You have a desk job and you are sitting all day long in a chair in front of the computer? We know a fast way to change that behavior. It’s called the elevator fun way. Take five and go celebrate a task you did well. Today you can use your break enjoying a couple of minutes of glory while taking the elevator. We are offering you an elevator fun way every working day. Saturdays and Sundays we are also climbing mountains. Take time for MORE FUN!
Submitted by Morris Joy & Dan
Fed up of having to pay to use jukeboxes in public places? What if you didn't have to pay to listen to music? My idea encourages people to recycle and in return are rewarded with one credit of music per object which is deposited into the bin. They are then given a choice of music to be played and listened to by people in a public area. This doesn't just benefit the user, but is also making the planet a greener place.
Submitted by Zachary Holt
The Problem: Our world is being contaminated by many things. One of them is batteries. Batteries contain heavy metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium, and nickel, which can contaminate the environment when batteries are improperly disposed. Batteries may produce potential problems or hazards like pollute the lakes and streams as the metals vaporize into the air when burned. Also expose the environment and water to lead and acid and more.Solution: I invented “The Battery Can”. This “Battery Can” can be used by adults, but it is much more fun for kids!!
Statistics show that Americans alone devour over 400 million cups of coffee daily, going through 400 million paper cups in the process. Dumping, recycling or filling up landfills with these cups is a waste of time, energy and money. As a way to change people’s behavior and outlook on reusable mugs, institute a fun system where each reusable mug is assigned a coffee code, enabling them to win 1 of 10 daily prizes in every coffee shop, ranging from a muffin, scone or other pastry to a larger monthly prize. Not sold on using mugs from the shop? Have a favorite mug?
Nobody likes speed limits but if we make it fun drivers will look forward to do not exceed it. HOW?
We can see radars on the street to show us our speed.But mostly there is nothing more.
If we do a speed competition drivers will have a fun.
Speed radar will measure your actual speed and compare speeds of cars before you.
CAr which will drive as close as possible to speed limit will be placed better that others. But if you overcome speed limit you will be disqualified.
Imagine actual speed limit is 35km/h
Cars before you were driving :
Everyone knows that a huge aesthetic problem on the streets in all cities is the chewing gums. People are so lazy that they just spit out their gum on the street not bothering to trough it in the trash bins around town. Therefore we have come up with a solution to this problem. A giant fortune cookie will be placed on places were there can be expected that a lot of chewing gums will end up, usually on squares and other big spaces like train stations and bus stops. A bin is placed right in front of the fortune cookie were you are supposed to put your used chewing gum.
This idea is to promote physical activity while having fun at the same time. The idea is to have a giant etch-a-sketch floor with magnetic slip ons on people feet and they can just draw away with their feet. I would put this somewhere with some traffic like the mall. This would of course be free of charge and I think kids would have so much fun with it, and probably adults too.
Submitted by Alexis Nostrand
Water conservation is tricky. Signs and shocking statistics seem to do little to change behavior. Enter FUN. Imagine a virtual fish tank behind the water faucet. The water level is connected to how much water is being used. If you leave the water running while brushing your teeth or lathering your hands, the water level lowers. You need to be smart about how much water you use so you leave water for the fish to live. The water slowly refills as the faucet is off.
The main problem of the green grocery bag is that people forget it at home. We wanted to change the mindset of shoppers when it comes to bags: today it costs them in Toronto 5 cents for every plastic bag. It is obvious that a cost is not a deterrent of forgetfulness. We want them to think of the green bag in terms of savings. To that effect we are proposing a grocery bag that you can stick velcro grocery list items on. This saves the shopper time from having to write a list or call their spouse to tell them what they need to buy. It also saves their sanity because.
My idea is to combine trash bins and basketball baskets. Its much more fun to challenge oneself to aim and hit a target than to simply drop rubbish into a regular bin. Furthermore you gain a feeling of satisfaction when you successfully overcome the obstacle. In this way, you connect a good feeling with putting rubbish into a bin. Also, I thought it would be useful to include a simple mechanism (as found in a regular map stand), which allows you to adjust the hight of the pole. Thus, various difficulty levels are provided and the cleaning of the bin is rather easy. Submitted by Sonja Heinen.
The idea is pretty simple: Taking some bins and dressing them up in silly (green?) monster costumes and placing them around the city (parks?). When people get close to one, the monster's mouth opens to allow people to 'feed' it (throw garbage in). It works with a motion sensor that triggers an engine to open the monster's mouth. It could also play some sounds to get attention. You can even park your VW next to it and the monster will keep the villains away. Ninjas too. Submitted by Levi.
Disposal of Cigarette Ends: How can we make it fun? Through the Zischer. The Zischer is located at bus stops or other public venues. It is a trashcan designed specifically for cigarette ends. Above the Zischer, there is a sign, asking people to throw their cigarette ends into a hole at the top of the can. When the cigarette enters the hole it passes a light barrier, which activates the mechanism. The electronics and motor are set into motion and soap bubbles come out of holes on the sides of the Zischer each time a cigarette end is disposed.
The idea is to make people to wipe the public chairs with fun. It’s the chair with the touch screen function which, the trash and dirty words will appear more and more when it is not wiping. When people wipe the chair, the trash and dirty words will disappear. Submitted by Agua Chou
Children interact with each other, by inventing various games. The most common behavior of children is to climb and get on high places. Psychologists explain this behavior, by children’s’ attempt to see the world from “above”. Children are also very curious and are not afraid from heights. By proposing this installation, we believe to get children involved into the practice of recycling. Such interactive bins can make children aware of their possibilities to throw rubbish in various ways.
How do we get more people to recycle drinks cans? We turn a normal vending machine into a gambling machine, where instead of coins we use old cans as credits to play. You crush you can, the wheels spin, and the lucky ones win a fresh can of cold soda.
Submitted by Vittorio Pavesi - Italy
What is the matter? We would like people to bring their old batteries for recycling. But how? Let’s imagine the situation: A recycle bin in the middle of the street, behind it a green background (like for the cinema), in front of it a video camera. You put your bag with batteries in the bin. After that you will be recorded during ten seconds. Do what you want! Be creative! And here comes the real innovation: Find yourself back on the Internet!! Thanks to the green background you and the bin will be inserted in a random video/background: a beach, a mountain, a city, the sky.
Problem: The problem in the United States is that a lot of people don’t throw the trash were it belong. They don’t care if the trash is every where. We need to do something so they can throw the trash were it needs to go. We have to do something fun that we can do to help our country. It is so important that we do something so our country would not look like a big trash in the whole world. Almost all the people who live in the United States don’t want to help to throw the trash in the trash can. So I got an idea for this problem.