Design Research Challenge: Organic Waste in High-Rise Buildings

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Centre for Social Innovation

192 Spadina Avenue

Toronto, ON M5T 2C2

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OpenIDEO Toronto Chapter is hosting a design research challenge!

  • High-rise residents divert only 27% of their waste, compared to 65% living in houses. That's a huge gap, especially because high-rise residents make up a large proportion of Torontonians.

  • While single family homes can access City of Toronto organics pick-up, and new multi-residential buildings are increasingly built to enable organics collection, residents in older multi-residential buildings are often left in the grey zone without clear approaches to divert their organics sustainably.

  • With more and more momentum to reduce and reuse waste, we believe now is the time to engage the community around this issue!

We have teamed up with local partners to bring you a series of sessions to tackle this challenge. Our aim is to uncover research insights around preventing and diverting organic food waste from landfills in high-rise buildings, spark conversations on the topic and engage the wider community on a waste reduction strategy. Join us, and let's make impact together!

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WHO IS THIS EVENT FOR?

This is a public event and open to everyone. We encourage local residents, community leaders, researchers and anyone interested in the topic or passionate about design thinking and social impact to join.

Sign up to the challenge by participating in one or more of the below sessions.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

SESSION 1: RESEARCH KICK-OFF PANEL ($10)
DATE: Monday, Sept 9th, 6.00pm-9.00pm
Location: CSI, 192 Spadina Avenue, Ground Floor, The Bigger Bolder Room

We are kicking-off the design challenge with a research panel! Join us for an evening of conversations and activities, as we listen to key insights and experiences from guest panelists, before diving deeper into researching the topic. Participants who are interested in tackling the challenge will be assigned into small research groups of four to five teams.
*Folks attending on a single session ticket can still sign up to bonus week and/or session 2 following the panel.


*BONUS WEEK*
SHADOWING & CONTEXTUAL INTERVIEWS (non-ticketed, free event but email sign up required)
DATE: after the panel session up until 20th Sept.
Location: various buildings

Folks signed up to the challenge are encouraged to spend time with their teams offsite conducting research, interviews and participate in site visits. Various recommended building sites will be made available for access during the week to help participants put their research skills into practice.
*Folks who did not attend Session 1 can still participate by contacting us via email.

SESSION 2: DESIGN THINKING RESEARCH WORKSHOP ($10)
DATE: Saturday, Sept 21st, 10.00am-4.00pm
Location: Climate Ventures, 192 Spadina Avenue, Level 2, Suite #216

Participants will come together to share their research, uncover key insights, work in their teams to create a research synthesis and begin brainstorming potential solutions.
*We highly recommend folks to this session to have completed and participated in *bonus week* activities.

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PARTNERS & SPONSORS
Garment District Neighbourhood Association
Climate Ventures

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REGISTRATION FEES
OpenIDEO Toronto Chapter is 100% volunteer-run. Your registration fees will cover event costs such as venue, catering and materials. Donations are also welcomed and will help us continue to run more events like these!

We value creating accessible events within the community and understand some participants who wish to engage meaningfully, but may not have the financial means to attend our events. In these circumstances, send us your requests for support and we will try our best to accommodate.

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CONTACT US
You can get in touch with us via email at: openideotoronto[at]gmail.com
Visit OpenIDEO or read more about OpenIDEO Chapters here.
Don't forget to join our Toronto Chapter's Facebook group. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter or Linkedin

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Centre for Social Innovation

192 Spadina Avenue

Toronto, ON M5T 2C2

Canada

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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