Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

How can we make greener smarter communities in Britain?

Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

Wood Resources

There are a lot of small and private woodlands which when cut produce timber that is not viable to sell on commercial basis so is used as firewood or just left to rot, often the wood is good quality such as cherry, ash, beech etc. There are also a lot of craft makers who are looking for small quantities of wood for turning, carving, furniture making etc. but cannot source the materials especially when they are urban ...more »

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ECO Planet Photos

Innovate UK and the Northumbrian Water Group are backing and sponsoring the challenge. They will also be assisting the team of experts on an intensive 3-day all-expenses paid Camp and Conferenc

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Community Cider Making

Community workshop for residents and visitors to make their own organic cider from local apples.

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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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Using Technology to divert work to remote locations in the uk

Identify the talent that is available in remote and rural locations in the uk and where there are skills such as accountancy, payroll, HR and legal advice etc that Government bodies currently locate in an expensive cities such as London where there are skill shortages. Move the work to less expensive rural or home working locations using technology and high quality broadband. Utilising the skills of those who cannot ...more »

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National database of support services

I would like to create a national database of support services. This would be an expansion of the databases that individual local authorities currently have - except service providers can request to have their own organisation details added to this database. Also, this is a national database. The requirement for new services would be that they are set up to help disadvantaged and vulnerable people. The database would ...more »

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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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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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GEO ECO NET: Ecological and Social Network

Humans aren’t the only ones that need traverse cities. Both here in the UK, and worldwide, innumerable faunal species need travel about urban environments too. Some species are permanent residents, of which one example is the hedgehog. Whereas others, including a great many bird species, come and go throughout the year, their movements synced with the seasons. Others still, are sporadic, but welcome visitors that tend ...more »

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Virtual Reality Walks

Experience the UK's most interesting walks in Virtual Reality, accompanied by a choice of commentaries on the local geology, ecology and history. An educational, recreational and conscious-raising VR experience to enable people who cannot access the walks physically themselves. An educational tool for schools to engage children in the countryside and nurture their emotional investment in protecting our landscape and ...more »

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Free up city ground floor with levitated buildings

Cities choke because we can't freely move around inside it because of ground floor hogging by big buildings. Yet these buildings do not need the ground floor or the first floor or the second floor because big buildings do not rest their weight on these floors. We can free them up and put buildings on steel and concrete frames and pillars and remove much of the spaces that is being hogged at ground level and give ground ...more »

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