Introduction

We are a group of high-school students from Ottawa, Ontario, passionate about the environment and STEM. Through Enviro Lynx, we aim to overlap these two unbridled passions of ours, to come up with coherent solutions to one of humanity's greatest antagonists → Environmental Problems. Thus, we embarked on a journey to develop the greatest tool that will allow nations to project precise representations of future environmental conditions. After not seconds, nor hours, but…. a full day of intense data collection, project development and persistent piloting, we have ultimately produced the ideal tool that will drive nations towards a sustainable future. Introducing…. Enviro Linx!

Inspiration

The environment has been changing at intractable, unprecedented levels for the past several centuries. Global temperatures are at the pinnacle of human existence, and uncontrollable changes in the environment are growing more and more out of hand each year. To compound this issue, humans have been consuming Earth’s natural resources at rates devastatingly beyond what our world can regenerate. As a result, the devastating repercussions of our actions are becoming evident --> We risk exponential losses of ocean/land life, and are on track to be encountering unsustainable living conditions for our future generations. If no immediate action is taken, according to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the effects of environmental changes will become irreversible by 2030.

Driven by our passion to prevent the environment from wiping off human existence, and our ardent endeavors in STEM, our team proposes an application to help nations project estimated future environmental data and take relevant action in successfully achieving the environmental standards set through the United Nations Sustainability Goals (UNSDGs). More specifically, we provide blueprint data pertaining to UN SDG Goal 13 → Climate Action; UN SDG Goal 14 → Life Below Water; and UN SDG Goal 15 → Life on Land.

What it does

Our project uses a statistical approach to learning to visualize when futuristic environmental standards will be achieved.

How we built it

Our project uses a statistical approach to learning to visualize when futuristic environmental standards will be achieved.

Challenges we ran into

Some challenges we ran into include often not keeping the end-user in mind. We often failed to contextualize the prospective repercussions that may be associated with the entire Ministries of Nations using a single product to model future environmental conditions. This led us to commonly overlook minor details that may make a huge difference in the market. Other common challenges we faced were time estimation inaccuracies and of course --> debugging.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We are proud of our communication and productivity. Although our time estimations didn't always go as planned, our overall work was quite consistent with our schedule and our final objectives were always met.

What we learned

The main lesson we learned through this process is that organization, a solid structural layout, compounded by good communication, is key when it comes to a successful hackathon.

What's next for Enviro Lynx

Our next objective will be investing time and effort towards the promotion of our product. We will also conduct a multitude of tests in a multitude of scenarios, with the end-goal of translating our piloting into the production of a solid, responsive, and efficient product.

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