SIDE by site: Sustainable Ideas in the Digital Era

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How can digital technology help us achieve the Sustainable Development Goals?

This question was asked to a group of undergraduate students, studying at the Department of Informatics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Students attending the course “Web Information Systems” were invited to form teams and create a website/ web app in order to promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and raise awareness around sustainability issues. The chosen SDG and the approach to the solutions were purely each team’s own choice. 

The aim of the project was to highlight how technology can contribute to Sustainable Development Solutions.

The teams’ projects were presented in the online event “<SIDE by site/> Sustainable Ideas in the Digital Era” which took place on Wednesday, November 11th, from 11:00 to 13:00 EET. 

The event was organized by SDSN Youth Black Sea in collaboration with the Department of Informatics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. 

The teams’ projects

  1. International Health Booklet
  2. Oceanus
  3. Leftoveroo
  4. Action Heroes
  5. Iceless

International Health Booklet

International Health Booklet is a digital health platform aiming to provide doctors instant and continuous access to their patients’ health data even in remote areas. This project focused on SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being. 


Oceanus aims to raise public awareness about aquatic life by bringing people closer so they can have more valid information, discuss issues that concern them and take action themselves. The focus of this project was put in SDG 14: Life below Water. 


Leftoveroo is a digital platform aiming to eliminate the excessive waste of leftovers, by developing a food-exchange system. This project aimed to provide a solution to SDG 2: Zero Hunger. 

Action Heroes

Action Heroes is an online portal where people interested in volunteering can explore different volunteering opportunities to get engaged in, and connect with each other. This project focused on SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities and SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals. 


Iceless project envisions reducing climate change and making planet Earth healthy again by providing a variety of information, resources and practical tips in an informative website. This project concerned SDG 13: Climate Action. 

Athina VAKALI (Professor at the Department of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki & DataLab Director) was responsible for the teams’ projects in total. 

Nicolaos THEODOSSIOU (Professor of Water Resources Management, Department of Civil Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece; Chair of SDSN Black Sea) welcomed the event and congratulated the students for their amazing projects. 

Evangelia SAVVIDOU, Coordinator of SDSN Youth Black Sea, was the hostess of the event. 

We would like to thank the Department of Informatics, Ms. Vakali, and the teams for trusting us with the organization of the event for the projects’ presentation. 

We would also like to thank all the people who supported and attended the event.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at: black.sea[at]

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