As featured on MP Stephen Hammond's blog and WimbledonSW19.com
Stephen Hammond, Member of Parliament for Wimbledon, recently met Andrew Christopher, a sixth form student at King’s College School in Wimbledon to discuss the launch of his app ecomumy.
ecomumy is an environmentally conscious and money saving mobile app which allows parents from the local area to interact and identify other parents whose children attend the same or adjacent schools. They are then able to build a reliable and secure social community centered on helping each other with the daily school run. By creating a flexible weekly timetable that is easy to interact with, parents can share the task of dropping and picking up their children from school, thereby making the school run more efficient and eco-friendly.
Mr Hammond was very interested to learn more about the app and its potential benefits.
‘I was very impressed by Mr Christopher’s innovation which could have an incredibly positive impact on the environment and be beneficial for hard working parents. I know that for many the school run can be a stressful endeavour due to the large number of cars on the road. However, by providing the right tool that allows parents to interact and fully utilise the number of seats in their cars, I am sure that ecomumy could revolutionise the school run.’
‘It is exactly this kind of entrepreneurial and creative thinking that is driving forward the country’s economic recovery’
Mr Christopher is currently looking to take ecomumy to the next level, and as such, as entered the app into the CHEST competition. This is a European Union led initiative which provides a forum that will enable to innovators from across Europe to propose solutions to key social challenges and provide competition winners with the support to put their ideas into practice.