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Move and Produce

Produce clean electricity by yourself
Title of your project


1. What Problem do you want to solve ?

The last Thursday, we were walking on the street heading to a park but we did not have battery anymore on our mobile phone. We were looking for a charger but it’s hard to find it in the street. We did not have charger, no mobile phone, but we needed to find our way. Our idea came out to create something to produce energy to get our battery back whenever we want. Do we necessarily need a nuclear power plant to get electricity ? What if getting electricity would be easy as pie ?

Nowadays we know that in some few years minerals will disappear among them coal (108 years), copper (61 years), tin and zinc (40 years) and silver (29years). We believe that electricity power is the substitute of these energies because it’s a clean and durable energy (there is no emission of CO2 from the electricity power). However the production of electricity isn’t sustainable because we use pollutant materials. For example: nuclear power plants, one of the major producer of electricity but they are not durable for our environment. Hence the activity of nuclear power plants reject radioactive waste underground, in the atmosphere and also in our oceans. So our problem is that we do not know how to produce electricity without polluting the environnement and to help the well-being of human.


2. Why does this problem exist?

Minerals fields on earth are not eternal, the next generate won’t be able to use coal, tin, silver… It’s time to find another way for them as for us to live properly without these energies.

Minerals field is decreasing because we over-consume comparing to the last century. The land can not satisfy the needs of human being. Either we reduce our consumption either we use an alternative way to not damage the ground. Furthermore energy demand increases due to the environment we have made. Indeed it is now very difficult to live and be independent without electricity. For example, to enlighten us we mostly all use electricity instead of oil lamp, petrol lamp or candles. In our society electricity is an integral part of everyday life.

Moreover we are dependent on electricity we would love to get this energy whenever and wherever we want. People want to have a more confortable life, they wish the best. In addition electric power is the best way because it's cheap, fast and easy to use.

An other reason is that we are in a society where the numeric is in expansion and will continue to growth. Hence the numeric time will increase the electricity consumption. Even watches are becoming connected to electricity and need a high energy.

Try to think a day without electricity and you’ll find out all problems we can get.


3. What breakthrough are you commited to creating?

Our breakthrough is to produce electricity thanks to the human activity.

And why not create electricity on our own?

We know that there are already some innovations that allow people to create their own electricity, as solar panels, electric windmills and so on. However those concepts are not focus on the humans energy. Everyday we generate a lot energy to walk, move, speak and work. Then some people want to respect the planet by consuming less energy which is affecting our environment but they can not because even using electricity is not sustainable.

So we think that this strength we use day by day in our gesture can be transfer in electricity production.

We thought to contact some experts to know better about this project among them: -EDF - Engineer School - Erwan Menthéour - Pierre Dukan - Decathlon - APTE

Resources used by the team

NAME OF THE MEMBER OF THE TEAM
ACCESSED RESOURCES
Corentin Le Méliner
Videos:
  • Video 1 : Jackie Savitz : Save the oceans
  • Video 2 : Ellen MacArthur Videos - The circular economy
  • Video 3 : Jonathan Trent : energy from floating


Book : Botsman, R. et Rogers, R. (2010), What's mine is yours, the rise of collaborative consumption, HarperBusiness


Documents:

  • Article 1 : Quelles alternatives en termes de modes de vie durables ? (on http://thanh-nghiem.fr)
  • Article 2 : Sky TV teaches media literacy to Italian children (on theguardian.com)
  • Article 3 : SC Johnson makes steady progress on improving its ingredients list (on the guardian.com )
  • Article 4 : Swansea tidal lagoon project faces delays (on the guardian.com)
  • Article 5 : An Unlikely Program Is Getting Kids Off the Street And Into the Ocean (on takepart.com)
Armand Krolak
Videos:


Book : anhee L. (2013), Happy RH « Le bonheur au travail »


Documents:


Céline Canbakan
Videos:
  • Video 1 : Ellen MacArthur Videos - The circular economy
  • Video 2 : Janine Benyus: le biomimétisme en action
  • Video 3 : Latitude Responsable - Danone Communities - Projet 1001 Fontaines


Book : OuiShare, Société collaborative, La fin des hiérarchies (2015), Edition Rue de l’échiquier


Documents:

  • Article 1 How to make your workplace more sustainable le 28 septembre 2015 par Emma Featherstone
  • Article 2 PLATEFORMES : DU PARTAGE DE LA VALEUR AU PARTAGE DU POUVOIR le 17 septembre 2015 par Marc-Arthur Gauthey
  • Article 3 Rochelle March Discusses Business Model Innovation for More Sustainable Outcomes at Bard MBA in Sustainability le 14 septembre 2015 par Chris Wash
  • Article 4 Ikea's net positive approach is its 'licence to operate' le 30 avril 2015 par Lynn Beavis
  • Article 5 World's largest ecological study aims to make palm oil wildlife-friendly le 29 septembre par Tom Levitt
Gaspard Castro
Videos:


Book : Cradle to Cradle : créer et recycler à l’infini. William Mcdonough / Michael Braungart. Edition : Manifestô, 2012


Documents:

auteur : Côme Bastin, septembre 2015

Audrey Noyard
Videos:
  • Video 1 : Arte documentary movie : Prêt à jeter – l’obsolescence programmée
  • Video 2 : Ellen MacArthur Videos: Bernard Lietaer – The potential of complementary currencies
  • Video 3 : Latitude responsible –Danone Communities - Projet Grameen Danone


Book : The Economics of Enough : How to Run the Economy as If the Future Matters Auteur: Coyle, Diane



Documents:

Alexandre Tréhu
Videos:
  • Video 1 : Green Economy and Sustainable Development: Bringing Back the Social
  • Video 2 : Sustainable development: what, where and by whom?: Kitty van der Heijden at TEDxHaarlem
  • Video 3 : Sustainability for All: Jonathon Porritt at TEDxExeter


Book : Ecolonomies : Entreprendre et produire autrement. Emmanuel Druon, Edition : PEARSON


Documents:

  • Article 1 Le Monde, Le développement durable, une solution à la crise financière ?
  • Article 2 Ian Thomas, Student Interest for Environment/Sustainability Undergraduate Programmes: Recent Australian Experience
  • Article 3 Marie Grice and Olof Franck, A Phronesian Strategy to the Education for Sustainable Development in Swedish School Curricula
  • Article 4 The New York Times: 20 Years Later, Again Assigned to Fight Climate Change
  • Article 5 Outdoor apparel brand United By Blue takes charge in ocean cleanup effort
Victor Fichant
Videos:


Book : Rifkin J. (2015) The third economic revolution: how lateral power is transformating energy, the economy and the world, st martin griffin


Documents:

  • Article 1 « Why the collaborative economy is not like social media », ouishare magazine, voice of a collaborative society
  • Article 2 “you won’t believe how many pounds of food we waste each year” by Camille pendley in the “good”
  • Article 3 “what’s behind so many whales dying in the golf of Alaska?” in the earthtalk
  • Article 4 - “une solution innovante pour rémunérer les collecteurs de déchets informels dans les pays pauvres » de socialter
  • Article 5 - « comment blabla car a conquis le covoiturage » dans alternatives économiques


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