Take the Eco 360 Challenge

Take the Eco 360 Challenge by developing a feasible innovation plan that incorporates a circular economic model, eliminating plastic waste from our environment. Learners will pitch their innovation plans as a three-minute video, where the plan can be offering an entrepreneurial solution (such as a new business, product or service), a policy solution or a behaviour change solution aimed at diverting plastic waste from the environment. 

Grades: 9 - 12

Time Required: 15 - 20 hours
  • Setup and completing the learning activities (12 - 15 hours)
  • Completing the innovation plan (2 - 4 hours)


Materials Required: 
Internet Enabled Device
Eco 360 Notebook
Eco 360 Innovation Plan Worksheet

Challenge Instructions

Learning Activities

Completing the Learning Activities will take a minimum of approximately 12 hours and a maximum of 15 hours.

Step 1 (2 - 3 hours): Complete at least any two of the following activities to understand plastics.

Step 2 (3 - 5 hours): Complete at least any two of the following activities to learn about the impact of plastics on the environment.

Step 3 (2 - 3 hours): Complete at least any two of the following activities to learn about the Circular Economy:

Step 4 (4 - 7 hours): Complete at least any three of the following activities to explore a circular economy for plastics to eliminate plastic waste:

Step 5 (1 hour): Complete the following activity:

Circular Economy in Action

Step 6: (1 - 2 hours) Develop your innovation plan:
Now that you have learnt all about the circular economy and how it can be a solution for eliminating plastic waste, it is time to put your knowledge to the test! We invite learners to develop a feasible and creative innovation plan that incorporates a circular economic model, eliminating plastic waste from our environment. Use the Eco 360 Innovation Plan worksheet attached to complete your innovation plan.

Step 7: (1 - 2 hours) Create a three-minute video pitching your innovation plan:
After developing your innovation plan, we invite you to create a fun and creative three-minute video pitching your innovation plan. Make sure to include the following points in your video: 
  1. Summary: Tell us about your proposition - is it a policy solution, an entrepreneurial solution such as a new business, product or service, or a behaviour change solution through public education and awareness? Tell us how your model works.
  2. Problem Definition: Tell us about the problem that you want to solve and why is it important to you?  Consumer Segments: Tell us who your consumers are going to be?
  3. Unique Value Proposition: Tell us why your proposition is unique and worth buying into and/or implementing? How does your proposition incorporate a circular economic model at its core - where there is no generation of plastic waste? Solution for Plastic Waste: How does your proposition eliminate plastic waste?
  4. Sustainable Model: Tell us how your proposition is sustainable from a financial, environmental and social perspective?
  5. Conclusion: Solidify your pitch, convincing us why your proposition should be implemented!


Step 8: Spread the Word:
Share your video with your network as part of your Eco 360 Innovation Plan awareness campaign! Remember to tag our social media accounts @GreenLearning

The grand prize for the winning class is $1,000, the second prize is $500 and the third prize is $250!
The challenge is now closed for the 2020-2021 school year.

*Participation in this challenge is only open for Canadian residents.

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