Student teams will create a communication message and strategy (e.g., blog posting, sharing a video) on "hot topics" in sustainability based on the material we provide. Teams will have the chance to decide and experiment which media channels (e.g., Twitter, YouTube, a website) are best suited to reach the most people and receive expert feedback on their communication concepts before entering an online competition. Teams will finally present their messages and strategies at the final event when the team with the most impactful communication will be awarded a cash prize kindly sponsored by EWZ.
As a student, you can decide to communicate one specific topic, such as food waste generated in Swiss homes, or focus on high-level sustainability topics, such as greenhouse gas emissions by sectors. Find below a few examples of sustainability topics.
You can join the Communication Challenge next to your studies or research. It requires approximately 1-day effort per week. Here you find the main dates of the programme.
*These teamwork sessions are not mandatory. You will work autonomously within your team. However, we have booked the Project Space at the ETH Student Project House and will provide you with prototyping material on the following dates.
The Communication Challenge programme is powered by sus.lab and the Social Innovation Lab @ ETH Student Project House.
About the Social Innovation Lab: The Social Innovation Lab at SPH offers students an opportunity to learn and experience how new products, processes or partnerships can tackle unsolved problems in society. Through talks, hackathons and design challenges, you will get inspired from solutions to climate change, deep poverty, inequalities, alienation, and many more. Click here to discover more about the Social Innovation Lab at Student Project House.
About sus.lab: sus.lab is an initiative of SusTec - the Group for Sustainability and Technology at ETH Zurich. As a group of interdisciplinary researchers and practitioners, we work towards an economy in which sustainable practices have become mainstream in all economic activities. The Sustainability in Business Lab brings sustainability research into practice through highly collaborative project work with firms and other organisations. Click here to learn more about the sus.lab activities.
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