Clean Up the Waste

by Brynna Nelson | Jul 15, 2011
| 2 Comments

Summary:

My idea is creative because it targets the whole community. Kids can bug their parents! Also, materials (shirts, bookmarks) will keep the info in people's minds year round.

About You

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About You

First Name

Brynna

Last Name

Nelson

Country

United States, MN

City

Bemidji

About Your Organization

Organization Name

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Your Idea

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Name your idea

Clean Up the Waste

Describe how you would use $15,000 to help your community become aware of and address water issues in Minnesota.

Sponsor a "clean up the waste" week in the community. Information would be given out to the schools (roughly $5000 for materials, including bookmarks, pamphlets, and some prizes, like t-shirts), community advertising (roughly $2000 for commercials on the radio and other advertising things), a community event that will tell the benefits of taking care of your septic system, how to check, where to get it pumped, and any other handy info ($3000-$4000), and ($4000-$5000) for fundraising so that it can be an annual thing and maybe even expanded to new communities.

How do you define your "community"?. How are water issues affecting your community?

I live "out of town" ina rural community. My neighborhood does not have access to city water because we are too far away from the city, and as a result everyone has well water. But there are problems with septic tanks flooding yards, and backing up, and putting lots of junk into the groundwater.

Innovation

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Describe how your idea is creative.

My idea is creative because it targets the whole community. Kids can bug their parents! Also, materials (shirts, bookmarks) will keep the info in people's minds year round.

Impact

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Describe how how you expect your idea to make a difference in your community.

Sustainability and Growth

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Describe how your idea will "stick" in your community and how you think it could be repeated in other communities.

hayworth structure said: I really loved to see that our whole community is helping each other to clean up the city. - BentleyForbes about this Competition Entry. - 1912 days ago read more >
Katina Petersen said: I noticed that your idea isn't 100% complete. I'd love to see what you write about your ideas impact and sustainability! about this Competition Entry. - 2923 days ago read more >

Brynna Nelson submitted this idea. - 2923 days ago