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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

1 - 15 June 2022

@ 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)

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

 

We will be shortlisting teams based on the feasibility and creativity of your ideas.

We regret to inform that only shortlisted teams will progress to the next stage of the BootcampResults will be announced by 30 May 2022, through e-mail.

Application Deadline: 28 May 2022

 
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TIMELINE

1 June

9.00am - 9.30am 

9.30am - 12.30pm 

12.30pm - 1.30pm 

1.30pm - 3.00pm 

3.00pm - 4.00pm 

Welcome Ceremony

WASH in Southeast Asia (WISE) Behavioural Change Workshop (Theory based)

Lunch

Ice Breakers

Allianz Reinsurance & Sustainability Talk

Recorded Talk

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

2 June

10.00am - 11.00am 

11.00am - 12.00pm 

12.00pm - 1.00pm 

1.00pm - 2.00pm 

2.00pm - 3.00pm 

Hemispheres Foundation’s Talk on previously executed projects 

Green Sproutz Singapore’s Candle Gel Workshop

Plant-Based Lunch

Centre for a Responsible Future’s Plant-based lifestyle talk

ToiletRollSG Talk on kickstarting own green event

3 June

9.00am - 12.00pm 

12.00pm - 1.00pm 

1.00pm - 2.30pm 

2.30pm - 3.30pm 

WASH in Southeast Asia (WISE) Behavioural Change Workshop (Hands-on)

Lunch

Hemispheres Foundation’s Mentoring Workshop on Project Sustainability

Wrap-Up by NWCDC Mayor

4 June

Proposal Submission by 4 June, 2359

5 June

Preliminary Judging

6 June

Announcement of Final 10 Teams

7 June

9.00am - 1.00pm 

1.00pm - 2.00pm 

Matthew James International’s Communication Skills Workshop

Lunch

8 - 14 June

Refinement time for participants

15 June

9.00am - 12.00pm 

12.00pm - 1.00pm 

1.00pm - 3.00pm 

3.00pm - 3.30pm 

3.30pm - 4.00pm 

Group A (6 teams) Pitch

Lunch

Group B (4 teams) Pitch

Judges’ Deliberation Period

Announcement of Winners & Prize Presentation

 
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ECO-STEWARDSHIP

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

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3rd Prize

$600 CapitaVoucher

4th Prize

$400 CapitaVoucher

Most Enthusiastic Award

$200 CapitaVoucher

(2 teams)

Teams will 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 23 May 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 on 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?

After the initial submission, the top 20 teams will be selected based on the judging rubrics. These teams undergo training in the form of workshops and activities for a duration of 10 days. The selected teams will then be required to submit a presentation for preliminary judging. Thereafter, the top 10 teams will be selected as finalist teams and proceed to the next stage of the Bootcamp.

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?

All workshops will be conducted in the first week of June 2021, and we strongly encourage all participants to attend these workshops to refine your idea. These workshops will provide your team 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.

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

All workshops and pitching will continue to be conducted physically at NTU Experimental Medicine Building (EMB). More information will be disseminated to the finalist teams.

Who are the judges for the final pitching?

The judges panel will consist of professionals from our partners.

Prizes

When will the results be announced?

  • Shortlisted teams will be announced on 23 May 2022

  • Top 10 teams will be announced by 6 June 2022

  • Results will be posted on our Website, Instagram, and Facebook.

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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OUR CO-ORGANISER

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OUR PARTNERS

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