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SDGzine#03: Good Health & Well-Being

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SDGzine#03 is about Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good Health And Well-Being. Contributions by International Geneva organisations, as well as designers and kids from the AddictLab Academy.

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SDGzine Special Edition SE07: OPEN GENEVA FIVE YEARS

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Open Geneva est une association à but non lucratif qui agit avec humilité, agilité et efficacité, pour permettre que l’innovation à Genève soit le fruit de la créativité, de l’empathie et de la volonté d’améliorer le monde des divers membres de la communauté Open Geneva. Bref, Open Geneva est une aventure humaine collective pour l’innovation à la frontière entre la société et les sciences, les technologies et les arts.
Créée en 2017, l’association Open Geneva a su lancer et porter de nombreux projets en partenariat avec l’écosystème genevois, et plus récemment avec des acteurs internationaux, avec toujours pour mission de démocratiser la pratique de l’innovation ouverte et d’en changer la culture pour la rendre plus accessible et au service de l’atteinte des objectifs du développement durable.

About the SDGzine

Collaborative publication and projects on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

why the SDGzine

  • Building an SDG-conscious ecosystem
    • Partners, people and projects
  • SDGS & innovation
    • Helping companies and organisations innovate while aligning with the SDGS
  • SDG acceleration
    • Repository of concepts from the Master program at the SDG Solution Space
  • SDGS & Fablabs
    • Linking makerspaces and fab labs to the SDGS
  • SDGS & Education
    • Create programs for schools to add SDGS to the curriculum
  • SDGS & art & design
    • Thought provoking concepts from artists, designers and other creative thinkers
  • Accelerating talent
    • Showcasing projects creating sustainable change
  • Tools & inspiration
    • Sharing best practices, exhibition concepts  & hands-on tools

SDGzine Special Edition SE05

Out June 2022.

Essays written by students who joined the class on social and environmental dilemmas in capitalism in late 2021 at the University of Geneva. Written during the global COVID 19 pandemic, their essays demonstrate the potency of critical thinking about green economies, social inclusivity and wider transformation.

  • The Precarious Geneva Tackling the Precarity of Domestic Workers in Geneva? 
  • The Cost of Going Green: The Dilemma of Lithium Mining
  • Water Privatisation and Renationalisation in Bolivia: Two sides of the same coin?
  • A Nigerian Port taken in the Turbulences of the Logistical Revolution
  • Energy Consumption and the Information and Communication Technologies : A Sustainable Dilemma? 

SDGzine 02

Out December 2021.

SDGzine02 tackles Responsible Consumption and Production issues.

12 /SDGs and Design

16 /Water Light

20 /Growing Shoe
24 / Lost Graduation Show
26 /Tabula  (non) Rasa
30 / Cycled Project
34 / Materials Village

40 /SDGs and fashion
42 /Cura Jewellery

48 /SDGs and art
50 /Polluted Ocean
56 /Voil Age
58 /Between Clouds and Oceans

62 /SDGs and Fab Labs
64 /Sustainable innovation in fashion and technology
66 /Microsquad – CERN

68 /SDGs and International Geneva
70 /Mountain Ecosystems
76 /Handicap Intl

78 /SDGs and Unige
80 /Looking for Open Source Health Solutions

84 /SDGzine Research
84 /Colllective Innovation for Waste Management
89 /Geneva City of Responsible Fashion

90 / SDGs and education
92 /We are all awesome
94 /Coding for good

96 /SDGs tools

100 /SDG Challenges

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SDGzine 01

Out March 2021.

SDGzine01 tackles issues and showcases ideas and partners on how we can scale education for the SDGS. The magazine would have come out during the Open Geneva Hackaton events in March 2020, but due to Corona postponed.

SDGzine 01 has multiple stakeholders and partners, such as the University of Geneva, the SDGlab at the United Nations, Fab labs, schools, Cern Micro Club. SDGzine also features guest editors, open letters and a call for Beauty for a Better World.

Services offered in the magazine include SDG challenges to do at your school or organisations, and tools to help you.

SDGzine Special School edition 4

450 (!) kids on SDG related research at Ecolint Switzerland

Schools should reinvent themselves to become learning communities that go beyond preparing for the future; instead they should help shape that future, by allowing students and educators to prototype solutions for today’s challenges.  Collaboration with Ecolint, International School of Geneva.

SDGzine Special School edition

144 13 year old kids on SDG related research at Ecolint Switzerland

Over 140 students (9th grade /13y) have collaborated and thought about global challenges and local actions directly related to the SSDGs.

Collaboration with Ecolint, International School of Geneva.

SDGzine Special School edition

Summer School 2019 projects (master students GTI)

The SDG Summer School brings together brilliant minds from all over the world to tackle challenges on the Sustainable development Goals. This issue showcases the projects from 2019.

Collaboration with the University of Geneva and the Geneva Tsinghua Institute.

SDGzine Special School edition

Summer School 2020 projects (master students GTI)

The Open Seventeen (O17) Summer Challenge is a prize-backed fully online coaching programme to reward and invest in those developing innovative and implementable projects that leverage crowdsourcing and open source solutions to tackle the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In 2020, the O17 Summer Challenge targets the Covid health crisis and the social, environmental and economic challenges that the world will face in its aftermath

Collaboration with the University of Geneva and the Geneva Tsinghua Institute.

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SDGzine 00

In SDGzine#00

New models for SDG innovation. From student ideas to product acceleration with the University of Geneva.

  • About the SDGZINE
    • Collaborative publication on the Sustainable Development Goals
  • About the Geneva Tsinghua Initiative and the SDG Solution Space
  • Prologue: The Open Seventeen Challenge
    • An introduction
  • Projects Summer School 2018
    • At Your Cervix
      • Early detection of cervical cancer
    • A Cleanair Greece
      • Non-compliance with smoke-free laws (SFL) in public places such as restaurants
    • Motosafe
      • Improve motorcycle safety through affordable and non-distracting technology
    • Fem. Friendly
      • Mapping Female friendly Toilets
    • iDoctor
      • Diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy based on AI algorithm
    • Yes Helmet
      • Encouraging helmet-wearing to increase the safety for bicyclists
  • The Accelerator
    • An introduction

Collaboration with the University of Geneva and the Geneva Tsinghua Institute.

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Chaewoon Hwang
Leonie Klamroth
Valentina Rossi

Send in ideas

Do you have an interesting project to share?

  • get in contact with SDGZINE & send blurb of your idea and project
  • gear up your team to produce the curated magazine content.
  • prepare high res images in 300 dpi
  • English or French text (corrected)
  • document the creative process: first sketches, 3d renderings to decent pack shots etc.
  • qualitative images with artistic relevance – respect the added value of photographers, illustrators, graphic designers
  • respect the creative team: mention author of text, contributors
  • add profiles of all participants : contact details, profile pics (3oo dpi)
  • mention credits of each picture
  • add the status of your project and use the Addictlab creative chemistry cards to mention what capabilities you need to get the project to the next level

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We need help

We start this magazine because we believe we have the competences to do so and it’s a much needed documentation & acceleration tool for the Sustainable Development Goals. Being a  grass roots  – bottom up –  initiative, it is needless to say we need support…

  • Become a partner
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  • Become a SDGzine-school
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More SDG tools for organisations, schools and companies

SDG impact evaluation kit

Define, discuss and visualise the impact of your ideas, concept, company, brand, organisation on the 17 SDGs

Corporate Social Responsibility & SDGS for companies

The SDG Solution Space (Unige) and Addictlab can be your partners for brainstorming and innovation projects. From a superb physical location in the center of Geneva, to innovative and state of the art tools to facilitate your sessions.

SDG idea wall

17 posters to attract ideas related to the SDGS and their targets.

Creative Chemistry  kit

Collective Intelligence tool for profiling, brainstorming, ideation. 

Includes the SDG impact evaluation kit

Become an SDG Journalist or writer

Educational tool on the SDGS and the creation of the SDGZINE 

This SDGZINE.ORG is an initiative of ADDICTLAB PUBLICATIONS and partners contributing to the sustainable development goals of the United Nations. Responsible publisher : Jan Van Mol

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