Project Outline

Here’s Daniel, Brendan, and I outline for our waste free lifestyle.

  • October 19 – 24: We plan on making the experiment a 3 week process. The first week will be ourselves living a normal lifestyle. We will be collecting all of our trash and taking normal showers.
    • During this week we will begin our twitter/blog and release our personal trash data as well as trash facts.
    • All waste will be documented and weighed at the end of the week
  • October 26 – 31: The second week we will conduct research and figure out best practices to a waste free life-style.
    • We will be continuously updating our twitter/blog on best practices to reduce waste and apply it campus wide.
  • November 2- 7: The third week will be full immersion into the waste free life style. We will be using as less trash as possible.
    • Again, all waste will be weighed and it will allow us to find out who will win the 2015 waste free championship
  • The rest of the semester will be gathering photos and comparing data to see if our best practices can be used on a bigger scale.
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One Response to Project Outline

  1. John Krygier says:

    Ok: lets formalize a bit more:

    Compile a review of similar efforts elsewhere (with sources, links, etc.) and develop a page or two outline of procedures, issues, plans, etc. Thus you are using prior projects to shape your project. In other words, do the research (included in the Oct 26 week above) first.

    Given there are three of you, pick a social media platform and create a new account all three of you can use. Why would Twitter, say, be better than Instagram?

    Through me, lets approach University Communications and see if we can get them to promote the effort a bit.

    add details to the weeks above: this can be based on your review of other similar efforts.
    • for example, how are you going to collect trash? Define some categories of trash you can collect information about: food waste, paper, metals (recyclables?), what else? It is ok to pick a few major categories but good to have more than just one category (“trash”) How will you record this? Set up a procedure. Maybe a shared Google spreadsheet. Commit to doing this every day (once a day).
    • what other stuff are you going to monitor? Water? How? How about energy usage? Driving? You may want to focus on, say, water and trash to simplify things (if so, then say what you are not collecting information on).

    This is going to require a bit more research and planning ahead of time! Flesh out this stuff and I can take another look at it!

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