Third Prize ex aequo
SEVI - Seed of Life
Tree coverage on the face of our planet has greatly diminished over the last couple hundred years as a consequence of human depredation of the environment. The enormous scale of the problem requires solutions that escape the capabilities of isolated organizations; a change in our collective consciousness is needed. This is the reason why their proposal focuses on trees and citizen’s awareness.
They propose to include the project “Seed of Life” (Semilla de Vida) in our country’s educational models. The project intends to provide tree seeds to students between the first and third years of secondary school to raise awareness through one’s own experience of taking care of the environment and the understanding of trees as living dynamic beings,indispensable to our subsistence.
As a motivating factor, and complimentary to this project, they present a virtual pet named SEVI. This application will follow the growth of a tree seed until it becomes an adult plant, for which care the students will be responsible. SEVI is an instrument for following and monitoring, which intends to turn students in a main actor in the care and growth of a seed in a fun, dynamic, unique and enriching experience. Through this experience, students will acquire awareness and sensibility about their environmental behaviour.