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Reflections of participants in the 2009 Sustainability Decathlon

  •  Potential Challenges

    Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009
    emilypicture

    Presentation High School partner Laura Farley: I think the biggest challenge for Laura and me will be to make it to their meetings.  They plan on meeting on either Mondays or Tuesdays at lunch time.  Some weeks this may work for us and others it won’t.  The most important thing is for us to keep in touch with the girls via email and phone so we can help them with as much as possible.  But so far everything is going very smoothly and the group of girls we are working with are very determined to win!

  •  Potential Challenges

    Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009
    kristin

    Wilcox High School partner Quentin: I think a challenge for everyone, especially me (probably most of all) is going to be allotting time to this (these) project(s).  The kids seem really excited and motivated, but that is often how it is at first, but when it becomes time to commit, we will probably see our numbers drop a bit. 

  •  Potential Challenges

    Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009
    lauren:diane,jpg

    San Jose High School: One of the main challenges that the students might face is getting the funds for the new recycling project. There was a paper recycling program at the school last year, but there was a lack of funding, so the program does not exist anymore and the school does not recycle anything. We talked to the students about applying for a grant through the Santa Clara Sustainability Decathlon to help start the program. They were also talking about saving the money they would receive from recycling and putting it towards their project to help keep it going in the future.

  •  Potential Challenges

    Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009
    tracey

    St. Ignatius High School: I think the biggest challenge will be communicating with the team.  Because they are located in San Francisco, it will make it harder to stay in touch with the team.  I will not be able to visit as much (or at all), as I would working with closer schools.  So far it has already proved a little challenging to stay in contact.  I am hoping to set up a weekly or biweekly time in which we can consistently talk over the phone or Skype.  Originally, we discussed talking over Skype, but my laptop has been delayed for a number of weeks, so I have not been able to set that up quite yet.  Hopefully that will change soon.  As of now, we have scheduled to talk over the phone next week (week eight). 

  •  Potential Challenges

    Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009
    silas

    Silver Creek High School partner Silas: The only potential difficulty that we have run into so far that I can think of is possibly having too many projects to do. I only say this because we tossed around a bunch of ideas – in actuality I think that this is a very avoidable problem. Our team seems to have a realistic idea of what they can accomplish and what might be too much to do.