Design Project 2 | Mini Proposals

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Project 2 - Mini Proposal

Mini Proposal 1

Enter a 1-paragraph Mini Proposal (<300 words) that describes:


We aim to design urban green gardens for poor people in peripheral areas. The name of our project could be ELA (Eco - friendly Life for All). Our main objective is to support destitutes in having a roof in a sustainable way. By providing photovoltaic panels, led lights, and natural ventilation monitoring systems , we want to ensure a eco - green focused lifestyle. We plan to partner also with no profit association GBC (Green Building Council) for the supply of led lights.

ELA will focus on selecting environmentally - friend companies for furnishing led lights, and will guarantee an house for all.

Mini Proposal 2


We aim to establish an earth-friendly pantry, (possibly called EcoJar Junction), in a suburban neighbourhood. This project’s main objective is to support local produce and encourage zero-waste living in suburban neighbourhoods. By providing customers a waste-less bulk food store, they can save a few dollars on import/export costs, packaging costs etc. We’d also partner with nearby farmers and serve as the middleman to sell their produce.

The store will focus on zero waste principles, encouraging pantry and home refills through reusable containers. Customers can simply weigh, label, fill, and pay for their chosen goods. By fostering sustainable practices and promoting local agriculture, EcoJar Junction will be a vital contributor to the community's well-being and environmental conservation.

Mini Proposal 3


We aim to establish a sustainable urban agricultural program in cities to provide fresh, nutritious food to schools. The purpose of this project would be to utilize an empty city-space currently and convert the wasted space into a center for the community, run by a few traditional staff and volunteers from the community, especially children as an opportunity for education. This program would be strongly intertwined with the community, receiving compost materials from school/private home waste from those in the area. With the latest technology, the empty building can provide a variety of nutritious food to the local schools, providing children regularly with healthy food. The farm would recycle water from runoff, use solar power both in the form of panels and passive heating and light for the plant growth, and limited pesticides and herbicides as the internal environment will be more sheltered, making it more sustainable compared to traditional outdoor farms. Additionally, by including a farm within the city itself, transporting the fresh produce is significantly easier. The target community for this project would be in an urban environment with a prevalent youth population, especially in a food desert or not near freshly grown produce.

Mini Proposal 4


We aim to establish community gardens around a metroplex that encourages group farming and sustainable behavior. The purpose of this proposal is to make neighborhoods more self reliant when it comes to getting food. These gardens are strategically located in various neighborhoods which makes them accessible for all residents. These gardens are sustainable because they use the whole neighborhood’s collaboration and they all contribute to make the garden provide organic food. The garden will have compost making, planting, rain water collection, and packaging stations. Embracing sustainable practices, the community garden not only provides a source of fresh locally grown produce but also contribute to the overall environment of the metroplex, fostering a green and more resilient community.

Feedback to consider:

  • From Colin’s comments: combining everyone’s ideas
  • From Glen’s comments:
    • Where to store tools
    • Shaded areas
    • Solar panels, rainwater collection