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The [[Media:Bright Ideas Grant.doc‎|Bright Ideas Grant]] (BIG) is a brainchild of Environmental Campus Outreach (ECO) to encourage student groups to think green when planning their group events and projects. Groups should complete the below application and may receive up to $200 to support their greener event. In addition, groups have the opportunity to discuss their green ideas with ECO members to help with their proposal. BIG seeks to expand the capacity of groups that creatively and effectively conserve resources, without sacrificing group creativity and event quality.
The Bright Ideas Grant [[Media:Bright Ideas Grant.doc‎]] (BIG) is a brainchild of Environmental Campus Outreach (ECO) to encourage student groups to think green when planning their group events and projects. Groups should complete the below application and may receive up to $200 to support their greener event. In addition, groups have the opportunity to discuss their green ideas with ECO members to help with their proposal. BIG seeks to expand the capacity of groups that creatively and effectively conserve resources, without sacrificing group creativity and event quality.
 
  
 
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Grants are awarded by event or production, so a group may apply multiple times even within the same quarter.
 
Grants are awarded by event or production, so a group may apply multiple times even within the same quarter.
 
 
  
 
== When can I apply? ==
 
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Grant recipients should hear by March 30th. The Grant is awarded retroactively, meaning upon completion of the project showing the green initiative proposed, ECO will award the $200 of funding.
 
Grant recipients should hear by March 30th. The Grant is awarded retroactively, meaning upon completion of the project showing the green initiative proposed, ECO will award the $200 of funding.
 
  
 
== What happens next? ==
 
== What happens next? ==
 
 
If your group is interested in applying for BIG, but is not sure how to green a part of your event, please contact brightideasgrant@gmail.com, and we will set up a consultation appointment with an ECO member to discuss possible ways to green your event or project. Following this consultation, your group can apply for BIG funding.
 
If your group is interested in applying for BIG, but is not sure how to green a part of your event, please contact brightideasgrant@gmail.com, and we will set up a consultation appointment with an ECO member to discuss possible ways to green your event or project. Following this consultation, your group can apply for BIG funding.
 
 
 
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. ECO consultation throughout the process is an option, and receipts relating to greening supplies according to budget should be turned into ECO at the end of the event. Funding does not have to be allocated exclusively on Green products, especially if group strategies reduce the need for resources in the first place.
 
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. ECO consultation throughout the process is an option, and receipts relating to greening supplies according to budget should be turned into ECO at the end of the event. Funding does not have to be allocated exclusively on Green products, especially if group strategies reduce the need for resources in the first place.
 
  
 
== How do I apply? ==
 
== How do I apply? ==
 
 
Answer the following questions and submit your answers to brightideasgrant@gmail.com. Submit applications by the end of the quarter March 20th  
 
Answer the following questions and submit your answers to brightideasgrant@gmail.com. Submit applications by the end of the quarter March 20th  
  
 
Following the questions you will also find a list of “greening” ideas to get you started focused on greening theatrical productions!
 
Following the questions you will also find a list of “greening” ideas to get you started focused on greening theatrical productions!
 
 
  
 
== Bright Ideas Grant Questions ==
 
== Bright Ideas Grant Questions ==
 
Please designate an appropriate group representative as a Green Liaison who will complete the following questions and serve as ECOs primary contact. We recommend that Producers serve as the Green Liaison and work closely with Set Designers to complete the Application.
 
Please designate an appropriate group representative as a Green Liaison who will complete the following questions and serve as ECOs primary contact. We recommend that Producers serve as the Green Liaison and work closely with Set Designers to complete the Application.
 
Contact brightideasgrant@gmail.com with any concerns.
 
Contact brightideasgrant@gmail.com with any concerns.
 
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# How will your production/event be "Green"?
1. How will your production/event be "Green"?
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# How will your plan be implemented and communicated to the production team/group?
 
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# How will you measure your Green impacts?
2. How will your plan be implemented and communicated to the production team/group?
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# How will you document what you have done so future productions can learn from the experience?
 
 
3. How will you measure your Green impacts?
 
 
 
4. How will you document what you have done so future productions can learn from the experience?
 
 
 
  
 
== Suggestions for Greening Theater Productions ==
 
== Suggestions for Greening Theater Productions ==
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* '''Create a post-show recycling plan for your set pieces'''
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** Contact other productions to see if they can use your lumber, platforms, luaun, set pieces, etc.
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** Figure out transportation to garages/storage facilities.
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** Document what materials are salvageable for future productions and post on the StuCo wiki.  
  
'''Create a post-show recycling plan for your set pieces'''
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*'''Set a goal for the percentage of set materials from recycled sources'''
Contact other productions to see if they can use your lumber, platforms, luan, set pieces, etc.
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** Reuse from previous productions.   
Figure out transportation to garages/storage facilities.
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** Conduct an inventory of garages before tech week.
Document what materials are salvageable for future productions post on the
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** Dumpster diving.
StuCo wiki (http://www.nustudenttheatre.org/wiki).  
 
 
 
'''Set a goal for the percentage of set materials from recycled sources'''
 
Reuse from previous productions.   
 
Conduct an inventory of garages before tech week.
 
Dumpster diving.
 
  
'''Use Durable materials that can be used for future shows'''
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*'''Use Durable materials that can be used for future shows'''
  
'''Green Advertising and Programs'''
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*'''Green Advertising and Programs'''
Brainstorm creative paper-less alternatives.
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** Brainstorm creative paper-less alternatives.
Use paper with high post consumer content (minimum 30% for uncoated paper).
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** Use paper with high post consumer content (minimum 30% for uncoated paper).
  
'''Purchasing no VOC Paint (Volatile Organic Compound - a nasty air pollutant)'''
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*'''Purchasing no VOC Paint (Volatile Organic Compound - a nasty air pollutant)'''
Vendor: Home Depot – Fresh Aire Choice (about $30)
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** Vendor: Home Depot – Fresh Aire Choice (about $30)
  
'''Safe Disposal of Paint''' [http://www.paint.org/issues/post_consumer.cfm]
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*'''[http://www.paint.org/issues/post_consumer.cfm Safe Disposal of Paint]'''
  
'''Purchase T-shirts with Organic Cotton'''
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*'''Purchase T-shirts with Organic Cotton'''
Vendors: Tom’s Ts, Underground Printing
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** Vendors: Tom’s Ts, Underground Printing
  
'''Reuse Costumes'''
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*'''Reuse Costumes'''
Purchase from thrift stores
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** Purchase from thrift stores
Past productions
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** Past productions
  
'''Document what you have done'''  
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*'''Document what you have done''' on the StuCo wiki as a manual for future productions.
On the StuCo wiki.
 
As a manual for future productions.
 

Latest revision as of 13:36, 19 March 2009

Bright Ideas Grant Think Bright. Think Green. Think BIG.

What is the Bright Ideas Grant?

The Bright Ideas Grant (BIG) is a brainchild of Environmental Campus Outreach (ECO) to encourage student groups to think green when planning their group events and projects. Groups should complete the below application and may receive up to $200 to support their greener event. In addition, groups have the opportunity to discuss their green ideas with ECO members to help with their proposal. BIG seeks to expand the capacity of groups that creatively and effectively conserve resources, without sacrificing group creativity and event quality.

Who can apply?

Any student group may seek BIG support. Grants will be rewarded based on demonstrated green impact, feasibility, and availability of funding.

Greening ideas can be as creative as one would like. BIG focus relates to theater productions and marketing, but we are excited to develop and support new ways to green events with you!

Grants are awarded by event or production, so a group may apply multiple times even within the same quarter.

When can I apply?

For Winter Quarter 2009, please submit your BIG application by March 20th.

Grant recipients should hear by March 30th. The Grant is awarded retroactively, meaning upon completion of the project showing the green initiative proposed, ECO will award the $200 of funding.

What happens next?

If your group is interested in applying for BIG, but is not sure how to green a part of your event, please contact brightideasgrant@gmail.com, and we will set up a consultation appointment with an ECO member to discuss possible ways to green your event or project. Following this consultation, your group can apply for BIG funding.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. ECO consultation throughout the process is an option, and receipts relating to greening supplies according to budget should be turned into ECO at the end of the event. Funding does not have to be allocated exclusively on Green products, especially if group strategies reduce the need for resources in the first place.

How do I apply?

Answer the following questions and submit your answers to brightideasgrant@gmail.com. Submit applications by the end of the quarter March 20th

Following the questions you will also find a list of “greening” ideas to get you started focused on greening theatrical productions!

Bright Ideas Grant Questions

Please designate an appropriate group representative as a Green Liaison who will complete the following questions and serve as ECOs primary contact. We recommend that Producers serve as the Green Liaison and work closely with Set Designers to complete the Application. Contact brightideasgrant@gmail.com with any concerns.

  1. How will your production/event be "Green"?
  2. How will your plan be implemented and communicated to the production team/group?
  3. How will you measure your Green impacts?
  4. How will you document what you have done so future productions can learn from the experience?

Suggestions for Greening Theater Productions

  • Create a post-show recycling plan for your set pieces
    • Contact other productions to see if they can use your lumber, platforms, luaun, set pieces, etc.
    • Figure out transportation to garages/storage facilities.
    • Document what materials are salvageable for future productions and post on the StuCo wiki.
  • Set a goal for the percentage of set materials from recycled sources
    • Reuse from previous productions.
    • Conduct an inventory of garages before tech week.
    • Dumpster diving.
  • Use Durable materials that can be used for future shows
  • Green Advertising and Programs
    • Brainstorm creative paper-less alternatives.
    • Use paper with high post consumer content (minimum 30% for uncoated paper).
  • Purchasing no VOC Paint (Volatile Organic Compound - a nasty air pollutant)
    • Vendor: Home Depot – Fresh Aire Choice (about $30)
  • Purchase T-shirts with Organic Cotton
    • Vendors: Tom’s Ts, Underground Printing
  • Reuse Costumes
    • Purchase from thrift stores
    • Past productions
  • Document what you have done on the StuCo wiki as a manual for future productions.