ECO, Rewarding Bright Ideas

The Bright Ideas Grant (BIG) encourages student groups to think green when planning their group events and projects. BIG seeks to expand the capacity of groups that creatively and effectively conserve resources, without sacrificing group innovation and event quality. Grants are rewarded based on demonstrated green impact, feasibility, and availability of funding. The grant is a great opportunity to encourage young people not only to write and implement the project through the award, but still, to make them think about the environmental situation in the world, which can be read if order essay and also the more people delve into the study of relevant topics, the faster they will change their perception of the world to a more environmentally friendly.

BIG was started in the 2008-09 academic year as a means to help other student groups make their events more environmentally friendly.  ECO wants to encourage groups to “green” their events, as well as help them through the process.  We started BIG this year with a focus on theatre groups.  Three different productions were recently awarded our first BIGs.  These productions received the grant because they demonstrated that they can, and will, make their shows "greener."  ECO is looking for groups that are willing to make an effort and join us in making Northwestern more sustainable.  

BIG is funded through our cartridge recycling program.  Click here for more information on this initiative and keep on recycling your cartridges!

If you are interested in applying for a Bright Ideas Grant and finding out how to make your student group more environmentally friendly, please contact us!

For more information, please contact Rachel Schultz at
[email protected].