As i have mentioned many times for the last two weeks we were working on a school project for DSB (the danish rail service) DSB are currently in a great position of already being recognised as a very sustainable company. But with the current climate change they want to go beyond being a service provider of public transport and see how they can inspire people to have more sustainable living habits and be socially aware. So our job for this project was to work in groups to design new services that would act as a platform for people to make more environmentally friendly decisions and actions. It was a very intense week, but fantastic at the same time. We started with a day of intense research then by the second day we had to have an idea to start prototyping. The majority of our time was spent developing our services, creating experience prototypes that would shape and improve our ideas.
Our idea was based on the idea of educating children. We chose this target group due to the existing community that already exists within a school between the teachers children and parents…we felt this was a very strong starting point for our concept as there is already natural communication between them. Our idea is a service called “enviroKit”
enviroKit is a service which provides schools with a tool kit that enables teachers to implement new participatory methods of educating children about sustainable living, focusing on….
“OBSERVE and LEARN”
“make your own decisions”
“learn intuitively through doing”
enviroKit tools can be adapted for various exercises, teachers can download new activities from the enviroKit website or instructions on how to build their own. The tools within the kit are designed so that the children will raise questions with their parents, and make them think about their actions….we don’t believe our idea will change the world, we just want to inspire people to take small steps towards living more sustainably. If each person make 1 small change once a week, these small changes can mount up and make a big difference.
We have a full presentation to explain the concept, which i will post if i receive permission to publish it due to some photographs that are in it. However if you would like to know more i can remove the photographs and making it available for public viewing.
I also have to say a massive thank you to the Live|work team in Olso that have been teaching us for the past two weeks!