Deanna MacCormac and Lisa Dunleavy, Carolina Conscious
One in four women will be sexually assaulted during her college years and half of these incidents will occur when alcohol is present. Deanna MacCormac, Lisa Dunleavy, Asher Lipsitz, Patrick Lowery, and Ben Director are addressing sexual violence in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA through their project Carolina Conscious, where traditional plastic cups are replaced with compostable cups branded with sexual assault awareness messaging. This preventative project approach aims to increase awareness before such incidents occur. Additionally, as these cups are compostable, Carolina Conscious partners with a local collection service to set up composting routes.