Wednesday, November 19, 2014

EcoJam: A Design For Sustainability MakeAThon for those excited to solve social problems

The Alternative is an online magazine on sustainable living and social impact. We strive to make sustainability an everyday conversation through choices we can make in our daily lives - from food to travel - in a way that lends itself to positive social impact.

We are delighted to announce the 'Eco Jam', a 24-hour Design MakeAThon bringing together students and young working professionals with varied skills and backgrounds along with design experts, social organisations, communities and NGOs to create solutions in a first-in-Bangalore event to create innovative solutions to address Sustainability challenges.

Powered by Electric Car makers Mahindra Reva, the EcoJam is organised by The Alternative along with Workbench Projects and Sattva Consulting, on November 22-23rd at RBANMS High School, Ulsoor.

Winning team gets an opportunity to win Rs. 20,000 to bring their solutions to life by prototyping and piloting with the support of the MakerSpace in Halasuru, Bangalore and our team of experts and social organisations.

The theme for the MakeAThon is Sustainable Urban Mobility which could be interesting to a lot of people on this group. The EcoJam is open to students across disciplines and young working professionals - anyone interested in working on sustainability solutions.

More information on the MakeAThon and registration is here:

The EcoJam is taking place at The Green Bazaar, a weekend market that occurs every alternate month, celebrates earth-friendly living. We curate a market featuring the best of local organic products, chemical-free wholesome food, upcycled fashion, handmade native crafts, children’s toys, books, apparel, waste/water/energy management solutions – a variety of sustainable products that can power everyday living.

Not just a market, the Green Bazaar is also a thriving space for conversations and engagement around sustainability through DIY workshops, a dedicated children’s corner, panel discussions and more.

The 8th Edition of the Green Bazaar: Design Matters brings together experts in sustainable design, innovative products, ideas and conversations and a diverse mix of people from artists and entrepreneurs to conscious consumers and young children, providing a fitting backdrop to the first EcoJam.

We look forward to seeing a lot of young people at the MakeAThon.

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