October 28, 2015

Team DJE, Team Bulahao, and Kneutral MNL, Amaia’s Upcycling Challenge Winners

Upcycling competition reinforces Amaia Nuvali lifestyle
,  the process of turning used goods or waste material to produce something that is often better than the original, is the most viable option. This was the idea behind Amaia Steps Parkway Nuvali's The Upcycling Challenge.

The Amaia’s Upcycling Challenge finalists created home products that are useful to Amaia homeowners and consistent with the theme "Living Re-Imagined."
 The contestants were invited in Solenad 1, Nuvali where they executed their designs. Check the complete list of the 13 participated teams at "Living Re-Imagined” - Amaia Steps Parkway Nuvali holds Upcycling Challenge

Last Saturday, October 24, Amaia’s Upcycling Challenge Winners were Team DJE, Team Bulahao, and Kneutral MNL.

The grand winner Team DJE with "Bubble Coral" was awarded P100,000 in cash and a glass trophy during the last day of the competition. Team DJE - Danny Kalinga, Jojean Aguilar, and Johnedel Ogalesco of Team DJE are working on the "Bubble Coral" floor lamp made up of plastic bottles and a junk bike wheel.

The second place winner - Team Bulahao received P50,000 in cash and a glass trophy.


Team Bulahao, Louie Lucena of Team Bulahao puts a game face on when the Amaia Steps Parkway Nuvali Upcycling Challenge officially started.

The third place winner - Kneutral MN L.gets P25,000 in cash and a glass trophy. 

Kneutral MNL Carissa Patricia Del Rosario and Jose Masucol of Kneutral Collection creates a useful table out of green plastic soda bottles.

For the Upcycling Challenge last Oct. 17 and  24 at the Solenad 1, Nuvali, 13 groups were each given 24 hours to create marketable and practical home products using a selected material, in this case, plastic soft drink bottles.  Each team was provided with P3,000 for raw materials and transportation to the site. 

Upcycling helps reduce carbon emissions, which are the amount of carbon dioxide produced to support our lifestyles. Your carbon footprint measures your impact on the climate based on how much carbon dioxide you produce. Factors that contribute to your carbon footprint include your methods of transportation and energy usage.

If they're not biodegradable, they're out there occupying space and possibly polluting the earth's seas or forests. Before throwing anything out, think about that. It may be a small step but it's something that will matter in the long run.

Upcycling also saves money (like making old clothes into a bed cover) and helps preserve out resources. 

Ayala Land’s Nuvali, which spans 1,750 hectares, is an inspiring model of a green, sustainable eco-community. Built on the pillars of environmental, economic, and social sustainability, community development remains a primary objective of Nuvali to achieve this balance.

Nuvali, located in the cities of Sta. Rosa, Calamba and the Municipality of Cabuyao in Laguna, is part of the growth corridor of the Calabarzon region. Its campus environment integrates a community where residences, business and recreation flow seamlessly. It is a community where you would proudly raise a family.

The works are currently posted on Amaia Land Corp.'s official Facebook page. The entry with the most number of likes on Facebook received a special prize.

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