Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

How can we make greener smarter communities in Britain?

Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

Submitted by (@dave007)

Creating a digital high street to boost each local economy

Bringing the local high street together online so businesses can be discovered locally by sharing daily offers, events and services with consumers. All businesses can create a free profile with the opportunity to share a daily “promotional” message to help keep customers interested, this message could be an exclusive offer or deal for that day or the promotion of an upcoming event, a new announcement, new menus, new ...more »

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25 votes

Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

Submitted by (@tmeeky)

Be Plastic Clever; because anything else is just stupid, right?

The smart thing about the Be Plastic Clever initiative is that, like all good ideas, it’s really simple: local people (individuals, families, kids) working with local establishments (businesses, cafes, festivals and schools) to reduce their use of unnecessary single-use plastic items. Simply provide an easy-to-implement framework and some ready-made free-to-download online resources that can work at any scale (criteria, ...more »

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21 votes

Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

Submitted by (@anne.brammall)

The Happy Crocodile

The concepts of the “Walking School bus”, “Park and Stride” and car-pooling are well understood. We will combine these concepts in an innovative and community-focused service that includes those for whom driving to school is a necessity rather than a choice. The Happy Crocodile is a service that allows schools and parents to plan, create and manage walking school bus routes that provide exercise and fun for primary school ...more »

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4 votes

Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

Submitted by (@foodspot)

FoodSpot- an online platform for sharing land and growing food

FoodSpot is a visionary community platform that transforms city centers into hubs of sustainable and local food production. Via our platform we connect three urban users: (1) growers: people who want to find space to grow food, (2) sharers: businesses or individuals with available space where food can be grown, and (3) experts: those who can provide technical assistance with urban farming or space development. We do ...more »

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4 votes

Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

Submitted by (@simonvelocity3)

WareHAUS

Out of town semi industrial and logistic estates could be revitalised with an ingenious scheme whereby key workers would live within easy to assemble pod type homes situated ‘within’ empty industrial units that are not leased. The landlord would assign units across to a 3rd party not for profit ‘enablement co’. Modular homes would be kit assembled inside each warehouse, max 2 bedrooms, they are kitted out with the key ...more »

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3 votes

Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

Submitted by (@lizzieoutside)

Geo-locating Plastic Pollution

To combat the global plastic crisis by combining mobile technology, social community and adventure and distilling it down to a very local level. Plastic pollution is the single biggest environmental catastrophe our planet is facing, completely regardless of target cohort. Fighting against the millions of tonnes of plastic that enters our oceans is no easy task, and should involve all people. Users will be able to use ...more »

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2 votes

Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

Submitted by (@bulbstudios)

Neighbourhood + Eating = Neat

Neighbourhood + Eating = Neat. Bringing local communities together to source, swap and share home-grown produce. Neat addresses the global epidemic of food waste. It breaks down the misconceptions that growing produce in gardens is difficult and time-consuming. Neat will bring local communities together in a home grown network and create a sustainable living environment which improves our health and wellbeing. Neat is ...more »

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2 votes

Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

Submitted by (@andrewsage)

Portable modular green ecosystems

The project concept is to bring nature and green environments to areas where normally there is limited access to them. The portable modular green ecosystems project is a way to bring temporary greenness to sites. The concept is that self-contained modules comprising of a complete ecosystem can be placed on a site or location transforming it instantly into a green space. The self-contained modules can be just as quickly ...more »

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1 vote

Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

Submitted by (@stevemark126)

OASIS - Flowers for Life Project

Our idea is to teach and develop skills in growing flowers, growing flowering plants and seed collection and gathering at our OASIS Community Gardens and cross our community - growing cut flowers, growing wild flowers, Spring flowers, growing bedding plants, propagating flowering plants. This project will teach unemployed people, involve many people of all ages in the community, have a therapeutic aspect working with ...more »

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1 vote

Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

Submitted by (@sarah.abercrombie1)

Community Friends Walks

Norfolk has some of the most lovely coast and countryside in Britain with fantastic wildlife and historic sites and is well used by confident active people. However it also has many health challenges particularly people from an increasing older population, deprived communities and those with mental health issues many of whom are isolated and inactive. They need to get out more but are not confident, do not know where ...more »

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1 vote