EWWR Awards | Meet the finalists in the citizens category
- Mappa Ecoconsumo: what it is and how it works implemented by Ambimente, Italy
In order to support their fellow residents in becoming more environmentally conscious consumers, a group of Treviso residents set up a smartphone app called Ecoconsumo. The platform maps water fountains, eco and repair shops, and other points of interest that are useful in order to live a more sustainable life and to reduce waste. The map remains available online and is a work in progress – as more venues open, they are added to it.
During EWWR 2019, the group, which calls itself Ambimente, staged a recognition walk and bike ride with external participants, during which they explained the initiative and added several new venues to the map.
- “From scrap to shoes” upcycling workshop, implemented by Andrea Natterer, Germany
Using her creativity and charisma, this German shoemaker has embarked on a mission: teaching people how be reuse materials and thus prevent waste. The bonus? A new and comfortable pair of shoes at the end. Becoming an expert shoe upcycler is no easy feat though, for the craft of shoemaking has its secrets that take time to discover. That is why Andrea tutors small groups of 4 or 5 students during two full days before the latter can graduate to expert shoe craft masters. Here’s a short explanatory video of the workshop she held during EWWR 2019:
- Zero waste, step by step, implemented by Axelle Béguin and Zeynep Songülen İnanç, Turkey
Two high schools and the French Cultural Centre in Ankara became the stages of a multitude of conferences, workshops, and exhibitions organised by these passionate waste preventers in Ankara last November. At the end of the events, the more than 2,500 participants left equipped with tips and tricks about how to reduce waste in everyday life. They also learned about local artisans that make zero-waste products by hand, as well as about sustainable and healthy diets from a local nutritionist.