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EWWR Awards | Meet the finalists in the citizens category

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.

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:

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