IET 150: My Sustainable Community Competition
In partnership with Engineering Education Scheme Wales (EESW) we’ve launched a competition for young people across the UK to get involved with - My Sustainable Community. As part of our 150th anniversary, we want to help young people discover how engineering and technology can be key in providing solutions to some of the planet’s largest challenges, all while having fun!
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To help encourage these future difference makers, we have created the IET 150 Sustainability Community Competition, in partnership with Engineering Education Scheme Wales (EESW) as part of our 150th anniversary. We are asking young people from across the UK to consider their community response to sustainability and climate change, all while having fun! So, if you have any mini eco-warriors at home, between the ages of 7-14, who will want to be involved then here is the challenge.
We want them to put their engineering hats on design and build a sustainable community, perhaps like where they live now, but right from the very beginning – a blank canvas!
The only thing it should include is 150 homes for people within the community to live in, then the rest is up to them, keeping in mind the sustainability of their community.
They can think about a variety of factors, from providing shelter and water, to heating and food sources, to the community’s economy and jobs for the people, to schools and doctors. So, let their eco-minds get creative and invent the community of the future.
And they can make their own sustainability community on their own or if they want to get their friends involved. Entries can be as individuals, small group of up to 10 people, or a large group with over 10 people. Sometimes more heads are better than one! There will also be two classes for each category – Class 1 (ages 7-10) and Class 2 (ages 11-14).
The deadline for our Sustainable Community Project is not until Friday, 28 January 2022 so why not get creating with them at home during the summer holidays. Or even visit some other communities to get some inspiration? All in the name of research, of course!
And don’t worry, there will be prizes to be won for the most innovation and sustainable community made. Keep your eyes peeled for updates on the website to find out what is up for grabs.
To find out more and download resources and briefing guides, visit the competition page today.