Winning Projects 2012: Go Green!

  • Winner

    Climate for Children

    Climate for Children is a prototype of multimedia interactive presentations and games for interactive boards in classrooms, to involve elementary and high school children in the climate change awareness process and teach them about the impact of their everyday actions on the world’s future. Climate change is one of the most critical issues of today. At stake are recent gains in the fight against poverty, hunger and disease as well as the lives and livelihoods of billions of people in developing countries. The presentations in Climate for Children use different sets of data making learning...
  • Winner

    Haki: Shield and Defend

    Haki, meaning rights or justice in Swahili, is a mobile game series that is not only fun to play, but also carries a message with social impact. Shield and Defend, the first instalment of the game, deals with environmental protection and has the player save trees from illegal loggers. Kenya has a long history of struggle around environment and conservation. Powerful individuals with political ties abuse power to promote rampart illegal grabbing of massive tracks of land, including game reserves and the largest forested areas, Kenya’s natural water towers, while coercing votes in elections to...
  • Winner

    ecoCheck

    ecoCheck Papier is a mobile app giving the user an informative hands-on experience with fun. Civilizational eras are known by the dominant materials of the time, whether Stone, Bronze or Iron Ages. Which name would today’s age deserve? While a definitive answer is open, it is certain, that as resources become scarce, all of us must adopt economically sustainable choices. This key trend towards an ecologically conscious usage of resources is seen today in the many recycled products available. ecoCheck Papier thus strives to not only portray paper as the everyday material that we know, but also...
  • Runner-Up

    Project ORANGS

    In 2007, Madison and Rhiannon earned their Girl Scout Bronze Award by raising awareness about the Orangutan and their rainforest habitat. After learning that the Girl Scout Cookies they had sold for years contained palm oil, an ingredient that results in rainforest destruction and human rights abuses the two girls founded Project ORANGS. Now seniors in high school, Madison and Rhiannon are committed to ensuring that Girl Scout Cookies are rainforest safe. In the fall of 2011, GSUSA announced their new palm oil policy, a step in the right direction, and the first policy change in GSUSAs...
  • Runner-Up

    conTREEbute

    Through the calculation of carbon footprint and compensation by planting trees, conTREEbute shows the impact generated by individuals and companies. The most important thing is to communicate the strategies: communication and action! There is no action without communication and vice versa. This is why we are strong on facebook, a medium where we connect with the people and where they tell about their business.