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The world's problems are big. But the most powerful solutions often start small. This semester, thousands of students are taking small environmental and social actions - and winning some epic prizes in the process. On dozens of campuses around the world, undergrads are competing in the Small Steps, Big Wins Campus Challenge. Because one small step can win big...for you, your campus, and the world. Sign up at

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    Just wondering do the small prizes benefit the kids attending the schools who let's say can't afford books or supplies?

    • Net Impact

      Hi Alessandra,

      This a competition for undergrad college students, who compete for prizes by taking a series of small environmental and social actions over the course of the semester. For every action, students earn points and prizes are rewarded based on point totals. Larger prizes are also awarded to campuses with winning collective point totals.

      Examples of some of the actions students can complete to win points (and prizes) include recycling, biking to school instead of driving, donating blood, volunteering, and dozens more.

      The idea is to pool our collective individual efforts to make a larger impact. Last semester, for example, Small Steps students served more than 3,000 volunteer hours in their local communities.

      Hope that helps!

      • Alessandra Rizzotti

        It's great that they are being encouraged to participate in social impact- and that the prizes incentivize them. I am just wondering what the prizes are- and if they are also geared towards impact.

        • Net Impact

          Hi Alessandra,

          You can check out the prizes on The program design was based on gamification principles to encourage maximum participation among students who might otherwise not be as committed to social and environmental impact. Our goal is to bring more students into the fold, giving them traditional incentives to participate as a gateway toward greater commitment to change efforts.