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The idea would include series of sealed tented areas to slowly and carefully allow someone to take off layers in layers of rooms. Each area would include proper guidelines and rules, bins for disposing infected clothes, cleaning station and anything else that might be needed to make sure that once someone left, they went through a thorough process. A buddy is there with them as they go through it to be a visual check as well. Ideally this would tie in related and relevant ideas in this challenge.

Facebook recently launched Safety Check, which is a tool that allows people to let their friends and family know that they are safe during times of disaster or crisis. This will only be used during a crisis, but since many people are on Facebook, it is a powerful tool. I think this challenge can help us better track and disseminate information. It would be interesting to leverage this kind of tool to healthcare workers, people in affected areas and airports to help streamline communications even further.

During this graduation time, Linkedin, gathered and posted advice from 80 plus Influencers on their website. Their influencers are well-known in their field and offer advice as they look back to when they were 22.


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T. Annie commented on Silk Cocoon

It was great that you took it a step further and prototyped out what it could be. It really helps to see it with this idea!

Hi Andrew, this is so great! I really didn't know you could recycle mattress and then to learn that you started a business model that not only recycles mattress, but creates jobs for people who need them. I can only imagine how much is saved from landfills. It's so often that I see mattresses sit on the sidewalk that people throw out and will continue to sit for so many years. What types of materials are being reused?

If in the future there was an opportunity, it would be great to find more sustainable and safer mattress alternatives, which I'm sure you and your team probably learned a lot about in your research.


T. Annie commented on Learning from Droughts

This is a great analogy and such a lasting experience to have from a classroom field trip! I also have strong associations to field trips that stick with me to this day. I think it's a great idea to bring students to visit recycling plants or places that use recycled materials to create new products to see their process and the benefits of recycling and how much effort it really takes to break things down. Being immersed outside the classroom is important. There is an opportunity here to influence beyond students. They can be huge influences and a catalyst to their own family recycling habits just by sharing what they learned and learning ways to make changes at home.

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