House of Green
Explain your idea in details:
My idea is how to combine the greening mission of the earth with a business. My objects are seedlings (seeds, flower seeds, or tree seeds) and recycled waste plastic bags, paper, bottle, etc. We distribute seeds for free, yet they must be exchanged for recycling waste.They are free to choose what seeds to be exchanged. In this area, later we will make a kind of shelter, which will be used as a place for seed maintenance, recycle garbage recycling, and the production place to convert waste into some high selling high-end products such as bags, handbags, and handicrafts for souvenirs. For the seed, I took the initiative to collaborate with relevant institutions of seed providers, in order to facilitate the provision of seeds. In addition to the program to convert recycled waste into high-value products, it is possible to open jobs for people around there. The mechanism is that we will use a platform called house of green, in that platform everyone can contact us to exchange their garbage with seeds, people can come directly to our shelter, or even us who come to their house. The garbage we collect from each house will be put in the shelter and then made the production process in the form of cleaning, filtering the product, until the process of crafting and marketing. The product result will be marketed widely by bringing the grand design of house of green, the target can start from social media like website, twitter, facebook or with targets offline through a shelter for the sale. The profit gained from the sale of the product will be partially used for seed breeding processes in order to keep feeding the seedlings for each home.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
Since the subject which I have focused here are seeds of plants and garbage, then it would be very influential in handling climate change that currently happening, as a result of the amount of carbon emissions in the atmosphere. As we know, plants have a function as carbon sink, and the focus of my goal here is to make the house as a place to begin to prevent climate change. House of green can help us to reduce recycling bins which is unused, because in the house of green itself, the waste will be used as a craft that has high selling value. Our main focus is on the environment, so that we make this world a better place to live in. In addition, because it has elements of producing goods, so it takes manpower, because of this, house of green will be able to open a wide field of work for the surrounding community. The purpose of the house of green itself is how we are able to start small steps to transform homes as a simple carbon sink, initiating major changes with small steps. I am sure this will really help to deal with climate change, because if we plant one plant per day,let us say it could absorb 1kg of carbon in the air, so if every house, every country, even around the world apply this, it will be millions of carbon which is absorbed by plants every day.If this is done for years, then the carbon world can be reduced by this simple step.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
My business model is based on a digital platform, where we rely heavily on the technological sophistication that exists today. We use the website as a place where we start a campaign of house of green, in addition we will try to approach the public, we will go directly to the community and introduce what is a house of green. We educate them that the plant is very important to reduce carbon emissions, the impact if carbon emissions if not stopped then the world will get hotter and will cause environmental problems. The next is the process of collaboration with related institutions, for example is the institution engaged in the provision of seeds and craftsmen, with the institutions that can assist in the fulfillment of seeds. For craftsmen, we can work together in terms of employee training. The next step is the selection of shelter and production equipment, it is very important for us to have a large area for the maintenance of seeds that will be distributed, and a place for processing waste production. Furthermore, we can start to run the house of green through social media or offline. Every home can be offline or online come / contact the house of green to exchange the waste with seeds. Then waste processed into goods then marketed. For its capital flows, it can initially use private funds or propose a sponsor to the government. Because indirectly this will also profitable to the government. Actually in this case, we do not need much capital, because for the provision of seeds, we can already collaborate with the institution of seed providers, for the process of making the craft was obtained from the goods of each home exchange. Then over time, access to finance will be held by an accountant manager.
My name is Zulfi Rima Mardiana. I am now 20 years old as an active student at University of Gadjah Mada, in the Faculty of Forestry. I am from Indonesia. I am the first child in my family and I have 3 siblings. I have many hobbies, one of which is doing business. I am an optimistic and ambitious person, so that encourages me to run this house of green platform. In my campus, I also active in various organizations, even now I become head of the organization in entrepreneurship department. Because of my background as a forester, I am very aware of the problems that until now still have not found a solution, which is climate change. Through the idea platform I created, I want this simple step that I can do to be one of the solutions to handle climate change. In Indonesia, climate change is one of the issues focused by the government and according to the president of Indonesia; Indonesia is committed to bring down 29 % Emissions by 2030. In addition to being aware of the existing environmental issues, I also have a motivation to run this house of green idea. At first, my idea was to reduce carbon emissions through the exchange of seeds with plastic waste. But when I know that plastic waste is very potent for crafting with high price, then I take the initiative to combine the two elements. On the other hand, I am able to run my mission to help reduce climate change, and I also can gain profit through the sale of the products. But, the benefits are just a bonus, the focused I have on is still this mission to reduce the climate change.