As part of the Climate-KIC program, our city focuses on air quality and waste management. At the end of the program there will be elaborated ideas, projects, action plans, which will be judged by a professional jury and will be taken forward to implementation.
Encouraged by the success of Climathon, which focused on improving air quality last year, we are further exploring the factors affecting air, this year focusing on waste, as air pollution is linked to many problems in waste management.
During the decomposition of organic waste, typical odorous gases are formed, and the fine dust or larger loose pieces (paper, plastic foil) of the collected waste piles are lifted into the air by the wind or smaller air movement. Combustion products (flue gas, soot, fly ash) from landfill sites may be contaminated by self-ignition or incineration. The greenhouse gas emissions of municipal landfills and methane and carbon dioxide are not negligible. In addition, the impact of airborne emissions (PM, CO, NOx, CxHy,) from open-air incineration of garden vegetal waste, mainly associated with household activities, on air quality is also unfavorable; the smog situation. Protecting against the harmful effects of waste and its management as a preventive activity for the environment play a key role in protecting air quality, the environment and natural resources and can effectively contribute to economic efficiency.
We do not limit ideas, but we do give you a few starters on the ground, and here's what to think about. Outside the box, drawing from global examples, but locally feasible.
Join, register and add your thoughts! By the way, you can be part of a super exciting challenge as there is rarely an opportunity for a 24 hour idea competition in our city! Test yourself and your performance in a super community.
During the program we will learn about the current situation in the field of interpreting by experts in the field of air quality and waste management, and we will also jointly review the action plans and background materials in force to see the most complete baseline.
Building on this, you will form teams around an idea that will work together in the 24 hours. Each team could come from many different areas, there are no borders, everyone can add their own ideas to the project.
During the 24 hours, you will learn the details of how to engage with the public in a community project. We will go into the business model of choosing a sustainable operation for your idea if you continue to grow as a business. You will also receive a performance technique training to present your best form to the jury.
Finally, the next morning, a professional jury will judge the order of the participating projects.