The Small Steps, Big Wins Campus Challenge powered by Alcoa Foundation inspired students to take small actions that add up to big social and environmental impact. Organized by Net Impact
, the intercollegiate competition engaged 1,350 undergraduate students on 30 campuses in six countries. In 10 weeks, the students collectively completed 4,200 actions. They walked, took public transportation or rode bikes to school to reduce CO2 emissions by 1,656 pounds, air dried laundry to save 604,000 watts of electricity and volunteered in their local communities.
“Hundreds of students are discovering that one person can make a real difference - by starting with smaller choices that cumulatively add up to big change.”
– Liz Maw, CEO, Net Impact
Brianna Cooley of Ohio State University shows off her reusable aluminum water bottle.
Samantha Sundquist organized a waste audit at the University of South Carolina, to ensure that recyclable materials are diverted from landfills to recycling centers.