At the end of May, the MAKEathons National Competition, the Innovation Competition of the Green Entrepreneurs of the Future, took place. There, the three schools, Nesskóli, Grunnskóli Bolungarvíkur and Árskóli, competed for the finals.
Each school submitted a video in which they explained their solutions to the environmental challenges in their home area. The competition was stabbing, but in the end it was Grunnskóli Bolungarvíkur that won by a landslide. Among them were Hildur Ágústsdóttir, a teacher, and Gunnar Ólafsson from the Deep Entrepreneurship Center.
Bolungarvík Primary School grappled with the challenge:
"How to make better use of aquaculture waste"
and the solution that worked was entitled: "Utilizing waste from aquaculture in a sustainable way"
Below you can read the feedback that the winning team received from the jury:
"You are resourceful and solution-oriented. You spotted environmental problems caused by aquaculture in the sea and looked for solutions. It was great to see the shit that has accumulated, but the public usually does not get that perspective. Your task is to turn waste and sediment into a resource that can be used, and could therefore benefit both nature and fisheries companies. We encourage you to continue working on the solution and keep in mind the importance of biodiversity in marine ecosystems, but fire in the sea can harm it if left unchecked. "
The jury consisted of:
- Lenya Rún Taha Karim Deputy Member of Parliament for Pírata and law student
- Margrét Hugadóttir webmaster and project manager at Landvernd
- Þóra Valsdóttir project manager at Matís
For more information, please contact the project manager of the Green Entrepreneurs of the Future: Justine@matis.is. Schools wishing to participate are especially encouraged to contact (reporters can be contacted by phone: 762 0266).
Here you can follow the progress of the project: