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Green Warriors in Training

Teach them while they're young, so they can become eco leaders

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How are you connected to Sunnyvale?

  • I live in Sunnyvale.
  • I work in Sunnyvale.

What type of applicant are you?

  • Team

Stage of Development.

  • Early concept or idea (<few months of work)

What problem are you aiming to solve? (100 words)

We are trying to reduce overall waste, especially single-use plastics.

Tell us more about your climate strategy or solution (500 words)

Green Warriors in Training aims to provide a training ground for our next generation of eco-conscious leaders, while working to change the behaviors of their classmates - and even the adults associated with the schools!

Describe how your solution could be a game-changer for your selected Opportunity Area (100 words)

Right now, leadership of waste reduction falls on the shoulders of "adults" because they are the ones who sit in government, the ones who have the buying power, and the ones who own the businesses that generate waste. But, we can invest in creating a next generation of leaders by starting them off at an early age.

Explain how your idea would be implemented in Sunnyvale (700 words)

Every school will have a Green Club backed by the PTA and school administration. Their charter is three-fold: 1) raise awareness of the problem, 2) work with the administration to propose and implement policy changes within the school, and 3) to encourage peers and enforce the new policies. The clubs can also have inter-school meetings so that they can draw from each other's ideas.

Are you willing to share your email contact information submitted on OpenIDEO with our partners?

  • Yes, share my contact information

Evaluation results

7 evaluations so far

1. From a range of 1-5, how interested/compelled are you to bring this idea into your own life or into the city?

1 - Not Interested - 0%

2 - 0%

3 - 0%

4 - 33.3%

5 - Very interested - 66.7%

2. From a range of 1-5, does this idea provide benefits aside from reducing carbon emissions?

1 - Low co-benefits - 0%

2 - 0%

3 - 0%

4 - 33.3%

5 - High co-benefits - 66.7%

3. From a scale of 1-5, what do you feel is the feasibility of this idea to work well in Sunnyvale?

1 - Not feasible - 0%

2 - 0%

3 - 0%

4 - 33.3%

5 - Very feasible - 66.7%

4. From a range of 1-5, what is your hunch about how much this idea will cost the Sunnyvale community to implement properly?

1 - High cost to the community - 0%

2 - 0%

3 - 16.7%

4 - 33.3%

5 - Low cost to the community - 50%


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Photo of Tara Martin-Milius

Cost of the project is largely with the schools. The City does some outreach, but for an ongoing educational program, schools need to buy-in, and I think they already have.

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