Everybody knows how important it is to reduce the amount of energy we use and the amount of waste we produce. Even if you're doing your very best, how do you keep track of how much energy everybody else is using? What about office buildings that leave their lights on all night? Buses idling with their engines on? Does your school leave windows open when they have the heating on? And how do we highlight positive things like recycling drives, car-boot sales and repair workshops?
It's time to question how we can make our cities greener!
Join us at the Dublin Green Watch workshop where we will turn you, the citizen, into a sensor and create a dynamic green map of Dublin. Along with TCD and Intel researchers, we'll identify the best way to capture the environmental friendliness of neighborhoods and streets. Based on this, we'll create a smartphone and tablet app that we will use to sense and collect data and ultimately make a real-time green map of Dublin, highlighting greener neighborhoods. Learn how crowd-sourcing can put pressure on people, businesses and corporations to take responsibility for their ecological footprint, and how it can highlight positive alternatives.