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The Green Store Challenge, The DO School and H&M - Hamburg, Germany

Posted by Gamuchirai on September 26, 2013 at 9:20 AM

Are you passionate about finding innovative sustainable design solutions?

 

Want to learn more about retail innovation, and create a green retail revolution with the support of talented mentors, inspiring peers and one of the largest and most dynamic fashion companies in the world?!

 

Then APPLY NOW for the DO School program and the Green Store Challenge in Hamburg!

 

 

THE DO SCHOOL AND THE DO SCHOOL PROGRAM

The DO School is an innovative educational institution offering training, mentoring, and education to outstanding emerging social entrepreneurs to kickstart their own ventures all around the world.

 

The DO School offers a unique one-year educational program enabling talented emerging social entrepreneurs to launch their own innovative and sustainable ventures. The program allows its participants - our Fellows - to learn from passionate peers, engage with current leaders and experts, and create change by implementing their social start-ups in their home countries. The year long program takes place in two phases, the ten-week Incubation Phase on our Hamburg campus and the ten-month Implementation Phase in the Fellows' home countries. During the Incubation Phase Fellows solve a group Challenge in order to learn hands-on how to act entrepreneurially and successfully take action.

 

 

THE CHALLENGE

H&M challenges the DO School Fellows to create a Green Store prototype. This Green Store prototype must be sustainable in terms of materials, construction, energy, operation and other aspects and will be realized in Germany. The prototype should be scalable to H&M stores worldwide, be economically beneficial and make the idea of sustainability tangible for customers and employees.

DATES

Incubation Phase, DO School campus in Hamburg, Germany: End of April 2014 to June 2014.

 

Implementation Phase, in the Fellows’ home countries: June 2014 to April 2015.

 

 

POTENTIAL FOR IMPACT

Consumption is relevant to almost everyone in the world. If done carelessly, it can irreversibly harm the environment. Discovering how to make our consumption more sustainable will be crucial to the health of the planet and future generations. Retail stores are places of large responsibilities, both for customers and retailers. The Green Store prototype will set an example of sustainability in-store and help to communicate the issue to customers and employees in stores. This will also help to create more conscious consumers worldwide and boost the innovation of a multinational company.

 

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HOST INSTITUTIONS: The DO School

NUMBER OF AWARDS: Varies

TARGET GROUP:

The DO School invites applications from emerging social entrepreneurs aged 18 to 28 from around the world, with relevant interests and skills. A maximum of 20 Fellows will be selected for the H&M Green Store Challenge and successful candidates may come from, but are not restricted to the fields of engineering, architecture, fashion and design, as well as environmental activism, retail and human resource management.

 

 

 

SCHOLARSHIP VALUE/ INCLUSIONS:

Each selected DO School Fellow receives a scholarship that covers the cost of all tuition. Fellows must cover their own expenses for travel and living. For those who cannot afford travel or living expenses, financial aid is available. For a detailed description of costs, please visit the DO School website.

 

ELIGIBILITY:

 

The DO School invites applications from emerging social entrepreneurs aged 18 to 28 from around the world, with relevant interests and skills. A maximum of 20 Fellows will be selected for the H&M Green Store Challenge and successful candidates may come from, but are not restricted to the fields of engineering, architecture, fashion and design, as well as environmental activism, retail and human resource management.

 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

 

To learn more about the DO School and the Green Store Challenge, and to apply please visit our website at: http://thedoschool.org/challenges/green-store-challenge/

 

The deadline for applications to the Green Store Challenge is January 7th, 2014.

 

FIELD OF STUDIES / THEMES:

Social Entrepreneurship, Environment, Design, Sustainability, Urban Planning, Visual Merchandizing, Retail Merchandizing, Campaigns and Advocacy, Fellowship, Scholarship, Hamburg, Germany

 

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