Recently I was contacted on Facebook by My My Ngo. My My is a last-year engineering student at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. My My had been pointed out the Growing Green Cities Greenhouse page on Facebook by a friend. She partners with her friend and fellow student Claire Hornn in Studio Claire Hornn, a young, international design studio.
Their first product is a worm compost bin. Their worm-bin is an aesthetic, sustainable and multifunctional design object that brings worm-composting nicely inside the households. With this product, people can be more aware about their food waste and are able to transform it into compost to create a greener environment around themselves.
My My asked me if I would like to participate in a pilot where 10 companies use their design for a period of 7 weeks in order to change the way they deal with trash. I’m very happy to oblige and to try and make this a part of the Growing Green Cities Greenhouse strategy of minimizing the trash volume we create.
When thinking about this, I realized that educational institutes would be extremely valuable partners in the Growing Green Cities initiative. Educational Institutes with bright, young, energetic people filled with inspiration are, after all, the people who will need to shape the world for their future.
So I asked Claire and My My if I could use their story. It would serve as an example to their fellow students how they can get exposure with their projects or start up companies. As a network site we would love to partner with these bright young people and their educational institutes. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to partner with Growing Green Cities.