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 our Zürich … 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
Eine Welt ohne Kupfer ist schwer vorstellbar. Wir verlassen uns auf Kupfer beim Strom, der Beleuchtung, der Heizung, der Kommunikation, der Wasserversorgung und dem Transport. Kupfer macht unsere Häuser, Schulen und Unternehmen effizient, gemütlich und dekorativ und es hält viele … Continue reading A life without copper – is it possible?
As plastic bags are controversially discussed these days, we chose the topic plastic bags. We would like to find out whether the use of plasitc bag causes great pollution or are environmentally friendly. To find out how other people think … Continue reading Plastic Bags – only used for 12 minutes
What is fiberglass? With fiberglass you can use more services of the telecommunication (digital-TV, telephone and internet) than with the coax-cable (Kupferkabel). Fiberglass also doesn’t conduct (leitet) electricity which are electromagnetic. Another advantage is that it’s less interference-free (störungsfreier) than … Continue reading Fiberglass is the future!
Batteries are an important thing in our everyday lives. We could not watch TV without them. But where do they come from? What are the ingredients? Who invented batteries and how? How and where can you recycle your batteries the … Continue reading Batteries and their life on our planet
Mirror We have choosen an object, which we use every day and we actually don’t know a lot about it. So we decided to take the mirror, because every morning in the bathroom or when we drive by car, we … Continue reading See, the story of a mirror
The reason why we have chosen this topic is because our team loves Zweifel Chips and we had a fair amount of questions about that company. Swiss made? Loads of Swiss consumers like to check the origin of goods in … Continue reading The Story of Chips
Paper cycle The printing center get the paper from the swiss company Perlen Papier AG. Every day 3 trains with 4 cabins arrive by the company … Continue reading The life cycle of newspapers
We have chosen “Elmer citro glass bottles”, because we wanted to take a thing, which we use everyday. Honestly, we both don’t drink citro everyday, but I am sure that there are people who drink Elmer citro or Elmer … Continue reading The life cycle of a Swiss glass bottle
With this article, we want to show you, how cheese, especially for fondue, is produced in a local dairy. Also, we wanted to know where the milk is coming from, how their cows are treated and if there are some … Continue reading Cheese for “Fondue” from a local dairy
During the last few weeks, we have dealt with the life cycle and the recycling of aircraft as part of our project “Project Website”. In Addition, we have researched an environmentally-friendly alternative energy and a calculator with that you can … Continue reading Have a pleasant flight with where2where
We, Kim and Cécile, decided to do our work about the waste management at festivals like the Openair Frauenfeld or the Royal Arena. We have both visited these two festival more than once and we thought it would be interesting … Continue reading Festival Waste Management
One of the most important inventions of the last century is the cardboard packaging system. With this innovative technique it is possible to store food products far, about a year without refrigeration. How does the system work? In this … Continue reading The life cycle of cardboard packaging
In this project, we would like to report about some materials that are often used for making a watch. For us it is noticeable that many … Continue reading Check the watch!
The Beef Cycle We picked beef as our life cycle project, because we want to show how beef is produced and we also want raise awareness (Bewusstsein) about human beef consumption habits. We have become accustomed (gewohnt) to buying beef … Continue reading The Beef Cycle