Green Bootcamp @ North West
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?
23 & 30 July 2022 (Saturday)
@ Nanyang Technological University
Experimental Medicine Building
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 (email@example.com)
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 Bootcamp. Results will be announced by 10 July 2022, through e-mail.
Application Deadline: 8 July 2022
18 - 22 July
NTU Asst. Prof Janice Lee Using Environmental Justice Principles & Systems Thinking for Sustainability Action Talk
WASH in Southeast Asia (WISE) Designing for Behaviour Workshop (Theory)
NTU WSC GO! Introduction of GO! Green Initiatives
Matthew James International's Pitching Communication Skills Workshop (Theory)
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)
Ice Breakers: Eco Ideatopia Card Game
Green Sproutz Singapore’s Candle Gel Workshop
Allianz Reinsurance & Sustainability Talk
Proposal Submission by 24 July, 2359
25 - 26 July
Preliminary Judging by Organising Committee
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
Refinement Time for Finalist Teams
Pitching by Teams
Dinner & Judges Deliberation
Prize Presentation Ceremony
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.
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!
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Yong Hui (email@example.com).