The idea includes the following:
1. Submission phase to the online competition where anyone can submit examples of already implemented low-cost ways of how we reclaim our environment under the following seven categories:
- Unused buildings refurbished and reoccupied
- Buildings redecorated that were used previously
- Alleys, streets and other public places covered in concrete that were revamped
- Forgotten green areas that did not used to be maintained and are now re/energized
- Empty lots that lacked greenery transformed into green areas
- Objects like trash cans, electricity boxes, letter boxes, lamp posts, traffic lights and other objects that were beautified
2. Public voting to determine The 7 Wonders of How We Reclaim Our Environment, so one in each category.
3. Campaign to promote / advertise The 7 Wonders of How We Reclaim Our Environment on a dedicated website, Facebook, Youtube, Twitter by organizers and submitters of the potential wonders themselves. The goal of marketing these wonders would be to bring awareness to people that these examples exist and by doing so trigger people around the world do similar things, as well as, to encourage people to travel and visit The 7 Wonders of How We Reclaim Our Environment. (Perhaps an online toolkit could be added too to help people do similar things in their own home towns.)
4. Guided tours provided by local volunteers, submitters and creators of The 7 Wonders of How We Reclaim Our Environment. There could be a small entrance fee for these tours and proceedings could be reinvested in the community or to maintain the wonders. The goal with the guided tours would be to educate people of how the wonder was realized, to inspire visitors and teach them how they could transform their own communities and create their own local wonders. (Perhaps a small toolkit such as paint and brush could be given to visitors so they can go home and start painting their alleys, etc.)
5. The 7 Wonders of How We Stockholmers Reclaim Our Environment and similar local activities that could be established by people who read about the 7 wonders or who visited them. These would be so-called local grass-root 7 wonder initiatives.
The photos are for four of the categories. Help me find three more for the remaining ones (Forgotten green areas / Empty lots / Other). Thanks! :)