Apr 22, 2023

Student Organizer for CircuSaver - Drive Paper Reduction Initiatives in Your School with CircuLab

  • Jasmine
  • Remote
Volunteering/Community Service/Social Entreprenuership Research Opportunity Club or Organization Skill Building


About CircuLab

  • CircuLab's mission is to improve the quality of youth education on the circular economy and to fuel a passion for discovery

  • Website: https://www.circulab.org/

  • Partner of the Learning Planet Institute and Systems Change Summit

  • Featured at UN ECOSOC Youth Forum and Catalysing Change Week.

CircuSaver Goal

Investigate the effect of paper saving incentives on reducing printer paper usage in school.


  • Stage 0 (21/04 - 14/05): recruit 1-2 student organisers from each participating school. 

  • Stage 1 (01/05 - 14/05): survey students at participating schools about wasteful practices and potential improvements. Using results from the survey and prior research, devise 3-5 paper saving incentives to be tested. 

  • Stage 2 (17/05 - 30/06): divide the faculty at each participating school into the control group and the treatment group. Subject the treatment group to 1 paper saving incentive. E.g. a competition between the participants on who is using the least amount of paper. Monitor both groups’ paper usage through printer history, purchase history, or participant self-report, based on what’s available.

  • Stage 3 (01/07-01/08): finish the paper and submit for publication. 


  1. Persuade your educational institution to implement a paper-saving initiative.
  2. Disseminate the survey using professional marketing materials and daily announcements.
  3. Develop and refine paper-saving strategies based on received survey feedback.
  4. Gather and analyze data related to paper consumption within your school.
  5. (Optional) Conduct interviews to gain further insights.
  6. (Optional) Contribute to the writing and reviewing of the research paper.

Why Joining Us

  • Good practice for your empirical and leadership skills.

  • Impressive addition to your resume. 

  • Not too much work. We expect the 4 non-optional tasks to take approx. 20 hours and you can get 1-2 helpers in your school to help you.

If you have any questions, contact Brian (brianvanzhao@gmail.com) or Jasmine (jasminewei0327@gmail.com). 

Type of Opportunity

Capstone Project

Application Deadline

14th May

Age Range


Participation Cost