SKIL credited projects
Refurbishing a mountain chalet at a low cost is the challenge launched by a civil engineering student as part of a semester project at SKIL (Student Kreativity and Innovation Laboratory). With the help of friends in architecture, concrete and simple solutions were put forward to transform a small, rudimentary walliser “mazot” into a holiday residence.
This project seeks to find solutions to transform common plastic waste into a new object in the shape of our choice modeled in CAD.
My semester project focuses on a self-service to diagnose the amount of food wasted in the kitchen and the amount each of us leaves on the trays. It turns out that three quarters of the avoidable waste in canteens comes from trays: don’t hesitate to ask to adapt your portion to your hunger or to fill your ReBox with leftovers!
Healthy eating, local and zero waste? Yes, I’d like to, but it’s a pain in the ass. . . it looks expensive. . . and I don’t have time. . . If only there was a bio-local-bulk grocery store on campus!
Eutrophication, soil degradation, greenhouse gas emissions and many more: Industrial agriculture has devastating impacts. As an alternative solution, biochar fertilization is a powerful idea that allows a very productive and more sustainable way of food production, and is in fact very simple, as is presented in this project.
We are a group of EPFL students concerned by the consecutive scientific reports on global warming, and we all share a strong willingness to mobilize our scientific expertise to address this issue. Through this project, the Zero Emission Group wants to produce a report that would serve as a support for the SV Faculty to extend the process to all laboratories and at the same time implement a series of measures to reduce the carbon impact of research activities.
Why are there no aluminium bins at the foot of the houses like glass recycling bins? We were intrigued by this simple question, weren’t you?