Meet the 2013 ONE Challenge Winners
The USD community unites to address a big environmental challenge. On April 23, we celebrated Earth Day and announced the winners of the 2013 ONE Challenge focusing on reducing wasteful production and consumption. The first winner was Shannon Schumacher, a junior studying International Relations who proposed a doable initiative to sell and reuse furniture, appliances and other items that students discard at the end of each academic year. The USD community then voted for their favorite ideas via social media. One winning idea was developed by USD seniors Chantale Serad and Jenna Van Horn, who proposed having portable recycling machines for plastic bottles returning CRV refunds on campus cards. Another winner was Erik Kim-Holmgren, an Executive registrar in the Law School, with an idea for using discarded cooking oil for biodiesel to be used in USD transportation.