The Super (Trees) Hack

October 7th, 2017 08:30 → October 7th, 2017 18:00

Festival Church, Queen St, CH1 3LG
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This will be a super-charged, super-tree hack in just ONE DAY, accelerating Steve's SuperTrees project to bring more biodiversity to Chester and spread the word about the worrying decline we're seeing around the world...

Register to attend

Ticket Slots
Web devs (front) 3 Attend
Web dev (back) 3 Attend
Graphic designers 2 Attend
Digital + social media 3 Attend
Copywriters 2 Attend
Funding helpers 2 Attend
Media makers 2 Attend
PR + Marketing 2 Attend
Biodiversity bods 3 Attend
Artists / designers / architects 3 Attend
People who just love Chester 3 Attend

Steve is desperate to bring GREEN to our GREY city. He is passionate about ecology and the disappearing biodiversity around the world. And he needs our help!

Steve's project is based around the construction of metal trees, on Hooleway Roundabout, that are made from latticework and covered in organic matter. They will really increase biodiversity in the area... Plant diversity will lead to insect and bug diversity, and bird populations and diversity. The trees themselves will be around 5-7 meters in height and will have within them solar panels which will power the lights embedded within the tree. This roundabout space could also become an educational centre for local schools and community groups - depending on hack outcomes there might be educational murals, carbon monitors producing data which can be scientifically analysed, and potentially augmented reality functions, creating a world of ‘eco-information’.

Steve's Asks

How do I best convey the SuperTrees project online?

How do we make the project SHOUT?

The rest of the roundabout - how could it work hand-in-hand with the trees?

Any advice on my funding and fundraising challenges?

Our BFFs Commonhall Social and Ginger are kindly sponsoring the entire event for us - covering the costs of the venue, and all the fuel you'll need to keep your clever brains alive and kicking all day. This includes breakfast, refreshments, lunch and drinks all day.

If this tickles your fancy and you are serious about coming to make a positive difference, please register by selecting a Skill above and clicking 'Attend' to bag yourself a limited space.

We will email all those that register much more detailed information about the project background closer to the time.

P.S. We'll be having some informal drinks from 7pm on the Friday evening at Commonhall Social , to give everyone a chance to meet all the GFNrs coming to the hack. It's a really nice way of getting to know people before the day itself, please pop along!

Who's coming?

  • Liz
  • Jessie Court
  • Donna Vallis
  • Sarah Pegg
  • Al Jones
  • Mark
  • christine evans
  • Jon Dytor
  • Hannah
  • Nicola haigh
  • Rhiannon Bevan
  • Holly Ffion Nelson