If you follow our blog, you know the majority of our posts are relevant to legal matters and Lardiere McNair’s goal of fighting for our clients. This week we would like to take this opportunity to highlight another LM goal of involvement in the community and promote Destination Hilliard and Hilliard City Schools’ newest competition.
Destination Hilliard has partnered with Hilliard City School’s to encourage teams to “Re-Use, Re-Think, and Re-Build” in a Rube Goldberg Machine Competition. This competition challenges teams to invent a machine that can pour a bowl of cereal. The twist is the teams must use all recyclable items to build their machine as an effort to promote sustainability.
What is a Rube Goldberg Machine? This is a deliberately complex contraption in which a series of devices that perform simple tasks are linked together to produce a domino effect in which activating one device triggers the next device in the sequence. The machine produces a chain reaction of intricate pieces that are meticulously put together ultimately creating a specific performance, such as pouring a bowl of cereal.
The Twist! The sustainability twist in this competition adds an extra layer of difficulty. The teams must only use items that have been recycled. No new store-bought items allowed. Hence the challenge to “Re-Use, Re-Think, Re-Build.”
As you may remember from our sustainability blog, Lardiere McNair has taken the initiatives of joining the Sustainability Network in an effort to reduce our impact on the environment. Along with our participation in the Grounds to Grow K-Cup program and our internal office recycling competition, LM is adding sustainability inventors to the list. Our firm is very excited to participate alongside the community in a competition that encourages Hilliard to stay green in a fun competitive way.
In case you are wondering which of our firm has mechanical abilities – the answer is clearly NONE! So, we hired a designer/builder. Tip off our law firm caps to Mac Murphy our RG Machine designer and builder. Mac is a Hilliard Bradley grad and a freshman engineering student at Columbus State.
Our machine is built out of previously owned materials such as wood, straws, water bottles, peanut butter jars, jenga blocks and more. All these materials were obtained in an effort to support sustainability efforts and improve the environment. Our recycled materials are arranged together to pour a big bowl of Coco Puffs at the end.
Lardiere McNair is just one of many teams joining the competition and the fight to bring a green change protecting human health and environmental awareness.
Come and join us and check out the new, reused and improved Rube Goldberg Machines.
Where: The Makoy Center, Burgundy Room, 5462 Center Street, Hilliard, Ohio 43016
When: Saturday, March 3rd from 10am to 3pm.
“Rube Goldberg machines shouldn’t add to the landfill, they come from the landfill.”
– Jennifer George, Granddaughter of Rube Goldberg
Annemarie Gill is a Law Clerk at Lardiere McNair, LLC. To read more about our firm, please visit www.lmcounsel.com.
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