About the Challenge

About the Challenge

IDEAS Academy Project Homeworld Challenge

Join Our Crew

"There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew." - Marshall McLuhan

In 2015, world leaders identified 17 Global Goals for sustainable development to be achieved by 2030 “to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.”

To accomplish this, we need student leaders who can  ”think global and act local” to help realize the Global Goals in their own communities and create new opportunities for a sustainable future.

The term "Homeworld" is used in science fiction to refer to the planet where a species originates. Although we may look to the stars, Earth is our home. It is up to us to create the future we want. We ask you to join us in IDEAS Academy’s Project HOMEWORLD to dream up what comes next.

Answer the Challenge

quote-white  How can we create a sustainable future here on Planet Earth that is more responsible, more livable, and more equitable for all? Project HOMEWORLD Challenge Question

IDEAS Academy invites all Houston Community College students to respond to this year’s Project HOMEWORLD challenge with innovative ideas to implement the Global Goals to address problems and create new opportunities. Projects can be submitted in the following categories:

  1. Goods & Services
  2. Community Initiatives & Civic Engagement
  3. Public Art & Cultural Works
  4. Scientific Research & Design

Project Proposal Guidelines

  • Project teams should have at least three student members
  • Project concepts should be conform to one of the categories listed above
  • Proposal must align with one or more of the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development
  • Proposal should connect the identified Global Goal(s) with a local community need

What's Next?

Students who are part of an IDEAS Academy cohort will participate in a design process within the program to identify goals, form teams, and build projects together in response to the challenge.

Not a member of an IDEAS Academy cohort? Find ways to get involved as a student or teacher at another school or as a community member or organization.


For more information:

For questions about the challenge or more information about IDEAS Academy, email Jordan Carswell, Program Director, IDEAS Academy & Studio.