Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

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 »

Submitted by (@tmeeky)

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21 votes

How can we encourage active lifestyles in Britain?

‘Sportable’ – Find local all-ability sports clubs and groups

A searchable online map- and list-based tool that enables disabled people to find local all-ability sports groups in their area. The website will leverage information on the AccessAdvisr Community Pages (www.accessadvisrcommunity.net); which our team has already brokered for Milton Keynes, Nottingham and Lowestoft; and display it on OS Open Layers maps. The site will display nicely on both tablets and PCs, and we may ...more »

Submitted by (@taylor)

What theme of the Active Lifestyles challenge does your idea address? : Theme 3.Enabling New Behaviours

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8 votes

How can we encourage active lifestyles in Britain?

Community Sponsored Open Area

Members of the community/small local businesses can sponsor their local open area/park with small monthly contributions. The money is used on improvements for the park which are decided by the local community such as sporting equipment which are useable by everyone

Submitted by (@moracle)

What theme of the Active Lifestyles challenge does your idea address? : Theme 4.Planning & Measuring

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6 votes

Geovation Water Challenge

A Universal Translator for Water Project Information Sharing

A 'Universal Translator' tool to enable proposed and current catchment management and water management project information to be shared seamlessly between all partners in the Catchment Based Approach. Users only need to enter their data in one place to update all existing water project databases and publish OpenData layers for re-use in other systems. This will enable better networking between the wide range of partners ...more »

Submitted by (@michellewalker)

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5 votes

How can we help British business improve environmental performance?

Community Energy Hub

This project will increase the uptake of renewable energy technologies (solar PV, ground-source heat, air-source heat, small wind turbine etc.) on community halls by providing a web based mechanism for management committees to locate and engage with other hall committees locally and nationally who have successfully installed and run renewable energy installations. Interaction with other hall committees has been shown ...more »

Submitted by (@mdorey)

What theme of the challenge does your idea address? : Theme 7.Working with others

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4 votes

Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

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 »

Submitted by (@anne.brammall)

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4 votes

How can we encourage active lifestyles in Britain?

Community Cache Challenge

Norfolk is a rural county with a high proportion of older people in the population. There are serious health issues associated with isolation, inactivity, early dementia and lack of opportunities to socialise. Loneliness is damaging to both physical and mental health. We work with 54 Day Centres that provide companionship and activities for older people in rural towns and villages and they are always looking for ways ...more »

Submitted by (@sally.kelly3)

What theme of the Active Lifestyles challenge does your idea address? : Theme 3.Enabling New Behaviours

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3 votes

Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

Eco-operative - Enabling local co-operative energy generation

Renewable energy sources, namely wind and solar power are most suited to small scale, local generation. Decentralised electricity generation at a community level is slowly becoming a reality, with projects like Westmill and the Hepburn Wind Project providing real life success stories. I hope to develop a platform that enables community members to work out the logistics of installing local renewable generation, ranging ...more »

Submitted by (@thel33ter)

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3 votes

How can we help British business improve environmental performance?

Social platform for video reviews of places and events

Vode.it is a social platform for video reviews of local businesses and events.Vode.it is the 'Timeout' of video review website & apps. for small and medium businesses & the Video App Timeout & Tripadvisor, showing authentic recommendations & point of experience rating through video reviews. Vode.it stands inbetween Yelp and Viddy featuring social video reviews of businesses, services, places and events. The web and app ...more »

Submitted by (@nailvaliyev)

What theme of the challenge does your idea address? : Theme 6.Business priorities

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2 votes

How can we help British business improve environmental performance?

Resilient resources

Our idea is to develop a “resilient resources” tool that could catalogue and map the uses of resources in a local region and offer users ways to analyse and identify where gaps exist and what waste streams could be redirected to build a more circular economy of resource flows.

Submitted by (@paulmackay)

What theme of the challenge does your idea address? : Theme 7.Working with others

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2 votes

How can we encourage active lifestyles in Britain?

Run This Town - a territory-control MMO running game

Capture territory in your local environment and compete against others to hold on to it. Run this Town is a smart phone application that transforms every local environment into an arena for play. To take part, players activate the app whilst beginning their run, so it can record their location. The objective is to possess as much territory as possible and spaces can be captured by running around them. The game will ...more »

Submitted by (@panstudio)

What theme of the Active Lifestyles challenge does your idea address? : Theme 1.First Hurdles

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2 votes

Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

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 »

Submitted by (@bulbstudios)

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2 votes