Green Energy Social App
A Social App to engage communities into the use of green energies, through a friendly competition.
For example, Peter installs a solar panel at home and gets 100 "green points" reaching the top of his community's Green Ranking and becoming the "Green Mayor". Peter's points will accrue for his Community that will ‘compete’ against other Communities.
Through this app, people can track their use of Green Energies and accrue it to their community’s efforts. Communities will ‘compete’ against each other resulting in a ranking and thus feel the social media pride through Facebook and other digital platforms.
People will record the efforts they make to transition to green energy, which will translate into points. The person with more points within a community will become the ‘Green Mayor’. The 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th person on the ranking will also have specific status recognitions (e.g. badges). Only the people of each community can see the community’s internal ranking.
How will the app look like? 4 simple screens:
1) Personal Profile: picture, name, motto and points
2) Add effort: install solar panels at home (100pts), go in bike to work (2pts), buy a hybrid car (60pts), etc. People should upload a picture as a proof of performance’. Efforts will translate into points!
3) Community ranking: among the participating communities, and progress made
4) Conversation/blog: people can post tips and make comments
Define the Community:
More people participate, the better this app will work. Therefore, a way to start making buzz could be by defining the Community as high schools or universities.
Other alternative for the Community could be Sports teams. For example, Chicago Bulls Fans could be the greenest of NBA.
We can redefine the communities however we want!
Ultimately, Communities would be definied as cities accross the world.
While I was thinking about the "Green Energy Social App", I came across
this idea that served as inspiration.
What community does this idea benefit and who are the main players?
As the App becomes more popular, we can define larger Communities.
This app is thought for young people, with a clear concern for sustainability.
How does your idea specifically help your community rapidly transition to renewables?
The friendly competition will accelerate the transition into renewables.
The "social status" will trigger people's pride and desire to top the ranking. Similar to what happens with other apps, such as foursquare.
What early, lightweight experiment can you try out in your own community to find out if the idea will meet your expectations?
The app should be relatively easy to prototype. Then, we can try it with small predetermined communities.
What skills, input or guidance are you keen to connect with from the OpenIDEO community to help you build out or refine your idea further?
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