Workshop

Allianz Reinsurance & Sustainability Talk

24 July

Proposal Submission by 24 July, 2359

25 - 26 July

Preliminary Judging by Organising Committee

26 July

Announcement of Final 10 Teams by 12pm

30 July, Saturday

10.00am - 1.00pm 

1.00pm - 2.00pm 

2.00pm - 3.00pm 

3.00pm - 6.30pm 

6.30pm - 7.30pm 

7.30pm - 8.00pm 

Matthew James International’s Coaching Session

Lunch

Refinement Time for Finalist Teams

Pitching by Teams

Dinner & Judges Deliberation

Prize Presentation Ceremony

 
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ECO-STEWARDSHIP

In view of low adoption of green practices despite high awareness locally, it is crucial that youths gain a deeper understanding of present-day environmental issues and begin to cultivate the habit of undertaking sustainable practices.

To drive eco-stewardship among Singaporeans, we aim to engage and empower youths in the design and implementation of original and feasible solutions to increase sustainability of and adoption of sustainable practices.

Encourage youths to take action towards climate change and sustainable living through a platform that allows them to turn their ideas into reality, Filled with creativity and passion– we believe that your ideas can contribute to positive changes.

 
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PRIZES

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1st Prize

$1000 CapitaVoucher

2nd Prize

$800 CapitaVoucher

3rd Prize

$600 CapitaVoucher

You can also stand a chance to win prizes for good ideas and enthusiastic participation!

Teams will also get an opportunity to realise their ideas!

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FAQ

General

What exactly is this event about?

Green Bootcamp @ North West is a short, intensive, workshop-like experience for participants to address issues of low adoption of green practices despite high awareness locally. Participants work in teams and use design thinking and innovative learning practices to ideate and collaborate on possible solutions.

Registration

What are we supposed to write in the 1-page proposal?

We will be assessing the feasibility and creativity of your ideas through a 1-page proposal (font size 12) to determine whether your team is shortlisted for this event.  Do briefly describe the issue your solution is tackling and the details of your solution. Be sure to include how your solution can influence the community at large and its effectiveness in solving the issue discussed. You may include illustrations to support the idea.

The breakdown of the judging rubric for the general idea submission is as follows:

  • 20% Relevance

  • 30% Creativity

  • 25% Feasibility

  • 25% Impact

Can we form teams across different schools?

Yes! We do not require teams to be formed from the same institution. However, all members will need to fit within the participation eligibility.

 

How do I know if my team has been shortlisted?

An email confirmation will be sent to your team leader by 10 July 2022 if your team is shortlisted.

 

Is there a cost to participate?

No, it is free! Sign up with your friends to innovate and devise new solutions to make a difference.​

Can we submit an idea that we have worked on previously or with some progress made?

Yes, you can! As long as it is relevant to our problem statement. However, do take note that you should not copy existing ideas but are advised to research loopholes of existing solutions and improve on them.

How many teams will we be competing with?

We will be shortlisting 20 teams to proceed to the next stage of the Bootcamp.

 

How many submission rounds will be there?

- Shortlisting: 20 teams shortlisted for the Bootcamp (1-page proposal submission is optional)

- Preliminary Judging: Written proposal submission

- Final Pitching & Judging: 10 Finalist Teams will be selected

The breakdown of the judging rubric for preliminary judging is as follows:

  • 20% Relevance

  • 25% Innovation

  • 20% Feasibility

  • 20% Impact

  • 10% Presentation

  • 5% Attendance

Workshops & Talks

Are workshops and talks compulsory for everyone?

We strongly encourage all participants to attend the physical workshops held on 23rd and 30th July to refine your ideas, as well as view the recorded workshops provided. These workshops will provide your team with an edge in delivering the best idea. Your team’s attendance will also be taken into account for preliminary judging. 

What do I need to prepare for the event (e.g. software, documents, etc.)?

You are highly encouraged to bring your laptop or any writing materials to jot down notes during the workshops and talks. You will also require a viewing device to view the recorded workshops and talks.

How will workshops and pitches be conducted (in light of COVID-19)?

Some workshops, as well as the final pitching, will continue to be conducted physically at NTU Experimental Medicine Building (EMB) on 23rd and 30th July, Saturday. More information will be disseminated to the finalist teams.

Who are the judges for the final pitching?

The judging panel will consist of professionals from our partners.

Prizes

Where will the results be announced?

Will the winning teams be able to get an opportunity to implement their project?

Yes! The winning teams get the opportunity to implement your project in the community. 

Others

Will meals be provided?

Yes! We will be providing lunch and refreshments on days that require physical attendance.

I have other queries that are not answered here! Who do I ask?

All information about the event will be disseminated via email and Telegram if your team is shortlisted. Please email your queries to Roshini (simm0014@e.ntu.edu.sg) or Yong Hui (ytan190@e.ntu.edu.sg).

 
 
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