Best Ideas 2021 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
Published on August 30, 2021 um 09:26
Explain your idea in details:
The main objective of Furniture Bay is to contribute towards climate change and stop it by finding different innovative methods to minimize the cutting of trees for industrial purposes . I believe that by exploring and encouraging eco friendly methods of production , we can make the world a cleaner and better place . Trees are a vital source of life for every living organism and are being cut down at an alarming rate . If we are to save the Earth and pass on a cleaner and comfortable environment to the next generation , the conservation and planting of trees is one of the most important task to do . Trees are the providers of oxygen and clean the environment by utilising carbon dioxide . Keeping this in mind , I have created a company that upcycles furniture . A large amount of trees being cut are for the furniture industry and if we switch to upcycling old furniture instead of producing new furniture we can reduce the amount of trees being cut down drastically whilst maintaining the same levels of comfort and elegance provided earlier . Upcycling is a much more eco friendly way of production because it uses less raw material in the manufacturing . Furniture Bay targets multiple Sustainable Development Goals such as : 1)Life on land 2)Climate action 3)No poverty 4)Industry , innovation and infrastructure 5)Responsible consumption and production 6)Decent work and economic growth
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
My main target is to contribute to the fight against climate change by creating an eco friendly company in an industry where trees get down everyday in an excess . I will consider my business successful when other companies replicate my business plan not just in the furniture industry , but in all other industries as well . I will also feel like my company was successful when I am able to encourage and influence people to maintain eco friendly habits as I , alone cannot make a difference so great that its noticeable but together , we can change the world . I also hope to get the youth involved and walk them through the refurbishing process and show them how we can be a more eco friendly environment by making the right decisions and having the technical knowledge . I believe that the company can achieve its targets through the right support and encouragement . It is a good example of how we can all , through small changes , make a big impact on the environment for the better.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
I plan to set up shop in a warehouse and operate from there . Furniture Bay is a self sustainable company and the profits will be go towards running the company and the remaining excess will be donated to charity and some of it will be saved . There will be an online site for donations and placing orders . Revenue will also be generated through occasional promotions on the site .My plan is to start locally and then slowly go international . I will buy old and used furniture from shops that sell second hand furniture and rag pickers and refurbish it in my warehouse . If the company is doing well , I will hire people after some time and expand the business further . The company is a representation of good eco friendly habits that we can all incorporate in our daily lives . The message it represents is very powerful and I believe that when the cause is noble , everything falls into place .
I am a 16 year old student who lives in Delhi , India . I study at Lotus Valley International School , Noida . I am a very ambitious student with a want to slowly but steadily change the world for the better and encourage unity amongst people . The thought of an uninhabitable Earth motivates me to come up with innovative ideas to help the environment . I have also been a part of my schools entrepreneurship summer vacation club and an intern for the K-12 invent club .
Stage of Idea
Furniture getting refurbished