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The Poop Idea

Human waste (for lack of better terms), poo and waste water, can be great resources to the natural environment around us. Our poop can act as a highly nutritious fertiliser for our gardens and our waste water can provide them with the water they need. By increasing the use of recycling waste systems it also reduces the pressure on sewage treatment plants; reduced smell, reduced leakage, reduced pollution potential. All ...more »

Submitted by (@chloen)

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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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UK Scale 3D Visual Assessment System for Environmental Planning

Unchecked development threatens the UK’s peri-urban green space, but preventing all rural development inhibits economic growth and exacerbates housing shortages. The main obstacles to such developments are the fears for loss of rural character and visual amenity. However, it should be possible to permit sympathetically designed, sustainable developments, if they can be effectively identified at the planning stage and ...more »

Submitted by (@pau1miche11)

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Greenspace Events App

The use of green spaces for events and activities can often go unnoticed and undiscovered in the local area. It is common that people want to try new activities or go to new events but get frustrated searching through the internet or social media. Our idea is to create an app which will act to help discover, promote and attend events. This might include fitness events (yoga, runs, etc.) or events (mass picnics, promo ...more »

Submitted by (@watkin56)

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Recyclopedia – taking the pain out of recycling.

Recycling of food and product packaging is a simple and widely accepted way for consumers to reduce their carbon footprint and their consumption of finite resources. Local authorities in the UK provide recycling services as part of their routine waste collection. However, there are confounding factors surrounding domestic recycling: • Not all materials are recyclable. • Packaging is often made up of various components ...more »

Submitted by (@bulbstudios)

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Marvin. Eat like the locals.

Discover independent eateries, wherever you are and experience food like a local. Marvin is an online platform enabling people to discover quality, independent and often hidden eateries in bustling urban areas. Marvin acts as an intermediary between customers and local, independent eateries guiding the user to experience food like a local. Using your location, Marvin elevates independent businesses based on quality and ...more »

Submitted by (@bulbstudios)

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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 »

Submitted by (@tay.jiva)

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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 »

Submitted by (@lizzieoutside)

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Greenspaces route guidance app

Problems: Sustaining high levels of wellbeing can often be an issue for people who work desk-jobs and commute by means of cramped public transport or high pollution roadsides. Part of the issue is a lack of interaction between people and the natural environment which is often simply a case of a lack of understanding over what greenspaces can be used for. Solution: A new app or extension to a current app which instead ...more »

Submitted by (@olimahon1)

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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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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 »

Submitted by (@andrewsage)

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