UNCG Campus Weekly

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Announcement: November 10, 2010

To: Faculty, Staff and Students
Date: November 8, 2010

The Department of Interior Architecture has entered a competition to win funds for an innovative lab to reimagine the use of trash, an all-too-abundant resource.

This competition, the Pepsi Refresh Challenge, provides an opportunity to secure $250,000 to build a design lab for experimenting with turning trash and discarded materials into design and construction materials.

This lab would be the first of its kind in an interior design/interior architecture program in the country, and it would provide a great deal of visibility to UNCG’s program. In addition, it would help position UNCG graduates to be leaders in design and technology innovation.

All that this competition requires is that people vote. If UNCG can get the most votes, we will get the most funding, no strings attached. Each person may vote twice per day for our cause, once by visiting and voting at our cause web site www.refresheverything.com/trash2tech and the second by texting 104012 to 73774. There is no cost for voting via the web site, and the site indicates that you won’t be placed on any automatic mailing lists or receive spam.

UNCG’s “Reimagine today’s trash into tomorrow’s technologies: a low-impact lab” idea is competing against 340 other ideas for one of two prizes. This idea has currently risen to #65 in the rankings, thanks to votes already cast by students, faculty, staff and friends.

Please consider supporting this effort by voting each day. We need your vote!

Linda P. Brady