Story “Plastic Prohibition” It’s the year 2035. People have changed and so has the environment. Kids grow up with social media and everyone holds a mobile … Continue reading Made of 200 million years old organics – plastics
Water shortage is a big and known problem in Africa. But also in Switzerland we have more and more heat, dryness in summer as well as disappearing of glaciers and less of snow. So the water reserves in Switzerland are … Continue reading Does the population of Zurich waste too much water?
Insects live everywhere. Some people hate them and some people love them. We wanted to investigate what would happen if there were no more bees or pollinating insects in the canton of Zurich and take a look at the effects … Continue reading The effects of bees and pollinating insects
Hemp as an alternative to paper made out of wood Before we start with our explanation you can watch our introduction video: Paper use in general and paper production from wood After we did some research we discovered that … Continue reading Paper production through hemp – an alternative?
See Zurich’s visualized potato future » OMG! Because of too many too hot days one “bad rocket” tried to escape into space but did not manage it and now the world is in flame. This is the beginning of the … Continue reading Cultivable parking spaces in Zurich
Let’s imagine, there is a huge wall surrounding Zurich city. Only e-cars are allowed to pass the barriers to get into the town. In the picture … Continue reading Zurich city without fuel-powered cars
3 bicycle scenarios Our scenario is how to protect the environment through riding a bike in different ways. Furthermore, it is also positive for the humans’ health. They are more motivated for the movement when they safe money. No one … Continue reading Protecting nature by bike
Business students from Wetzikon, Zurich (wkvw business school) and metallography students from Berlin (Lette-Verein Berlin) are creating contributions in collaboration. The goal is to invent imaginary scenarios encased in today’s reality-based language of maths (calculations). There is even space for … Continue reading The Scenarios Z.B. «Zurich.Berlin.» Project
Introduction Water is the beginning of life. Especially sweet water, which makes our planet so unique. Life is only possible with its existence and we couldn’t survive without. Only three percent of the water on earth is sweet water (or … Continue reading Water Pollution
Introduction The conditions that sadly still exist in developing and emerging countries in the 21st century are repulsive. There are to this day plenty of workers that receive despite their hard work a salary that just isn’t fair. That made … Continue reading Buy Fair, Be Fair – Fair trade
Have you ever made the experience of walking through a street or a place in your city where you didn’t feel confident because of the surroundings? On the contrary hopefully everyone knows locations where they feel relaxed and happy. We … Continue reading Pollution is an eye-catcher!
Introduction Hi everyone, We began a project with a school class from Izmir, Turkey. A new challenge for all of us. Food is food and everyone … Continue reading Sustainable Food
Interview Organic Food Project Hello, my name is Dogukan, from the Izmir team. My group mates and I did an interview with the school’s literature teacher who is responsible for all the work about the sustainable and organic food. Also … Continue reading Izmir Sustainable Food Project
What is “overfishing”? Overfishing means fishing redundantly (im Überfluss). When overfishing occurs, significant population of fish will diminish and will completely disappear. Overfising doesn’t just affect fish, fishers and people who love eating fish but it damages the whole ecosystem. … Continue reading The Overfishing Challenge
Introduction Nowadays palm oil is one of the most popular oils that we people love to consume. Not only is it very harmful for us, it is also destroying our environment rapidly. It is known that palm oil is grown … Continue reading Palm Oil
Introduction Today all people around the world are talking about climate crisis, melting glaciers and hotter temperatures. What are the problems in Switzerland and in Turkey? With this article we want to present you our video and diagram about some … Continue reading Glacier melting & Floods – Climate crisis’ Effects
Introduction Today the world is running by electricity. Not everywhere and everything but almost. Even cars, buses and bicycles. At the end of the 19th century … Continue reading Get further with e-mobility!
Hoi & Merhaba! The research teams of the project ZürIzmir (Zurich & Izmir) have been providing short infos about the state of the art of their project progress, little highlights, stories of the teams’ elaborations, surveys, visits and excursions, etc. … Continue reading Follow ZürIzmir on social media
The dontwastemy.energy students’ website project decided to go international! Two classes were experiencing environmental project work in mixed teams: The students tried to create a relationship to their own local environment or to the place where they live in – … Continue reading The ZürIzmir Project 2017/18
Introduction A plastic bag is used on an average of just 25 minutes. Its production consumes petroleum and requires a lot of energy, dioxin is released … Continue reading An alternative to the common doggy dirt bags
We wanted to write something about PET-bottles because they are an everyday object that deserves to get more attention from the public. The effects it has on our environment are considerable but even more remarkable are the great efforts that … Continue reading PolyEthylenTerephthalat
Overview We chose the LifeCycle of the H&M clothes as we are both very interested in fashion and want to know where our clothes come from. H&M promotes a huge recycling project. The H&M stores collect old clothes and according … Continue reading The story behind fashion
Interesting fact: All the materials of our product «a bag made out of tarpaulin» is recycled. They have a never ending lifecycle, because the idea of the bag is to use it for more than a life time without getting … Continue reading The everlasting tarpaulin bag
Introduction We noticed that at lot of People think that Timberland boots are too expensive. Therefore, we wanted to find out how much the production cost and how much profit they get. Furthermore, we were very interested in the materials … Continue reading The journey of shoes
What’s up coffee Lovers? In our T&U class, we decided to take “Coffee Capsules” as our website project subject. We specialized our project on Nespresso coffee capsules, because Nespresso is one of the leading coffee brands and also owned by … Continue reading What’s behind the coffee capsule?
Introduction Tires are everywhere. There are tires for cars, for bicycles, there are big tires and small tires, soft tires and hard tires. Tires could be … Continue reading THE ROLLING LIFECYCLE OF A TIRE
Eine Welt ohne Kupfer ist schwer vorstellbar. Wir verlassen uns auf Kupfer beim Strom, der Beleuchtung, der Heizung, der Kommunikation, der Wasserversorgung und dem Transport. Kupfer macht unsere Häuser, Schulen und Unternehmen effizient, gemütlich und dekorativ und es hält viele … Continue reading A life without copper – is it possible?
As plastic bags are controversially discussed these days, we chose the topic plastic bags. We would like to find out whether the use of plasitc bag causes great pollution or are environmentally friendly. To find out how other people think … Continue reading Plastic Bags – only used for 12 minutes
What is fiberglass? With fiberglass you can use more services of the telecommunication (digital-TV, telephone and internet) than with the coax-cable (Kupferkabel). Fiberglass also doesn’t conduct (leitet) electricity which are electromagnetic. Another advantage is that it’s less interference-free (störungsfreier) than … Continue reading Fiberglass is the future!
Batteries are an important thing in our everyday lives. We could not watch TV without them. But where do they come from? What are the ingredients? Who invented batteries and how? How and where can you recycle your batteries the … Continue reading Batteries and their life on our planet