In 2016, the B.Y.O. Bottle won the Inaugural Bring Your Green challenge Green Idea contest. That idea has morphed into BYOchange.org -a campaign to encourage consumers to make better choices to reduce waste and environmental impact.
The 2018 contest is challenging YOU in Bring Your Green 2.0 to further the impact of the Be Your Own Change campaign by helping us define a mystery challenge for local teams to up-cycle materials for a finished project that can be used to reduce waste and/ or to educate and mobilize to shift attitudes & behaviors at the Boneyard Build Off – a “Junkyard Wars” style competition to be held on August 4-5, 2018 at Carillon Park.
Art displays, robotics, drones, crushers, human powered machines, bio-feedback, are all in play! We want all your creative ideas. Just consider four parts of the problem: waste reduction, resource use, consumer experience and the possible visible solution.
Best part of this? If your idea is selected, you will receive a $500 check and you will see your idea come to life at the Dayton Mini Maker Faire!
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Individuals, Students, Businesses, Anyone and Everyone!
Ideas accepted through July 8, 2018.
To submit, email your idea in a PDF form to BringYourGreen@mcohio.org. Make sure to include the following in your submission:
- Contact information (name, email address, phone number, and mailing address)
- Idea description ( no more than 1000 words)
- Potential users (who can use or display the resulting apparatus, examples include coffee houses, schools, the Environmental Learning Center, etc..)
- Any specific resources needed (do teams need special resources such as programmers, engineers, chemists, waste specialists, etc…)