Maria Education Garden
Plastic waste is one of the greatest environmental challenges we have today. Collectively, we produce 400 million tons of plastic waste each year and the majority of this is not recycled and ends up in landfills, the ocean or the natural environment.
Using 100% recycled plastic panels and tubular metal, Maria is a modular planter, designed for the creation of educational gardens. It offers educational activities and experience for a greater understanding of the environmental emergency and proper waste disposal and helps users to visualise and remember the importance of plastics recycling and reuse.
Maria demonstrates the potential to create value from plastic scraps. It amplifies the global message of sustainability and environmental protection and promotes awareness of the circular economy as a paradigm for the future of our society.
What is MARIA?
- Challenge Tackled
As climate change still is often not very well understood and awareness of what aspects of personal lifestyle affect it is not always present, the App works to highlight the issue of climate change and inform learners to about the different aspects of it and how to best adjust lifestyle to reduce carbon footprint
- Target group, beneficiaries or clients
Young people and educators working with young people.
An app to inform, raise awareness and inspire lifestyle changes.
The App combines an informational multimedia factbook and a carbon footprint tracker to create an interactive and engaging means for young people to learn the basics of the phenomenon of climate change and identify areas in their personal behaviour with potential for improvement to reduce carbon footprint.
- Unique Selling Point
The makes information easily available as a mobile app that can be read and viewed in free time in various situations, is engaging and allows for young people to promote it among each other.
The App is available for Android and iOS and is being promoted both to young people, but also to people who want to incorporate it into other educational offers, with a guide book of useful exercises being developed.
This method is easily adaptable to other areas where awareness ought to be raised.
- Challenge Tackled