Our climate is changing. This is something we can’t deny. The icecaps are melting, the sea level is rising, some animal/plant species are disappearing, … Therefore, we should study and try to prevent the causes of global warming. The main … Continue reading The Mystery of Kalmthoutse Heide
Dear audience, We have written an article about the City Park in Antwerp (google.be/maps). Our question was whether an urban environment would have an influence on the park’s vegetation or not. The City Park, officially called the ‘Stadspark’, lays very … Continue reading Antwerp’s City Park
A partial analysis of Antwerp international airport We all know air travel has negative effects on the environment but just how bad is it? [Zurich’s partner team contribution “What are the true costs of an unsustainable flight?“] Negative effects of … Continue reading Sustainable flights
Project «befter» before & after the experience The Goal Creating a teams’ experience for building a relationship to the «real world» and in collaboration between teams across the world. The Reason Why Through a self-made experience students can reach a … Continue reading «befter» – a new teaching and learning concept
It is a common fact, that the future of individual mobility will tend away from fossil fuels to more sustainable technologies. But which one can replace the existing technology while being used in the same widespread scale? Purely electric cars … Continue reading Future Mobility
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 (before & after the experience) 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 … 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 befter 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 … 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