KiDS4 videos for children about climate change

KiDS4 is a YouTube channel for children and schools with educational videos about global warming and climate change effects.
Videos deal with complex issues in a playful way, using the impact of images and the power
of design to promote scientific content: climate change, global warming, food environmental impact, water footprint, energy conservation, circular economy, food waste.

Besides, KiDS4 collects ideas, objects, toys, apps designed by children to solve the problems our planet’s facing. It’s easy to take part! Draw a picture of your invention or your idea of the future. Send us here a short video of your drawing and talk about it. Your video will be published on Channel KiDS4.

The aim is to involve primary schools and families and to create an online exhibition and even a physical exhibition in an important design museum to show the ideas engineered and prototyped by designers and fablabs.

Teachers can use KiDS4 videos for free as a tool for distance learning or show the videos in class. Moreover, they can enhance children’s creativity and involve them in finding solutions for a better and more sustainable future.

KiDS4 is a project by ilVespaio with educational videos for children about climate change effects.

KiDS4 videos for children about climate change - video per bambini sui cambiamenti cliamtici.

ilVespaio and Precious Plastic recycling machines

ilVespaio built two plastic recycling machines to produce small objects made of recycled plastic. A shredder cuts plastic items into small flakes and an injection machine heats plastic flakes and injects them into a mould. ilVespaio has built these two machines in collaboration with Politecnico di Milano and following Precious Plastic blueprints. Precious Plastic which is a global community which aims to create an alternative global plastic recycling system.

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ilVespaio e le macchine per il riciclo della plastica di Precious Plastic

Play & Circle – installation about circular economy

Play&Circle is a playful installation about circular economy designed by ilVespaio. It’s a loop marble run, made of cardboard, showing the lifecycle of a t-shirt, a pack of spaghetti or any other product. Players have to move bottle caps along the track, overcoming obstacles and answering quiz to understand the environmental impact and the waste of resources of their choices. During the game, players will consume water, remove trees from the game board and produce waste and they will understand the carbon an water footprint of a product and of their daily habits. Play&Circle has been displayed for the first time at Salone della CSR and it’s perfect for educational paths with schools and event with children or adults.

ilVespaio and Tetra Pak

Promotional products made of pre-consumer discarded material provided by Tetra Pak Italia. Every object is made of one sheet of milk carton. The user can easily fold the sheet without tools or glue. The aim of the project is the reuse of discarded Tetra Brik Aseptic from the test and assembly factory in Modena.