A FEW OF OUR 2016-2017 Projects:
Sanger Crisis Challenge
Net Impact partnered with several other organizations to build and organize this two-day crisis challenge with 120 participants. Teams had a chance to develop their leadership skills, gain experience from actual board members, and learn more about social impact and business while participating in an interactive environment.
Energy Audit Team
At Net Impact, we are always trying to undergo projects that both make our members and our fellow Wolverines more sustainable.
In the 2015-2016 year, our Energy Audit Team worked with U-M's Sustainable Computing to audit energy use in on-campus computer labs. In 2016-17, they worked on the feasibility of electric buses on campus, and will be proceeding with presentations in the fall of 2017.
Campus Farm Produce Pick Up
Our Campus Farm-Net Impact team set out to improve access to fresh food on the University of Michigan campus. By teaming up with the Campus Farm and Student Food Co-op to, they developed a new online ordering platform for fresh produce. In the Spring, they debuted the beta version of the project which allowed students to order arugula and spinach from an online order form and pick up the produce from a central location on campus.
Net Impact helped the Campus Farm sell over $200 worth of produce and over 15 pounds of fresh produce! Look out for the full launch Fall 2018!
Ross Waste Team
In conjunction with Ross Operations and MBA students, the Ross Waste team planned a trial run of post-consumer composting at the Ross School of Business. Members designed signage, monitored the station, and achieved a contamination rate of less than 2%. As a team, they coordinated volunteers for several zero-waste events, and created a map of all compost bin locations on campus that was sent to the Michigan App developers.
Team Gardens Consulting Project
Social impact and sustainability can overlap in projects, as was the case when consulting for the Team Gardens Project- a community garden started by a formed UM football player that focuses on cultivating a healthy lifestyle in food deserts as well as encouraging youth in urban environments to use their after school time in an enriching manner.
Net Impact members used their business skills to help Team Gardens create an effective social media campaign, help write grant proposals, and even get Team Garden shirts into a local clothing store, all while focusing on understanding Team Garden's vision and long term goals.