Since cigarette butts are a big problem today, as it represent more than half of the litter thrown in the streets , I propose to make a “cigarette cemetery”. This means that there will be small bins that can be attached to the street lamps, garbage bins, traffic lights or panels from the bus stops. After you smoke a cigarette (you kill the cigarette) it would be nice to burry it in the “gravebin”. So when you throw the cigarette butt it should be played a part from the funeral song, or a voice could say “may it rest in peace”, “it was a good cig” and other things like this.
The problem is that people don’t recycle enough. And it really affects the world. The solution would be that their would be a recycle bin with a basket with a net, like if it was basketball. Then you would throw the bottles, cans, or any recycling material in the recycling basket. Then it will make a winning sound. How it will change the behavior? This way people will like to recycle in a fun way. And more people will recycle. And they will be helping our environment at the same time. Inskickad av Esmeralda Gutierrez.
Eco-friendly Bags are available since long in the markets. However, the use of such bags has been quite low owing to the low emotional value of the bags. for this reason tote bag with guitar graphic has been designed. This serves the dual purpose- one that of use of eco-friendly bags and the other, that of the bag being popular amongst youth and fun to carry.
Inskickat av Neel Shah
What is the matter? We would like people to realize that biking is also a solution.
But how? It is as easy as a counting machine! The purpose of the machine is to count how many bikers and drivers pass by in a day. The placement would be crucial. It has to stand in between a bicycle path and a street so that people could realize how many cars have passed in comparison with bikes. The trend would be shown on a graphic. Who will act to make it go the “right” way?
Inskickat av Sebastien Morant
Statistics show that Americans alone devour over 400 million cups of coffee daily, going through 400 million paper cups in the process. Dumping, recycling or filling up landfills with these cups is a waste of time, energy and money. As a way to change people’s behavior and outlook on reusable mugs, institute a fun system where each reusable mug is assigned a coffee code, enabling them to win 1 of 10 daily prizes in every coffee shop, ranging from a muffin, scone or other pastry to a larger monthly prize. Not sold on using mugs from the shop? Have a favorite mug?
Eletricity Generator BICycle will replace all seats in the subway train. This way people instead of just sitting down and getting fat or sleeping, they can make sports, generate eletricity for the train, and of course have lots of fun. You can even get a discount ticket for the subway when you have generated enough eletricity watts. Inskickad av Diego Santos.
You throw your garbage in a bin and you hear a voice coming from inside: -Thank you and have a nice day. or some sounds like pig is eating your garbage. But people would get more surprised if two bins can make a real conversation. Can you imagine two bins in a short distance. Suddenly a voice coming from inside: -This town is full of nice people only today this is the 50th man coming tome. And there is a voice from the other bin: -Don't be show off my friend only for last hour I collect more garbage than you.
Inskickat av Vladimir Atanasov
Simple idea: you get a coin or a bunch of them, insert into the machine that will give you a puzzle piece. On the side it will have a board to complete the puzzle. Just find the one's missing and that's it. The more you donate, the more you'll play. Inskickat av Raphael Santos.
Install bikes on the trams/trains/busses where the wheel power is connected to add power to the vehicle. Having multiple bikes installed means that friends can compete to add the most energy back to the vehicle within a certain distance or between stops. Added value, you can take a bit off the price of their ticket because the tram/train/bus company is saving cost on fuel!
Inskickat av Maggie Shelton and Lennart Fennema
Imagine a car with a virtual racing simulation system built in it. Press a few buttons on the new simulation panel on the dashboard of your new VW, set up the track and opponents and opaque screens descend over the glass windows on which the simulation is projected or overlaid. With appropiate mechanisms under the seats the simulation will create even more realistic physical empact, transporting the driver into an adrenaline filled virtual world of speed and madness, preventing all the accidents and mayhem that the same would have caused in the real world. The new generation longs for speed.
The Pitfall Crosswalk is inspired by classic Atari game Pitfall. The idea is to make it fun for people to cross the street in the right places. In cities such as mine, Rio de Janeiro, people have made dangerous crossing a habit. My wish is to influence people for their own good. Inskickad av Rafael Medeiros
Our entry is a sweets vending machine that teaches social responsibility. It gives you the choice of how much you pay. The amount you pay doesn't affect the amount of sweets you get, but the amount of sweets the next people will get. The change is small but cumulative. If people are selfish and pay less money, at the end of the day the machine will be dispensing a very small amount of sweets. If people work for the greater good, at the end of the day they'll be getting lots of sweets for their money. Inskickad av Euan Mils.
When it rains... Water would follow the track and go through the conduit into the container. People could make water spouting from a pipe while they pump the water from the container. While the water spouting into the plant on top with LED light inside, the LED light would light up the plant. The water would keep going through the pipe of the plant on top, slowly dropping and watering the real plant in the bottle under the cage. The remaining water would drop on conduit on the ground to irrigate trees and grass.
The world is in a very critical stage. There are lot of issues like global warming , scarcity of resources and others which the future generations have to face the effects. My design is an attempt to raise the awareness and encourage more people to choose sustainable and environment friendly options like cycling. A board bearing the illustrations of a tree and earth is placed beside the cycling track , which has leaves fitted with green colour LEDs. There are pressure sensors placed on the cycling track , which detects the passing cycle and lights up the Green LEDs on the tree board.
The problem is that people don’t take time to recycle. The solution will be that we found a way to recycle and at the same time have fun. If you want to have fun and at the same time recycle plastic, cans, paper, glass, carton and used batteries you can go to the Machines to Recycle. Instead of using coins and wasting your money you can bring recycle things and you will play with machines. Each machine has different things, for example one will be of cans, you will give cans and then you can play.
Many young adults spend a lot of their time playing video games. What if you could actually learna by achieving objectives in games? Instead of only earning points you could also grow in knowledge. The video game industry in general should focus on games being more of a learning platform than a solely entertainment platform. The software should be developed by the gaming console companies and should be entirely open-source, in terms of content that could be incorporated into the games.
Inskickat av Vassili Zamjitski
Methods (refer to the picture):
- by setting up a recycling “corner” in high schools where huge recycling bins would be located for all recyclable materials
- Electronic touch screen “Social Wall” will be installed in the same area where students of this particular high school can leave comments, messages, news, and information about events, people and social groups on the particular campus. Only students of this particular school will have access to this wall which they may use in ways analogous to forums and social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. At the same time they will be in the recycling area, which would remind them to recycle their items. Also once they are there already it’s easier to recycle the items instead of throwing them into regular trash bins. This habitual behavior will enforce students’ propensity to recycle once they are out of high school as well.
People not picking up their dog poo is a major problem around the world. Cities and towns would be much cleaner if they did, and citizens would be happier. Few solutions have had much of an impact, but maybe that’s because this problem hasn’t been approached in a fun way! What if the dog bags provided in parks and public places came with a flower seed. Dog walkers can then plant these corn starch bio-degradable bags in a public garden, turning each pile of poo into a flower! Here’s a way to put a positive spin on a dirty subject, one that both the dog walker and the public can enjoy!
I Transformed an existing climbing frame web into a big Nomad Tent.
Seventeen Kurdish, Turkish and Iraqi youngsters stopped playing football and came to sit in it.
People brought candles and some beer. We had nice chats about the problems in their neighbourhood. At midnight they helped me taking it down.
This way i want to reach a spontaneous moment!
- 'My dad has a restaurant, i'll get you a pizza!'
- Boy on phone: 'Come over here, relaxed sitting in a tent!'
- 'When are you coming again?'
Inskickat av Rocco Verdult