Back in April I reported on the Green IT Application Challenge launched by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to find the best and most innovative idea for a climate change focused app. But I didn’t report on the winner – a “Smart Recycling” application designed by Designed by Lis Lugo Colls, from Spain.
The application aims to help mobile users locate recycling and garbage bins within their area and provide advice generally on recycling. It’s designed to benefit citizens, government recycling programmes and private recycling companies through community engagement and eco-design.
Four special mentions were also made by the jury for applications that touched on related issues such as raising awareness of the impact that lifestyles have on the environment, monitoring energy and water consumption in hotels, promoting car sharing and sharing traditional and indigenous knowledge on biodiversity and conservation. There’s more details here.
Overall 54 applications were received covering topics such as monitoring climate change, measurement of GHG emissions, adaptation and mitigation to climate change, and community engagement.