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How might we help users to have the best experience possible with ArmMe?
Here everything is to test and learn. The sandbox area is a place where you can find answers to most of your questions.
2020-05-17
Starting with ArmMe is very simple, nevertheless depending on what you aim to do you may need help. The sandbox area is the place where all members will start. It is a sort of welcome area. It is the opportunity to reach easily every member and ask questions. It is the opportunity to test in a safe area all the released features such as Armails, Challenges Updates and KPIs. As soon as you will have discovered and mastered all the possibilities you could quit the place or become one of the welcomers. At ArmMe nothing is definitive, it makes part of the innovation mindset. The iterative Test and Learn process is fundamental to create products and services but also to grow as individuals and teams. The fact is that nothing and nobody is perfect and opportunities to progress are numerous. Here at ArmMe it is part of our mindset and nature to bless every imperfection, failure or pain point that we are going to turn into an innovation opportunity. Imagine a place where you could test everything in a safe way! Would you let your fears and apprehensions at the doorstep and jump into the unknown? Dare to dream... find here a link to start with.
Child playing in the sandbox - Adobe Stock - Irina G. - All rights reserved
ArmMe
Experimental Organization
France
ArmMe’s inspired mission is to build a global blockchain of trust that would demonstrate that humans are better than they have ever thought they were. Too many people did not find or had lost their internal peace and are fighting with a distorted negative reality. ArmMe will focus on what gathers people, on simple and humble actions to give everyone the opportunity to realize what he is in what he does, to forge his person in the proof of its contribution to a better world. ArmMe fights for social and environmental justice in a way that people stop to look at their smaller common multiple but focus on their largest common denominator. This non profit organization is truly different because it empowers volunteers all over the world to deeper observe and listen to the small signals to identify practical solutions that could be turned into global innovation challenges. This adventure is so energizing that once you joined it is impossible to leave. Incredible people brought their heart and soul to make it happens.
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How might we help ArmMe to improve and achieve its goals?
ArmMe is an experimental organization always looking for improvement opportunities. You help will be highly appreciated
2020-05-17
This challenge is opened to any member that would like to contribute to the ArmMe's development. ArmMe is an experimental organization which mean that everything has to be built. For instance, your feedbacks on the ArmMe website will be precious to improve the users experience. If you need new features or you find some don't bring the expecting value, this is the place where your voice will be valuable. We are open to any contribution, partnership, ideas that would help ArmMe to realize its purpose, develop and achieve its goals. Volunteering is a great experience to both share what you know and learn from others. One of the main characteristic of innovators is their appetite to learn new things, their curiosity. It supposes to develop an open minded spirit where others opinions count. Sure you will surprise us with insightful propositions. It is not the case that every suggestion might be integrated but each of them will be discussed and will enter the Variability Selection Retention process that should be at the core of every innovative organization. Becoming a team member of that challenge will give you the opportunity to experience that VSR process live. Jump. It is fun...
Road to Improvement written on desert road - Adobe Stock - Gustavo Frazao - All rights reserved
ArmMe
Experimental Organization
France
ArmMe’s inspired mission is to build a global blockchain of trust that would demonstrate that humans are better than they have ever thought they were. Too many people did not find or had lost their internal peace and are fighting with a distorted negative reality. ArmMe will focus on what gathers people, on simple and humble actions to give everyone the opportunity to realize what he is in what he does, to forge his person in the proof of its contribution to a better world. ArmMe fights for social and environmental justice in a way that people stop to look at their smaller common multiple but focus on their largest common denominator. This non profit organization is truly different because it empowers volunteers all over the world to deeper observe and listen to the small signals to identify practical solutions that could be turned into global innovation challenges. This adventure is so energizing that once you joined it is impossible to leave. Incredible people brought their heart and soul to make it happens.
0 Follower - 1 Team Mate
  
How might we help smokers not to throw away their cigarette butts anywhere?
Each year, worldwide, 4300 billion cigarette butts are thrown on public thouroughfare. 137 000 per second !
2020-05-10
Facts : Cigarette butts are the first marine waste. Carried away by the wind and the rain, they are quickly found in the network of sanitation then in the aquatic environment. They are a tremendous courge and cities can not stand them anymore. They are found by thousands on the sidewalks, gardens and roads and constitute a real visual pollution which harm their image. Each of them contaminates 500 liters of water and takes more than 10 years to degrade. Each of them contains 2500 chemical substances (nicotine, phenol, heavy metals...) as well as plastic and cellulose acetate. Solving the problem would bring: less water pollution, cleaner streets, less costs to collect wastes, cleaner oceans. Point of views: Dany, an environmental activist, needs to turn every moment spent outside into a demonstration that butts pollute, because she wants smokers to change their behavior. Tanja, a 35 years women that has good practices regarding her cigarette butts, needs a smooth way to communicate her behavior, because she wants to enroll other smokers. Jane, an environmental activist,needs to convince the government to obligate Tobacco companies to aware smokers about the damage they cause.
Cigarette butts represent 2.3 million tons of toxic wastes a year.
Philippe-Alexandre Grard
ArmMe Founder
France
My expanding engine is to lead change with collective measurable direct impacts. I did have some fostering results in my last positions and associative actions but it has often come to frustration regarding their ephemeral and insufficiently deep resonance. My aim is to move forward and to scale up, changing my own model and challenging my own frontier. Altruist, full of persuasive energy, I am a natural people-person. I enjoy fast-paced environments and positive competition. I developed my abilities to see the « big picture » and share my vision effectively with others trying to identify the potential in every situation. I am passionate and thriving to support ethics conviction and responsibility in what I believe is fair and just. I give my best to motivate others in action, to assess, analyze, and map out innovative improvements. I like to focus on ways to do things better to create the best conditions to reach the overall stakeholders’ satisfaction. I am energetic, decisive, positive, supportive and tactful to offset my passion and directness. I need team players, competitive, quick-minded and positive co-workers to excel at key support roles and team-based project work.
0 Follower - 1 Team Mate
  
How might we help citizens to use their cars less in city centers?
Cars are a major polluter, accounting for 60.7% of total CO2 emissions from road transport in Europe (75% in US).
2020-05-16
Cars are the most popular way of passenger transportation across the EU: they represent around 72% of the total passenger kilometers. However, personal vehicles are rarely energy-efficient as according to data from the UK, 60% of cars have only one occupant. Transport is responsible for roughly 25% of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions. Road transport accounts for 71.3% of this amount (2008). A regular rush-hour driver wastes an average of 375 litres of gasoline a year due to traffic. The average cost of the time lost in rush hour traffic is $1160 per person. US Public transportation saves more than 3.2 billion litres of gasoline annually, a level equivalent to the energy used by 25% of all American homes energy consumption a year. One bus could carry the same number of people as 30 cars, while only occupying the road space of three cars. If one in 10 Americans regularly used public transportation, U.S. reliance on foreign oil could decline by more than 40%. Passenger traffic is projected to increase by around 50% by 2050 compared to 2005! Traffic jams result in 5.7 billion person-hours of delay annually in the United States. Electric vehicles growing market impacts are to question.
In London, Cologne, Amsterdam and Brussels, drivers spend more than 50 hours a year in road traffic congestions.
ArmMe
Experimental Organization
France
ArmMe’s inspired mission is to build a global blockchain of trust that would demonstrate that humans are better than they have ever thought they were. Too many people did not find or had lost their internal peace and are fighting with a distorted negative reality. ArmMe will focus on what gathers people, on simple and humble actions to give everyone the opportunity to realize what he is in what he does, to forge his person in the proof of its contribution to a better world. ArmMe fights for social and environmental justice in a way that people stop to look at their smaller common multiple but focus on their largest common denominator. This non profit organization is truly different because it empowers volunteers all over the world to deeper observe and listen to the small signals to identify practical solutions that could be turned into global innovation challenges. This adventure is so energizing that once you joined it is impossible to leave. Incredible people brought their heart and soul to make it happens.
0 Follower - 2 Team Mates
  
How might we help consumers to stop drinking water in plastic bottles?
Water represents less than 0,001% of the price of a plastic bottle of water.
2020-05-17
89 billion plastic water bottles are sold worldwide each year. (This represents $22 billion revenues). In 2020, 600 billion liters of water were consumed and it continues to increase. The production of 1 liter of plastic bottled water requires 100 ml of oil + 80 g of coal + 42 liters of gas + 2 liters of water. 1/4 bottle full of oil is used to fill, transport, cool, and dispose of 1 bottle. 5g of CO2 are produced for every gram of PET manufactured. To compensate the annual CO2 emissions emitted during the production of PET bottles, it would be necessary to cover 10 times the surface of the United Kingdom with trees! By consuming water in plastic bottles not only our carbon footprint is bad, but also, we generate a lot of wastes. Then, arises the problem of recycling them. In Europe only 20% is of plastic bottles are recycled. The vast majority ends up in landfills or are incinerated, generating soil pollution and toxic gas emissions. And we know that a large part will end up in our oceans polluting them and endangering marine species (the 6th continent). What is surprising is that among the 6 most consuming countries, 4 have access to potable tap water. So why is this?
Empty colored carbonated drink bottles. Plastic waste - Adobe Stock - Monticello - All rights reserved
Dany Grard
Challenger
Switzerland
I am 48. I live in Laval in France. I am tenacious when I believe in something. I am utopian. I think it is the best way to believe that change is still possible, to dream big. I have lots of intellectual curiosity. I like learning about others, about different cultures. I like to think about problems but even more to act. I have lived for a long time without paying attention to the damage caused by our industrial and consumerist way of life, by our lack of thinking, and to be honest I even participated, buying more than necessary, wasting food, using my car too often and so on. No more than I realized the nonsense of it all. By watching documentaries, by observing much more all around me, in my daily life as well as in my travels what happened, I became aware of our bad impact on the planet. And I started to change my own behavior. Now I try to eat foods produced locally and only seasonal. I reduced my plastic wastes by drinking tap water. There is no more comestible food in my garbage. I prepare other recipes with leftover food. I walk rather than using my car in my city. I stopped buying new clothes because I already have enough in my wardrobe. And I would like to do more.
0 Follower - 1 Team Mate
  
How might we help ArmMe to implement a disruptive global supply chain designed for low carbon?
What if we would take advantage of all our pesonnal trips to transport our goods?
2020-05-23
Transport has become an essential component of almost all modern activity: in a century and a half, the exchange of goods has multiplied by 1000 on the surface of the globe. In Western societies, there is hardly an industrial or agricultural activity which is purely local, without the use of a means of transport between the place of production and the place of consumption. Since 1950, trade on international markets has increased by almost 30 times in volume according to the Center for Strategic Analysis. This development is not without consequences for energy needs and the environment. Road transport predominates all over the world and its energy consumption rose from 600 million tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe) in 1971 to 1,630 Mtoe in 2005 according to the report by Global Chance Towards the road. Air transport comes in second position with an energy consumption which went from 113 Mtoe in 1971 to 235 Mtoe and which is experiencing significant growth. All transport by boat, completely dependent on oil, reached in 2005 a final consumption of 206 Mtoe, just behind air transport. The target here is not to find alternative means but to avoid them or to disrupt the ways we use them.
The "Amélie Poulain" garden gnome travelling round the world - Jeunet
ArmMe
Experimental Organization
France
ArmMe’s inspired mission is to build a global blockchain of trust that would demonstrate that humans are better than they have ever thought they were. Too many people did not find or had lost their internal peace and are fighting with a distorted negative reality. ArmMe will focus on what gathers people, on simple and humble actions to give everyone the opportunity to realize what he is in what he does, to forge his person in the proof of its contribution to a better world. ArmMe fights for social and environmental justice in a way that people stop to look at their smaller common multiple but focus on their largest common denominator. This non profit organization is truly different because it empowers volunteers all over the world to deeper observe and listen to the small signals to identify practical solutions that could be turned into global innovation challenges. This adventure is so energizing that once you joined it is impossible to leave. Incredible people brought their heart and soul to make it happens.
0 Follower - 1 Team Mate
  
Comment aider les habitants de ma ville, Laval en Mayenne, à ne plus consommer de l’eau en bouteille plastique ?
Dans l’achat d’eau en bouteille plastique, l’eau représente moins de 0,001% du prix.
2020-06-07
9,3 milliards de litres d’eau en bouteille sont bus chaque année en France. La production d’1L d’eau en bouteille plastique nécessite 100 ml de pétrole + 80 g de charbon + 42 litres de gaz + 2 litres d’eau. 5 g de CO2 est produit pour chaque gramme de PET. Pour compenser l’émission annuelle de CO2 émis lors de la production de bouteilles PET, on devrait couvrir le Royaume-Uni d’arbres. En consommant de l’eau en bouteille, non seulement notre empreinte carbone est mauvaise mais nous générons une grande quantité de déchets que nous devons recycler, opération également consommatrice d’énergie. En France 49% des bouteilles plastiques sont recyclées. Le reste est enfoui ou incinéré, générant pollutions du sol, fumées toxiques. De plus nous savons qu’une large part, amenée par les cours d’eau, finira dans nos océans sous forme de micro-plastiques, mettant en danger les écosystèmes marins. Le plus surprenant c’est que la France est dans le Top 5 des pays les plus consommateurs d’eau en bouteille alors qu’elle a accès à l’eau du robinet potable et que l’eau en bouteille est 300 à 400 fois plus chère que l’eau du robinet. Alors pourquoi ?
Plastic bottles of water on background - Adobe Stock - Billionphotos.com - All rights reserved.
Dany Grard
Challenger
Switzerland
I am 48. I live in Laval in France. I am tenacious when I believe in something. I am utopian. I think it is the best way to believe that change is still possible, to dream big. I have lots of intellectual curiosity. I like learning about others, about different cultures. I like to think about problems but even more to act. I have lived for a long time without paying attention to the damage caused by our industrial and consumerist way of life, by our lack of thinking, and to be honest I even participated, buying more than necessary, wasting food, using my car too often and so on. No more than I realized the nonsense of it all. By watching documentaries, by observing much more all around me, in my daily life as well as in my travels what happened, I became aware of our bad impact on the planet. And I started to change my own behavior. Now I try to eat foods produced locally and only seasonal. I reduced my plastic wastes by drinking tap water. There is no more comestible food in my garbage. I prepare other recipes with leftover food. I walk rather than using my car in my city. I stopped buying new clothes because I already have enough in my wardrobe. And I would like to do more.
0 Follower - 1 Team Mate
  
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