The students’ teams present their project, both as an audio or video pitch and a written report created during the language exchange weeks in Bournemouth. Contents of the 9 teams’ contributions 1. Is it necessary to kill badgers to stop … Continue reading The Bournemouth Showcase!
Forests and their impact on our environment We can find forests all over the world, unfortunately not so many as in the past. Our forests are threatened worldwide and need our help to be protected. The deforestation (=Abholzung) and the … Continue reading Forests – why are they so important for us?
Hello everyone, We would like to introduce you to our project about doing sports and saving energy at the same time. In this decade it has become a huge trend for people all over the world to visit a fitness-center … Continue reading Doing sports in an energy-efficient way
Consumption of cars It is known that cars consume more than the manufacturers state. But how much more new cars consume is almost frightening. New cars consume on average about 40% more fuel than indicated. And since 2001 it’s getting … Continue reading Car Industry – Lies and Problems
In the name of our Technology and Environment classes we had to think about an issue which troubles the environment and how we could solve or improve it. We are Jeffrey Medina and Mark Mocan and our goal is to … Continue reading What are the true costs of an unsustainable flight?
Dear Audience, We chose the topic “dry slag processing“, which means the process of the materials which were not burnable and came again out of the … Continue reading What happens during the DRY SLAG process?
Introduction The NEST (Next Evolution in Sustainable Building Technologies) is a research and innovation of the Empa (Swiss interdisciplinary research institute for materials science and technology development). We want to obtain closer information about the Nest, which is placed in … Continue reading The Nest – exploring the future of buildings
Hi there, We, Jessica Züger and Dominique Baumann, present you our findings about the theme long bright and short dark days. The idea came us during our summer holidays. We spent our summer holidays in Scandinavia. Introduction When we were … Continue reading The lighting conditions in the North
Hey guys, today you will read about our experience and what we found out with our project! Below you can see all the tasks and things … Continue reading Biodiversity – The importance of nature for ours all future
Our thoughts before the project Two of our group members didn’t know much about cables. We had no idea how important cables are for our lives and where they are used. We decided that we make our project about the … Continue reading The lifecycle of a railway cable
How we got to know about power-to-gas? We found out, that power-to-gas is an unknown “new” technology for energy storage. Our scientists are doing a lot of research to develop power-to-gas and now we wanted to know what is this … Continue reading How to store energy? Power-to-gas!
Hello everybody, For our Projectino Befter we chose the topic Upcycling Fashion. We wanted to know how sustainable clothing is made. We contacted Karin from Animazul … Continue reading Is Upcycling Fashion Fashionable?
Hi everyone, This is our finished befter projectino (befter – before & after the experience) about Electric cars. We chose this topic because we believe electric cars will play a huge part in our future and therefore wanted to know … Continue reading Overview of electric cars and personal experience
Our vision of this project Our idea was to interview a person who works at “Julius und Bär” (main sponsor of the Formula E car race … Continue reading Formula E Car: How fast can you go?
Do you know something about the life in Peru, Lima? How do you think is it to live in a slum house? How is it in your opinion to live in a low life-standard? This project is about one simple … Continue reading A night without a roof
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
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
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 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 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
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 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!
One of the most important inventions of the last century is the cardboard packaging system. With this innovative technique it is possible to store food products far, about a year without refrigeration. How does the system work? In this … Continue reading The life cycle of cardboard packaging
The Beef Cycle We picked beef as our life cycle project, because we want to show how beef is produced and we also want raise awareness (Bewusstsein) about human beef consumption habits. We have become accustomed (gewohnt) to buying beef … Continue reading The Beef Cycle
Bread is a staple food in our culture. The majority eats it nearly every day. But how much do we know about our beloved bread? Where does it comes from? And especially where does it go, if not eaten? Can … Continue reading The life cycle of bread
We use alu cans almost every day and only a few people really know how alu cans are made and how much energy is needed to … Continue reading The life cycle of an aluminum can
Einleitung Unsere Gruppe hat sich dazu entschieden, im Fach Technik & Umwelt folgende Fragen im Rahmen einer Gruppenarbeit zu beantworten: Overall Questions How can we reduce the emissions of CO2 most effectively? Disclaim to drive cars is one way but … Continue reading Q45 – Aviation, emissions and new technologies.
Topic: Photovoltaic cells (Solar energy) Team Q61: Loris & Ronny INTRODUCTION In unserem Projekt befassen wir uns mit der Solarenergie, Schwerpunkt Photovoltaikanlagen. Unser Ziel ist es, … Continue reading Q61 – Photovoltaic Cells
A small guide for living without electricity
Experiences of Ylenia Vikor in a non-developing country
After I graduated from school I took the decision to go abroad. I was never keen on rich countries Continue reading “Q59 – Living without electricity”