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City of Calgary Mayor's Innovation Challenge

Multi purpose Electric Vehicle Platform - MEVP

BACKGROUND:

Imagine Electric Tractor, Electric Yard Trucks, Electric Forklift, Electric Boat, Electric {insert anything that moves} into a modular design that uses a modular Electric Drive and can offer versatility, scalability, and re-usability by its design. If that is not enough, also imagine wind turbines built from the same platform. 

 

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Vehicles are the answer to Climate change !!, BUT they have their... more »

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The SolFood Project trending idea

Problem:

Be it destructive hailstorms, as witnessed over the summer of 2020, or the extreme heat and drought which the prairie provinces are contending with, being a farmer or food producer is an arduous role. This is particularly true when one looks at the Calgary area, which faces unique challenges and uncertainty. For context, between the years of 1983 and 2008, insured crop loss claims in Alberta averaged $100mm.... more »

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Urban fruit and veggies, all you can eat!

You guys, strawberries! Calgary will become the urban agriculture capital of Canada by turning neighbourhood grass into gardens! Imagine a healthy city growing fresh veggies and fruit for all its citizens. Creating biodiversity, helping bees, enriching soil, teaching skills, growing local, eating local. Apricots to Zucchini, together we thrive!

What will change for Calgarians if we solve this problem? (Measurable)

We will attain a higher percentage of our food supply from within the boundaries of our own city! We will rely less and less on food from other places. Our city will become more and more self sustaining.

How could we make it happen with technology or data? (Attainable)

Add a gardens layer to the city’s mapping system. Create an app to connect volunteers to locations and to connect knowledgeable mentors to interested learners. Measure and track garden output vs. resources used.

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Urban Agriculture for Food Production & Energy System Innovation trending idea Edited

Sunspring Farms - Urban Agriculture for Food Production & Energy System Innovation

Food security is a growing challenge. Over the next 20 years, the global population will rise to over 9 billion people, with close to 80% of us living in urban areas. This increased density will place further stress on local food security and challenge us to create innovative solutions for producing safe and sustainable food supplies for... more »

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