Smart Living Challenge is an ongoing platform to make daily life more sustainable. The challenge has three subthemes: ‘MOVE’ for smarter transportation ideas, ‘LIVE’ for smarter homes, and ‘EAT’ for smarter food related issues. Each subtheme has specific problems presented by involved organisations in need of smart ideas.
The kick-off was on the 9th of June at the Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), where six lucky finalists were chosen to form the SLC Brazil team.
The day started with welcoming speeches from the organizers, the Swedish Embassy in Brazil, the Technological Park at UFRJ and the Green Fund, followed by inspirational presentations from the SLC 2014 winners Bicicletaria Cultural, bicycle activist Aline Cavalcante participating in the documentary Bikes vs. Cars, and Eduardo Bernhardt from the NGO Transporte Ativo in Rio de Janeiro.
After the inauguration lunch the SLC team gathered with Johanna Olsson from Hyper Island for their first workshop. Here they got to know each other a bit more and began processes on co-creating the mobility project that will be implemented on the UFRJ campus. The excitement and motivation was noticeable among the participants and since all had already proposed interesting ideas on sustainable mobility for a more accessible campus, we believe that the SLC team 2015 will definitely come up with brilliant solutions!