Project «befter» before & after the experience The Goal Creating a teams’ experience for building a relationship to the «real world» The Reason Why Through a self-made experience students can reach a deeper learning, activate their prior knowledge and acquire … Continue reading New teaching and learning concept
Forests and their impact on our environment We can find forests all over the world, unfortunately not so many as in the past. Our forests are threatened worldwide and need our help to be protected. The deforestation (=Abholzung) and the … Continue reading Forests – why are they so important for us?
Hello everyone, We would like to introduce you to our project about doing sports and saving energy at the same time. In this decade it has become a huge trend for people all over the world to visit a fitness-center … Continue reading Doing sports in an energy-efficient way
That we are in the middle of the climate change is no secret. The news all over the world are filled with headlines which tell us that we are not looking into a bright future but what does this mean … Continue reading How can plants survive in the climate change?
Hello everyone, For our project Befter we chose the topic chicken consumption. We had a lot of questions about this theme, like how much chicken meat does our society consume daily? How do the chickens get raised on our local … Continue reading Chicken consumption
Consumption of cars It is known that cars consume more than the manufacturers state. But how much more new cars consume is almost frightening. New cars consume on average about 40% more fuel than indicated. And since 2001 it’s getting … Continue reading Car Industry – Lies and Problems
In the name of our Technology and Environment classes we had to think about an issue which troubles the environment and how we could solve or improve it. We are Jeffrey Medina and Mark Mocan and our goal is to … Continue reading What are the true costs of an unsustainable flight?
Dear Audience, We chose the topic “dry slag processing“, which means the process of the materials which were not burnable and came again out of the … Continue reading What happens during the DRY SLAG process?
Introduction The NEST (Next Evolution in Sustainable Building Technologies) is a research and innovation of the Empa (Swiss interdisciplinary research institute for materials science and technology development). We want to obtain closer information about the Nest, which is placed in … Continue reading The Nest – exploring the future of buildings
Hi there, We, Jessica Züger and Dominique Baumann, present you our findings about the theme long bright and short dark days. The idea came us during our summer holidays. We spent our summer holidays in Scandinavia. Introduction When we were … Continue reading The lighting conditions in the North
Hey guys, today you will read about our experience and what we found out with our project! Below you can see all the tasks and things … Continue reading Biodiversity – The importance of nature for ours all future
Our thoughts before the project Two of our group members didn’t know much about cables. We had no idea how important cables are for our lives and where they are used. We decided that we make our project about the … Continue reading The lifecycle of a railway cable
How we got to know about power-to-gas? We found out, that power-to-gas is an unknown “new” technology for energy storage. Our scientists are doing a lot of research to develop power-to-gas and now we wanted to know what is this … Continue reading How to store energy? Power-to-gas!
Hello everybody, For our Projectino Befter we chose the topic Upcycling Fashion. We wanted to know how sustainable clothing is made. We contacted Karin from Animazul … Continue reading Is Upcycling Fashion Fashionable?
Hi everyone, This is our finished Projectino Befter (before & after the experience) about Electric cars. We chose this topic because we believe electric cars will play a huge part in our future and therefore wanted to know more about … Continue reading Overview of electric cars and personal experience
Hi there, Here is our Befter project. Our project begins with two steps. The first step is what we would like to know about it and … Continue reading What are the standards for Swiss organic meat? Are those better than in the EU?
4Ocean Today we want to show you how much plastic is swimming in the ocean and how ugly and unclean the coastlines are. We’re going to tell you what a single person can do to help clean the ocean. We … Continue reading Help Clean the Ocean and Coastlines
Our vision of this project Our idea was to interview a person who works at “Julius und Bär” (main sponsor of the Formula E car race … Continue reading Formula E Car: How fast can you go?
First thoughts For our Projectino Befter, we would like to know more about, what happened with the food that has expired, who decides the best before date. Until now we know: You can eat it safely after their best-before dates … Continue reading Best before, not deadly from
Nowadays there’s a lot of e-waste because many people don’t care or don’t think about what happens if they always buy the latest smartphone. With our project we would like to make people aware of the fact that our resources … Continue reading Can FAIR Phones make the world a better place?
I’m currently in my last year of an apprentiship at the company BELIMO Automation AG. I have liked the enterprise since I started working here because they have such a great work atmosphere and culture. I’m not obligated to wear … Continue reading How an industrial company can look after the environment!
Do you know something about the life in Peru, Lima? How do you think is it to live in a slum house? How is it in your opinion to live in a low life-standard? This project is about one simple … Continue reading A night without a roof
The aim of this post is to show the readers which effects the use of aluminium have. Especially we show you the consumption of Zurich and … Continue reading The «yellow» side of aluminium
The story to our scenario In the city of Zurich something unbelievable happens on a Friday morning. Suddenly the earth starts to tremble (beben). The houses begin to shake and the people run helplessly and screaming around the street hoping … Continue reading Could we nourish the citizens of Zurich with food waste?
Story “Plastic Prohibition” It’s the year 2035. People have changed and so has the environment. Kids grow up with social media and everyone holds a mobile … Continue reading Made of 200 million years old organics – plastics
Water shortage is a big and known problem in Africa. But also in Switzerland we have more and more heat, dryness in summer as well as disappearing of glaciers and less of snow. So the water reserves in Switzerland are … Continue reading Does the population of Zurich waste too much water?
Insects live everywhere. Some people hate them and some people love them. We wanted to investigate what would happen if there were no more bees or pollinating insects in the canton of Zurich and take a look at the effects … Continue reading The effects of bees and pollinating insects
Hemp as an alternative to paper made out of wood Before we start with our explanation you can watch our introduction video: Paper use in general and paper production from wood After we did some research we discovered that … Continue reading Paper production through hemp – an alternative?
See Zurich’s visualized potato future » OMG! Because of too many too hot days one “bad rocket” tried to escape into space but did not manage it and now the world is in flame. This is the beginning of the … Continue reading Cultivable parking spaces in Zurich
Let’s imagine, there is a huge wall surrounding Zurich city. Only e-cars are allowed to pass the barriers to get into the town. In the picture below the red line shows the wall. (Source: google.ch/maps) Calculation of exhaust emissions The Swiss … Continue reading Zurich city without fuel-powered cars