Circular Making

Challenging youth to rethink the production & consumption economy

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Coming This Fall!

This fall Brilliant Labs and our partners are challenging youth to explore the concept of circular design in the context of our economy and how we can create sustainable products/materials. We will explore what a circular economy is and consider the principles of recycling, reducing and especially reusing! Reusing is emphasised in circular design as a waste material can have many uses before being composted or discarded. For example, some tires are made of a particular form of rubber which is challenging to re-cast into other tires; these can be made into various new products like shoes or mats. The same can also be done with food waste by generating food composites.

Teacher & Student Challenge Resources

The Circular Making Innovation Challenge (Oct 3 – Dec 22, 2022) will give Teachers & Students hands-on learning tools, Brilliant Labs’ Project Specialist support, synchronous/asynchronous about, how to & critical thinking workshops, invitation to an exclusive Brilliant Labs guest speaker talk, Circular Making Kits, challenge showcase finale with six teams advancing to the Atlantic School MakerFaire with all expenses paid and more. Check it out!

Registration

Register today to access learning resources, Circular Making Kits and more! Let’s connect and get ready to dive into the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals #1; No Poverty, #2: Zero Hunger, #11: Sustainable Cities/Communities to name a few. Together we can design and create innovative products that will sustain healthy communities, people, wildlife and our planet. Questions?

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Let's Explore

Welcome to the Circular Making Innovation Challenge! Are you ready to innovate and learn about circular economies and why they are an important part of economic and community sustainability?

Our making for a circular economy challenge is based on the concept of a circular economy. This is when an object (or product) can be come food or the material to make something else. In a perfect circular economy world, there would be no landfills. Everything would be reused. To accomplish this we need to change the way we think and use materials. We have to start from existing materials instead of sourcing new ones, recycle the materials we have while they keeping their quality.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Is your organization looking for a fun way to support Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Mathematics (STEAM) education? Brilliant Labs is a registered charity dedicated to empowering youth to help solve real world problems today, while inspiring the careers of tomorrow.

We have four Innovation Challenges, summer camps, after school programs, teacher professional development and hundreds of student led projects that are funded each year. Let’s connect and find the right fit and marketing mix for your organization!

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THANK YOU TO ALL OUR BRILLIANT STEAM CAMP PARTNERS!

Many thanks to our community, library, municipal, and youth-serving partners for participating in Brilliant Labs’ natural maker and virtual camps this summer.

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YOUTH EXPERIENCES PROVIDED

SPECIAL EVENTS & CODING WORKSHOPS

TEACHER SUPPORTS

YOUTH MAKERSPACES

SCHOOL VISITS

MAKERCARTS & MAKER KITS DEPLOYED

STUDENT-LED BRILLIANT PROJECTS FUNDED

We are here to help teachers, youth, and communities innovate and develop a sustainable and socially responsible entrepreneurial spirit.

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