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Environmental Protection / Environmental protection

Environmental Protection
Environmental Protection



Environmental problems often seem so overwhelmingly large. It's important to remember, therefore, that the achievement of major goals begins with the achievement of minor goals in a series of small steps. This concept motivates people to take small steps towards protecting the marine environment. Activity plans guide groups of adults and children to clean trash and debris from beaches. As participants achieve collection targets, they are rewarded with badges (made from recycled materials), and when they have collected enough of these they enter a draw to win prizes. The idea is to turn environmental protection into a fun communal activity, where the achievement of short-term individual goals (collecting badges and winning prizes) leads to the achievement of a much larger collective goal (a clean beach and marine protection).

This concept combines environmental protection with social innovation. The activity plans help foster a sense of community, belonging and responsibility for the environment by cleaning up beaches. The gamification effect helps to keep easily distracted youngsters on board.
Jury Statement
We would like to thank everyone who helped us develop this design concept. The process of participating in this competition has been an important experience in our life, and winning an award is an immense honor.
Winner Statement

LUNGHWA University

LUNGHWA University
of Science and Technology
Taoyuan City, Taiwan

Wen-Yi Huang,
Lunghwa University

Yi-Hsuan Lu,
Lunghwa University

Siang-Wei Huang,
Lunghwa University