The Environment Now project was run byThe National Youth Agency in collaboration with O2’s Go Think Big, running from January 2016 to December 2018. The Environment Now provided support, training and funding grants of up to £10,000 for 50 young people aged 17-24 years to create unique digital ideas to help the environment.
The Environment Now enabled 50 young entrepreneurs to develop and progress their own unique digital start-up or project, whilst talking particular environmental issues. They were supported through mentoring and training opportunities, alongside ‘Thinkspiration’ sessions allowing them to meet with other young entrepreneurs to discuss their environmental concerns.
Ravi took part in the Environment Now project and you can read his story here.
The National Youth Agency released its evaluation report for the project which you can read here, and you can also find out more about the initiatives young people built as part of the project on the NYA’s website here.
What were the projects that were developed by The Environment Now?
A Map to Breathe by Ishan Khurana (Measuring the air quality in low-income housing with poor ventilation)
Aceleronby David Dawood (Creating power banks with USB ports)
Breathing Space by Omar Durrani (Reporting on air pollution in residential areas)
AQUA by Harrison Kees (Monitoring air quality outside York’s high schools)
Auxin by Mohammed Alhadi (A phone case and app that uses renewable energy to power a phone)
Bare Technologies by Ethan Howard (Repurposing laptops for users with no computer experience)
BlakBearby Michael Kasimatis (Low cost paper based pollution senses)
Blue Tap by Thomas Stakes (Water purification at a household level)
Carbon Watch by Hana Mandova (An app to advice emission intensity of their electrical use depending on time of use)
ChargedUpby Hakeem Buge (A network of portable battery banks to borrow)
Climate Edgeby James Alden (Digital weather stations for farmers in South America and Africa)
Cutting Edge Conservation by Beth Lonsdale (Using digital media to expand learning about conservation)
Enviro: Small Steps for Big Change by Robyn Bryne (reducing waste on campus by selling and exchanging)
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