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Fordham's Innovation Newsletter, linking people together to promote social innovation for the achievement of social justice and environmental sustainability. View web version.

Fordham Social Innovation 

This week in innovation...
    1) Botanical Gardens Conference
    2) Good Mornings!
    3) Opportunities to get involved with FordhamSI
    4) News and info from Fordham clubs

Events

NYBG Colloquium

The Botanical Gardens will be holding a conference on landscapes and environmental law in conjunction with Fordham University professors. Some of the topics to be covered include light pollution, bird migration, NYC waterfronts, and social vulnerability. Visit NYBG to learn more.

Date: Friday, February 26
Time: 2:00 - 4:00pm
Where:Botanical Gardens Mertz Library Reading Room

Email RSVP to vsellers@nybg.org by February 20th

Good Mornings

Come see Fordham's own Enzo Obeso speak about social entrepreneurship and and his company, Ventir!
When: Friday at 10:45am
 

Changemaker Challenge

The Fordham Changemaker Challenge is a student social venture contest organized by the Fordham Social Innovation Collaboratory. Through the Challenge, students generate ideas for innovative projects or ventures that respond to a social or environmental problem. Winners will receive seed funding to launch or expand their ventures.
1st Prize - $2,500  |  2nd Prize – $1,500  |  3rd Prize - $1,000
Learn more about info sessions and deadlines HERE.
Read judging criteria HERE.
Submit your application HERE.

Data Science Day

Join the Columbia University Data Science Institute for demos​ and lightning talks by​ researchers ​presenting their latest work in data science. The event is designed to foster collaboration between innovators in academia and industry.
Keynote: Dan Doctoroff, CEO, Sidewalk Labs

Date: Wednesday, April 6th
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Register and Learn More
Sustainability in the news...

How will airlines limit carbon emissions? 

ALSO -- DiCaprio cares about climate change!

Read about "a Start-Up Tries to Find Homes for the Rejects"

via Rolling Stone & NYT
Read about Dr. Broad's new book, "More Than Just Food," sustainable fashion and "Entrepreneurs deliver honesty, advice at conference" in the Changemaker Blog!
Recent Milestones for the Fordham Social Innovation Collaboratory:
 
Verizon Foundation selected Fordham SI Collaboratory to lead a team of various Fordham clubs for a residential summer high school youth program at RH during the month of July.

21 students in the BMW Electric Vehicle Practicum are gaining steam towards a "Big Ideas" presentation to BMW executives at their headquarters. The mission is to help BMW with EV adoption in the New York region - focusing on younger buyers who may "hold a megaphone to the ear of society."

A Social Innovation Practicum in NYC region Food/ Farmers Impact Investing was launched with partner SlowMoney NYC and Fordham Law Alum Derek Denckla.
Stay updated on the latest on campus with the Changemaker Blog!
Also!
We hope to see you around and look forward to a great year of innovation!
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If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to socialinnovation@fordham.edu
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Check out resources for entrepreneurs at Startup Fordham
Looking to get involved? The Fordham Social Innovation Collaboratory is a network of students, faculty, administrators, alumni and community members, working together to promote social innovation for the achievement of social justice and environmental sustainability. We are looking for new members to help with communications efforts. If you find yourself a hardworking and passionate individual, contact Max to see how you can get involved. 
'Like' us on Facebook HERE to stay up to date on Fordham Innovation and to start discussions of your own. 
Opportunities
Looking to build program management and networking skillsets? The Fordham SI Collaboratory is looking for students to help with the development of a major social innovation conference that will be held in April. Shoot us an email to take advantage of this great opportunity!
How good is your social venture? Put it to the test in a high stakes competition and have a chance at winning $10,000. CommonBond is a social enterprise that is currently taking applications for it's Social Impact Award. Learn more and apply by February 29th HERE.
Are you a social entrepreneurship professional? Brown University is seeking social change professionals to educate, advise, and convener within their social innovation community. To learn more and apply click HERE.
Do you identify with a passion for using business as a force of good and want to explore a career in the impact economy? B Corporation offers certifications to companies that meet social and environmental sustainability standards. The company is currently accepting applications to it's Impact Fellows program. 
The Borgen Project is an innovative, national campaign that works with U.S. leaders to improve their response to the global poverty crisis. They are offering both a Political Affairs Internship and a Writer Internship.
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