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Extremely creative mind with speed, positivity and cris-crossing between many different interesting topics at the same time.
I am trying to live extremely green and with a minimum carbon footprint.
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I suggest that everyone joins 1 or 2 of these gamelike events, that go on constantly, w "missions" IRL, exercise, entertainment, competition: Waymarking / Turf Game
Create open competitions for all students, artists & volunteering teams. Let them build/construct/create sculptures out of trash collected locally. Auction these art objects to raise money for more local environmental & charitable work.
Repair & Customize Old unused barges to move around recycling centres, evening schools and allotment gardens between all the residential areas, on the rivers and around the shorelines of Singapore. (rotating schedule)
Design different types of games together with different groups and teams. The fundamentals and mechanics of the games should be to inform lots of small bits of educational knowledge and fun, around environmental issues, energy, ecology…
There is a trend of taking materials and used furniture/clothes and leftover material from industrial processes and remake into brand new "design products". I propose to start a shop and hold workshops for creative handicrafters!
Some professional people like firemen and similar do a communal and collective effort in buying and cooking healthy lunch and dinners. This has decreased the total number of minutes that they are occupied with shopping and cooking their own food.
Update the ordinary "Slí na Sláinte—Paths of health" with some voluntary casual interaction, interactivity, map sharing and little amusing details, to make people exercise little bit more often, and do little longer trips each time.
Discount coupons, "frequent shopper deals" and temporary offers. The concept is to tie together customers choices with local business owners that are doing better social and ecologically responsibly business choices.
Crowdsource "audio books" in a library for enhanced reality! Volunteers upload their stories/soundscapes. Geo-tag the starting point of each story to GPS-coordinates. Listeners download the Mp3 at home, travel to the starting point and press play!
Enables a frequently scheduled, reoccuring & circulating "multi-media- screenings" out in public places, you will just need a white wall or portable-film screen and a power outlet (can be supplied with extension cord, through a window from a shop)
Create the template format for webcast TV/Video. Let citizens film and broadcast whatever they want from the region. Invite youth clubs, sports associations, handicraft-& artisan-people to display their events on the TV. Watch it on every computer!
Competitions, annual (or bimonthly/monthly) Photo challenges, that influence citizens/volunteers design & shape the formats & rules each time. This involves them in the process, and can inspire people to look at their home streets in brand new ways.
Try to abridge generation gaps, and knowledge gaps. Try to establish connections that celebrate our heritage and our family tree. Let elderly pass on knowledge, skill sets, memories and storys about the area. Online version of time capsules.
Have open competitions to crowdsource artworks, infographics and get new creative ways on how to show the good benefits with riding on collective transports instead of each citizen driving alone in their own car.
Have competition and experimental workshops to let citizens choreograph a new salute/greeting, that could become a signature salute that can perhaps become spread and used all over the world, as coming from your city.
App for smartphones that is intended to link volunteers with different organisations that wish minor tasks performed. A matchmaking App, to make world work together more smoothly: www.openplanetideas.com
I have created and started a webcast local TV station, on a lowbudget, piggybacking on youtube-technology, modelled after Public Broadcasting Service Non-commercial standards for all citizens to use and utilize.
Paths of Health is an initiative that started on Ireland in 1995. Their aim was to influence more people taking up low-impact exercise. To increase average health levels in their population and to prevent cardio-vascular diseases.
www.improveverywhere.com is basically organising and choreographing flashmobs and official performances on streets and city parks and public transport, with only one big goal : to make people smile (on their way to work)
I thought it could be interesting to watch different types of Parking-fee- and vending machines. They are more and more designed with big colourful buttons and graphic symbols easily recognizable. And with lots of smart functions.
There are many variants, versions, types of votes/ballot cards/ballot boxes. I find some are confusing, big risks that some voters mark their vote incorrectly just out of confusion. See Florida recount incident 2000.
If you have several hurdles before even the election day starts, you will get lower participation. A system excludes because: Some missed the deadline to register to vote, others feel it is too much work, and some are only confused by the process.
A regional touring network of different science projects, inspired from Khan-academy and sidewalk astronomer John Dobson which often places his little homebuilt telescope in different streets at nights with cloudfree skies.
Help the citizens that run around the city hall between departments in the quest of getting their permits and fees paid for routine errands. We can create a new form of service-focused one-stop-shop at the local government. Updated 12/30
Engage random people in a field, park or inside a sports hall for an afternoon of some exercise and social vibrancy. Let the participants design new types of sports competitions (team games or individual events) in a short creative workshop.
thinking about what people do together, without any physical contact or an actual common ground — led me to go through handshakes in the past, and also how a crowd together make salutes in the stands of a football arena "the mexican wave" and so on.
Trying to abridge generation-gaps. Making connections to celebrate our heritage and family trees, and also pass on knowledge, skill sets, memories, memoires.
Online version for digitally saved mementos, and a version for saving objects in metal boxe
The problem : privately owned empty unused spaces that deteriorate when owners & investors just leave it. I suggest online tool that enables volunteers to report & then apply for permission to use the lot for temporary activities
My home town have had big traffic congestion problems. But they do not spend money to construct widening the roads/bridges with extra lanes. They do special events to show how different means of transportation is better, faster, more vibrant.
It is very interesting to see in what order the news headlines are presented at the beginning of the evening news. Or what story will cover the front page of the tabloids, and which important events get stuck between sports section and cartoons.
This inspiration is about all the potential of the actual method, principle and technology of using wiki to make certain public statements and communications with those that would benefit from knowing about them. Open, Userfriendly, Transparent.
I imagine local radio stations could be popular. I have the idea of using a radio program as answering lots of questions from people, will have big benefit and largest spread in a region where there is large distances to travel.
Design some type of game together with several groups and teams of people in Caldas. The fundamentals and mechanics of the games can be to distribute small bits of knowledge and info around health (prevention, nutrition, medicine, hospitals...) and/o
Loosely based idea around keeping schoolchildren in school longer time, to make them learn more. Not very well defined, because it is only the general purpose of the idea that is making me interested in this angle. So please help with ideas and how t
This is similar to other concepts, but suggest a permanent location in each village and city, in attachment to a school, library, municipal offices. To have a computer being able to reserve for one hour per person per week, and staff present at all t
I thought abit about the natural vitamins and effects that people get from sun and daylight. For scandinavian people it is general knowledge that in the months of winter, get depressed and nutrientdeficient if we spend the whole working week indoors
This is a scheme that is popular in Commonwealth countries and U.S.A. War Veterans sell these red Poppy-symbols around Remembrance Day each year.
Sale of the symbol raise money and creates awareness and to help not forgetting about the cause.
DanWatch, WikiLeaks and other similar are researching and auditing businesses, governments and organisations on a global scale, to try to make sure that they behave and follow local laws on ethics, workers safety, minimum wages, environmentalism...
It is both a wiki (editable by all users) but also try to work to distribute their content on different ways like CD-ROMS and printed copied articles on paper to places without good internet connetions
I read an article that made me rethink a lot of what i was researching about for this challenge, I hope you too will find a couple of interesting things here:
How could we connect the target group of low-income communities in Caldas with the reality of for instance a middle-class or wealthy area in a major city in Europe or north-america? and show them our world, reality and to let them ask us questions?
Ragball is a project that teach youths to search, collect different trash materials, and apply a simple design, assembly. The participants then sell it, by themselves or on a web shop to the whole world. They also get some courses in HIV prevention.
Absolut Vodka was among the first commercial companies to make such a marketing campaign. They selected a few established, renowned artists, beginning with Andy Warhol, to paint a unique design for the ad campaigns that where promoting the Vodka.
As a means of promoting local fresh food, separating it and branding it clearer against factory-processed and fast-food. I suggest a fictional "political campaign" with posters, information from both sides, debates and an election.
Food Design and Re-Design competition, of produce and new staples (not the recipes or the packaging)
Curry powder, is a "Designed" spice, because it is in fact a mix of several other spices. Start a regional or national or international Food Design
A commercial ad campaign, it inspires buyers of local and organic food to create their own video-clips to compete for a local award ceremony. Folders and Flyers with instructions can be on shelves in supermarkets, convenience stores and farmers marke
I suggest a visual game with "augmented reality/enhanced imagery/virtual reality" combined with dazzling graphs and animated pie charts, where you could scan several items and ingredients on the shelves in a store (or what is in your shopping cart).
Lets get local broadcast media on board. It could be organised some free spaces close to the fields on some different farms. They could perform much of their normal programs and news, but outsourced to the nature.
Create a local loyalty system of bus+food card, that is meant to be used for trips to the shop, instead of a carbon tax credit. Customers get points accumulated on it every time they shop something locally-grown and when they take the bus home from t
Australians are great at recycling! But it could become much closer to 100% success rate. And we could make the packaging industry pay part of their savings to welfare organisations.
And we could also start to collect some other materials into recyc
A peer-to-peer-platform online with lots of information regarding cooking and storing food in appropriate and best effective way. Teaching home economics with regards to budget, seasonality with ingredients and energy use needed to cook them. Video-t
Green roofs, Vertical farming, and many concepts regarding small-scale farm exist now. All are focused on the fact that there are lots of free space very close to the customer/consumer. And they all seem to propose DIY-farming on small scale.
Remove the need for all produce to be shipped to a central ware house for auctions each morning. As in the concept : "Rethinking Food Transp". But here I am describing the tool to make it happen. Almost like "Qld - LoFE" but for the food industry, an
It was in 20th century very popular for cities to "link" to other cities in foreign nations into formalized "sisterhood-collaborations" for goodwill and for potential trade agreements. I think they were done mostly randomly in the past and not utiliz
— Entertaining kids while they are learning about farming and plants —
There is already some software and Apps available that makes you able to prepare a stop-motion-film of a string of photos in your camera (or on your computer), and some softwar
I saw a refridgerator in a supermarket. It was very cleverly and conveniently placed between the checkout tellers and the exit doors. A discrete sign on the fridge door said " Give a little bit of your dinner to a homeless - we will collect your don
Food — serious business — probably most important thing in our lives that we need to consume. (next to air and water)
But we can also have lots of fun with it! We could even let users create the scripts and rules for the games!
Use Comedy, Theatre,
For those people that not know where the local farmers-market are. And for those that does not have access to a car. And for those that want to go on a picnic on a weekend to a farm, but not know which one you could visit. Or if the cheap supermarket
Newspaper and magazine industry have refined their logistics perfectly, but few other business branches have attempted their model.
Each person does buy a big amount of regular items to their kitchen on a weekly basis. Similar amounts each week. (
I propose a modern way to send a message to the producer/supplier of a product in the shop in a new groundbreaking way!
Every time a consumer purchases a product, he/she sends a message to the producer that the products price, quality, content seems
There is potential to create many audio and visual art projects if artists and musicians got more opportunities to work with medical expertise and equipment.
I believe that art and music can connect to humans fascination and understanding about our
I think the many different local laws of "opt-in" vs "opt-out", different mind-sets, legislation, the ways of setting up donor-registry in all of the different countries around the world was most important to change.
We as humans have all got an a
Water and sewage infrastructure have been essential to most european cities success, wealth and prosperity. I wish we could do a big knowledge transfer and technology jump. With very little infrastructure required we could help apply and implement si
Print decals with temperature and/or pressure sensitive ink. Place them on doors and stalls in bathrooms throughout a city. If a person pushes the door open on this decal will leave their handshape on it and it diminishes slowly over an hour.
I am surprised of how many males in western world does not bother to clean their hands after bathroom visits in restaurants. They are possibly spreading bacteria around all door handles and things they touch for hours after.
I understand that in un-
The amount of text, images, video and music is exploding on internet, in regular media and in all of our lives. Even if you are beginner or professional at searching the regular news or other fact-bases it is overpowering and wastes a lot of time, en
I think most of the debate and development gets overclouded with fuzzy facts and arguments that to most people can seem irrelevant and timeconsuming. It is too easy for many to disagree with climate change reports and results from actual scientific i
I am thinking holistically, renewables will be needed, reducing power losses and effectivising domestic appliances and industrial uses of electricity will be of equal importance, and systems can focus on both, simultaneously and parallell.
It would be silly to develop an App for one purpose only, and ignore the potential to use it for similar purposes that are interconnected and very closely related at the consumers daily life.