Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

How can we make greener smarter communities in Britain?

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Submitted by (@rob.whitehead)

Re:Cycle bike scheme

Recycle is a Newhaven based project which aims to reduce the pressures on landfill waste as it prevents unwanted/unused bicycles being sent to the local waste recycling facility. Recycle will collect from the public any unwanted bikes in whatever condition. The bicycles are then assessed and refurbished to a standard where they are safe to be reused. The refurbishment work takes place in a workshop coordinated by a trained ...more »

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Submitted by (@cyclemap)

Legible Cycling Networks

It is an established fact that colour coded maps are easier for people to read, but in many towns and cities there are more than 15 or 20 cycling routes, which means that there are more routes than there are colours. My idea is to use the same colours more than once, by coding routes according to a direction of travel. All routes on the north-south axis are allocated a particular colour, all routes on the east-west ...more »

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Submitted by (@gruff0)

The Right Way Up - Sustainable planning for adventure events

The popularity of adventure events is increasing rapidly throughout the UK with many of these events taking place in and around rural communities. Adventure events include challenges such as the National Three Peak challenge which see tens of thousands of participants every year and events such as those organised by Tough Mudder and Rat Race which see thousands of participants each event. They can also include large scale ...more »

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Submitted by (@hugh.kippen)

Urban regeneration through renewable energy and urban farming

Key to future sustainability is addressing a range of issues around the socio-economic impact of food production and subsequent processing, distribution and consumption. Innovations in farming have devastated the countryside, large areas of single species crops, herbicides and pesticides reduce biodiversity, modern farms centralise profits and operate on a reducing workforce. Distribution networks create pollution, congestion ...more »

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Submitted by (@hokinponghokinpong)

Improving Credit Rating For Everyone

This idea is to improve credit rating of people through serving the community, hence to improve the chance of borrowing of people and empower individual to grow. Growth of economy is based on creation of wealth. In order to create wealth, the most efficient way is to create wealth through leverage. Loan is essential to wealth growth, yet many of the young generation is suffering from low credit rating hence a limitation ...more »

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Submitted by (@jessie)

GiveMe matches local companies to offer experience gift vouchers

GiveMe* would provide a platform for small businesses (such as community visitor centres and local cafes/restaurants) to link together to sell experience based gift vouchers. This would allow the smaller local businesses to compete with the larger chains who may already offer gift vouchers, enabling them to attract new customers. The individual companies would retain control over the ticket types they chose to offer ...more »

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Submitted by (@yumarai)

Growing gardens

Some people live in buildings without access to their own gardens, some want more space, and some want to utilise their gardens but do not have the time. Sure, there are shared allotment gardens around but there’s a waiting list for that, so why not use other free green areas such as private gardens? People can be connected through our platform where individuals/groups interested in growing food can find those with ...more »

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Submitted by (@leobarnett)

Bags in Trees - PinPoint Maps - Crowdsource in Seconds.

The back story and new idea: So we started mapping plastic bag pollution around the world to raise awareness to single use plastics at www.bagsintrees.org & Twitter/bagsintrees. A bag in a tree seemed like the perfect symbolisation of consumerism taking over the natural world, and it’s our duty to clean up the mess. It may seem hard to reach but team work makes it possible. Things have changed. The plastic bag tax has ...more »

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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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Submitted by (@hester.schofield)

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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Submitted by (@hypercube)

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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Submitted by (@melissasterry)

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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