Sustainable Supermarket Shopping

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PURPOSE

 

To build a platform that gives people access to information about whether their supermarket products are sustainable, healthy and ethical.

 
 
 

PROBLEM

 

People want to buy products that are good for them, better for the environment and fairer for others. However, with over 250,000 products, from thousands of brands, it's incredibly hard for consumers to know what to look for so they can buy with confidence from companies they trust.

 
 
 

SOLUTION

 

Users will be given the ability to look up a product and see how many badges it is awarded across sustainability, health and fairness. As a result they will be able to link their own values to the product in their hand.

The badges cover issues such as responsible sourcing, organic, carbon footprint, sustainable palm oil and healthier options and there are 13 badges in all.

This is a unique product: current solutions either don't have enough supermarket products (e.g. just cosmetics); are single issue (e.g just health) or don't offer alternatives. The latter is crucial to encourage change.

 
 
 

CAUSES

 
  • Environment

  • Health

  • Rights

 
 
 

WHO IS INVOLVED?

 
 

The project is led by Giki Social Enterprise, co-Founded by Jo and James Hand.

 
 
 

HOW CAN I HELP?

 

WEB DESIGNER

  • Who are you? Someone who’s looking at our website and thinking “argghh”! See www.gikibadges.com

  • Your skills: Wordpress, creative genius

  • Time: sufficient time to get up to speed on our current website, discuss changes and implement them

DATA VISUALISATION

  • The brief: Create compelling visuals of our data to demonstrate a range of issues in terms of the environmental and health impacts of what we buy and eat.

  • Skills: Data visualisation, comprehension of analysis and creativity!

  • The ask: create a few great visuals in a few weeks.

FRONT END DEVELOPER

  • Who you are: someone who knows that tech can be a force for good.

  • You’re into: the environment and nature but also apps, React Native and great UX.

  • And you want to work on some moonshot projects…

 
 
 

STATUS

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE
MONDAY 9 SEPTEMBER, 23:59 BST