Forty-five high school students from Reed and Wooster had the opportunity to learn building sustainability practices and put them to use through Envirolution’s Project ReCharge Student Business Project, which took place at the Cathexes building, Thursday, March 21.
Throughout the day, students heard presentations from experts, toured the building and conducted sustainability audits. After collecting the data, they’ll begin work on formal proposals at their schools, prioritizing all three spheres of sustainability equally — people, planet and profit. They’ll then demonstrate the most beneficial methods for Cathexes to incorporate sustainable practices into its upcoming remodel. The top proposals will be announced at Envirolution’s year-end event on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.
“This innovative project is beneficial for all parties, as the students gain real-life, hands-on experience in creative problem solving by analyzing issues related to sustainability and developing solutions,” said Envirolution Executive Director Vanessa Robertson. “These skills allow students to develop essential, relevant competencies such as constructing an argument and backing up claims with collected data. Cathexes Architecture will benefit by using the students’ research in their upcoming green remodel.”
Envirolution’s Project ReCharge is a hands-on inquiry and project-based STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) curriculum and training program that engages students, teachers and community members. Envirolution is expanding its Project ReCharge program with the Student Business Project Event in partnership with Washoe County School District, and made possible with funding from Tesla. the Nevada Governor’s Office of Energy and the City of Reno.
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