A huge congratulations to our Christchurch participants who presented their final solutions at our showcase event. The winners of the Judges Award, ‘Recircler’, will have the opportunity to present their solution again at the Canterbury Chief Executive Forum later this year. Our People’s Choice Award went to ‘Canopy of Lights’.
Your feedback and idea support
We now have 5 fresh ideas you can help grow with local leadership and entrepreneurship.
We invite you, as a Smart Seeds participant, mentor, fellow, industry leader or supporter to explore these ideas and consider how you could support their further development.
The earthquake and subsequent rebuild of the central city resulted in a change of habit, such that the city centre is not the first choice for people to work, shop, eat and play. How do we change these habits to bring people back into the central city, to recreate a vibrant city centre?
How do we get people to take ownership of reducing their waste? Do I need that packaging? Is it waste or is it a reusable resource? How do we get people to rethink what is waste and change behaviour to optimise/utilise their unwanted resources? How do we move people’s behavior away from “wish-cycling?”
A large proportion of people in Christchurch live inactive lifestyles. This has an impact on physical as well as mental health, the livability of our environments and the costs of healthcare, amongst other issues. How can we help people live more active lifestyles? How can we effect substantive behavior change? How would you test success?
Canterbury’s food production, gathering and distribution needs an overhaul. How can food be future-proofed in Otautahi, making it more resilient and meeting a variety of environmental targets?
Challenge E: Connecting Communities
Simplify and increase the ability for people [or you] to connect and participate with others in your community, where people can share their knowledge and wisdom, and others can receive new knowledge; all this increasing the social good and betterment of individuals and the community.