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)


21 votes

Geovation Water Challenge

Refillable Cities: tapwater campaign to reduce marine plastic

Based on the model pioneered by Refill Bristol, Refillable Cities would see every city and town in the UK reduce its dependency on plastic-bottled water. The aim is to change the mindset of the public when it comes to single-use plastics and stem the flow of plastic litter reaching our oceans. Refill Bristol is a practical campaign to make Bristol a city in which refilling your water bottle becomes a cultural norm, ...more »

Submitted by (@nat0002)


6 votes

Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge - A Citizen Science Litter Mapping Game is a web based Citizen Science litter mapping game with blockchain rewards. By mapping and opening up data on litter, users can get paid in Littercoin, a digital asset which can be used to pay anyone who will accept Littercoin.


All data from openlittermap is mapped by space, time and behaviour, and free and open for anyone to download and re-use for any purpose.

Submitted by (@openlittermap)


3 votes

Geovation Water Challenge

Mapping Plastic Flotsam and Jetsam

Develop an app to allow citizen scientists and beachcombers to record instances of plastics being washed up on-shore, and place them on a map.


People are already forming Facebook groups for their local area to share finds and ask for help in identifying objects being washed up. Adding a spatial element, and allowing the data to be downloaded, would allow a more detailed picture of the problem to emerge.

Submitted by (@fiona.thomas)


0 votes