Survivor: Beginning and the New Sustainers

As promised, Team Sustainability was there to provide the willing participants (who registered for SURVIVOR) a chance to strive towards a planet sustained!

The game (Survivor) was designed by Team Sustainability. In it, different members of the Team were stationed at different locations in the different buildings that make up the Karachi campus of SZABIST. With the location clues provided, the participants had to find Team Sustainability’s members who in turn either asked a riddle (to be solved by the participants) or made the participants play a game. Once the riddle was solved or the game won, participants were provided with a discovery that helps sustain or make efficient use of the world’s resources. Few of those discoveries included:

1. Smart Geysers
2. Composite Toilets
3. Horizontal Axis Washing Machines

With the discoveries, participants were also provided with alphabets that completed an anagram which reads


The first team of participants that collected all the alphabets and discoveries, spelt out the anagram and ran back to the starting point were named winners. These two were Danish (from Social Sciences) and Moazzam (from Management Sciences).

Once all the participants came back to the starting point, winners were announced and the pizza ordered.

Though the whole large 14th Street Pizza was meant for the winners’ consumption, it was shared by the winners with Team Sustainability and the participants’ friends that were still on campus and all eager for the Pizza.

The particiapnts said that they learnt things in the game which they may not have bothered to look for or look into if no one had told them.

With these two winners (and many at SZABIST) change to the Sustainable Lifestyle, the chain of change will continue adding more links taking forward a cause raised by Team Sustainability.