Picnic Green Challenge calls upon people like you to invent a product or service that can help to save the world. Restore the planet's harmony and lets you win 500.000 Euro on the fly. 3 days left.
I find the green rhetorics (do we have a new keyword here?) on the website kind of fascinating. Of course, seeking a balanced relation with our surroundings is of importance. Also diversity is something to cherish. So, thumbs up for that. Still, I tend to get itchy when I hear people say we should 'Save the World'. It demonstrates a certain arrogance, or at least a nativity, regarding our presumed 'superior' position towards Nature. I sense some fresh conservatism here; old modernist control thinking in a brand new green coat.
Take for example a sentence like 'Restoring the planet's harmony'. It sounds fantastic, but what does that mean? Is a planet like Mars harmonic? Would the planet be harmonic, if only it weren't for the humans? Lets not forget that in 10.000 years from now, long after the global warming crisis, another ice-age is expected. I mean, Nature doesn't care about global warming, humans do. Nature doesn't need to be saved, humans do. Thus, 3 days left to save ourselves!