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Canversation

Chuyao Geng, Ishita Jain (2018) More than 7,000 “local recyclers” divert recyclables from the landfills, but their contribution is not known. Canversation provides an interactive stage and behind-the-scenes understanding that changes the way New Yorkers see their lives and contributions. Process Paper: (PDF)

Guardians of the Ocean Club

Parppim Pimmaratana (2018) An in-school program that inspires children to rescue beloved ocean species by reducing plastic trash, and through them, to influence adults to do the same. Process Paper: (PDF)

Moms Make Books

Amanda Finuccio (2018) A bookmaking workshop for mothers with children between ages 4 and 12 who want sexual health development to begin at home, and include the messages and values they want to impart to their children. Process Paper: (PDF)

[ _______________ ] Estuvo Aquí / Was Here

Andrea Archer (2018) A program that applies the social design process to the effort to solve the overwhelming issues of the opioid epidemic in public parks. Estuvo Aquí/Was Here shifts from working on the symptoms of public injection and discarded syringes to the urgent need for supporting health in the most vulnerable populations. Process Paper:…

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Hi, Tide

Andrea Cisneros (2017), Karina Davila (2017), and Marlyn Martinez Marrero (2017)

“An SMS service that helps communities adapt to climate change related problems of sea level rise and tidal flooding.”

Compostal

by Kyle Calian and Amer Jandali

“A bike-operated compost pickup service that enables those living in urban areas to divert their organic waste from the landfill.”

YUBIKIRI

by Yuka Uogishi

“YUBIKIRI is a photo contribution site aiming to generate a conversation about sustainable energy.”

Just Beecause

by Nayla Attar

“As a result of the plight of the honey bee, through the spirit of collaboration, I want to empower one other to take initiative towards environmental action.”

Chalk Circle Change

by Carl Landegger

“We are a social movement circling litter with sidewalk chalk within the public space to make the statement that we all want to live in a cleaner environment.”

Toward a Sustainable Non-Urban

by Norah Maki

“Create a visual language that re-unites nature and metaphor to map intersecting social, environmental and technological systems.”

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