Why is biodiversity so important and what is it? People should understand that everybody or everything that exists on earth contributes to a big “circle of life”, what means that they need food and an environment, that makes it possible … Continue reading Biodiversity – The importance of nature for ours all future
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
3 bicycle scenarios Our scenario is how to protect the environment through riding a bike in different ways. Furthermore, it is also positive for the humans’ health. They are more motivated for the movement when they safe money. No one will make financial benefits, but it is good for our environment and health. We are looking forward to make more experience in the course of this Project. Scenario 1 Take the bike instead of the car. Our scenario is to safe more money and protecting the environment in taking the bike to go to work or school instead of … Continue reading Protecting nature by bike
Business students from Wetzikon, Zurich (wkvw business school) and metallography students from Berlin (Lette-Verein Berlin) are creating contributions in collaboration. The goal is to invent imaginary scenarios encased in today’s reality-based language of maths (calculations). There is even space for … Continue reading The Scenarios Z.B. «Zurich.Berlin.» Project
Introduction Water is the beginning of life. Especially sweet water, which makes our planet so unique. Life is only possible with its existence and we couldn’t survive without. Only three percent of the water on earth is sweet water (or … Continue reading Water Pollution
Introduction The conditions that sadly still exist in developing and emerging countries in the 21st century are repulsive. There are to this day plenty of workers that receive despite their hard work a salary that just isn’t fair. That made … Continue reading Buy Fair, Be Fair – Fair trade
Have you ever made the experience of walking through a street or a place in your city where you didn’t feel confident because of the surroundings? On the contrary hopefully everyone knows locations where they feel relaxed and happy. We … Continue reading Pollution is an eye-catcher!
Introduction Hi everyone, We began a project with a school class from Izmir, Turkey. A new challenge for all of us. Food is food and everyone … Continue reading Sustainable Food
Interview Organic Food Project Hello, my name is Dogukan, from the Izmir team. My group mates and I did an interview with the school’s literature teacher who is responsible for all the work about the sustainable and organic food. Also … Continue reading Izmir Sustainable Food Project
What is “overfishing”? Overfishing means fishing redundantly (im Überfluss). When overfishing occurs, significant population of fish will diminish and will completely disappear. Overfising doesn’t just affect fish, fishers and people who love eating fish but it damages the whole ecosystem. … Continue reading The Overfishing Challenge
Introduction Nowadays palm oil is one of the most popular oils that we people love to consume. Not only is it very harmful for us, it is also destroying our environment rapidly. It is known that palm oil is grown … Continue reading Palm Oil
Introduction Today all people around the world are talking about climate crisis, melting glaciers and hotter temperatures. What are the problems in Switzerland and in Turkey? With this article we want to present you our video and diagram about some … Continue reading Glacier melting & Floods – Climate crisis’ Effects
Introduction Today the world is running by electricity. Not everywhere and everything but almost. Even cars, buses and bicycles. At the end of the 19th century … Continue reading Get further with e-mobility!
Hoi & Merhaba! The research teams of the project ZürIzmir (Zurich & Izmir) have been providing short infos about the state of the art of their project progress, little highlights, stories of the teams’ elaborations, surveys, visits and excursions, etc. … Continue reading Follow ZürIzmir on social media
The save-energy.tips students’ website project decided to go international! Two classes were experiencing environmental project work in mixed teams: The students tried to create a relationship to their own local environment or to the place where they live in – … Continue reading The ZürIzmir Project 2017/18
Introduction A plastic bag is used on an average of just 25 minutes. Its production consumes petroleum and requires a lot of energy, dioxin is released … Continue reading An alternative to the common doggy dirt bags
We wanted to write something about PET-bottles because they are an everyday object that deserves to get more attention from the public. The effects it has on our environment are considerable but even more remarkable are the great efforts that … Continue reading PolyEthylenTerephthalat
Overview We chose the LifeCycle of the H&M clothes as we are both very interested in fashion and want to know where our clothes come from. H&M promotes a huge recycling project. The H&M stores collect old clothes and according … Continue reading The story behind fashion
Interesting fact: All the materials of our product «a bag made out of tarpaulin» is recycled. They have a never ending lifecycle, because the idea of the bag is to use it for more than a life time without getting … Continue reading The everlasting tarpaulin bag
Introduction We noticed that at lot of People think that Timberland boots are too expensive. Therefore, we wanted to find out how much the production cost and how much profit they get. Furthermore, we were very interested in the materials … Continue reading The journey of shoes