This month, we're asking you to do a little spring cleaning as a part of the GOOD 30-Day Challenge. In addition to the traditional sweeping, scrubbing, and dusting associated with spring cleaning, we also want you to clean up other parts of your life—including your fitness routine and your social media accounts. For this challenge, we were inspired by another task: Clean up your vacation.
the OBJECTIVE Show us how you would take the ultimate green vacation. We want you to show us the best travel tips that help the environment without skipping out on the fun. That could mean renting a hybrid car, staying at an eco-hotel, or planning a “staycation.”
Last month, we asked the GOOD community to add a little art in their lives through the Art Every Day challenge. For our most recent project, we asked you to channel your inner artist and design a business card.
For our most recent challenge, we asked you to redesign the report card so that it's visually appealing, informative, and inspirational, and gives context to student achievement. We received so many creative entries that we couldn't pick just one, so we asked GOOD readers to check out our seven favorite submissions and vote for a winner.
We're thrilled to congratulate Polly d'Avignon, whose fantastic design, "Education Engaged" received 37 percent of reader votes. D'Avignon described her report card this way:
In his speech at last week's Aspen Ideas Festival, New York Times columnist Tom Friedman told attendees, "When we got out of college we had to find a job. When our kids get out of college they will have to invent a job." But how can students develop their job-creating, innovation-oriented talents if our education system remains centered on knowing and applying information instead of teaching creative, big-picture thinking?