With solutions to harvest water from the air, recycle plastic into paving slabs, and motivate fishing boats to haul tonnes of plastic out of the ocean, young change-makers show how innovative ideas coupled with ambitious action can help solve some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges. UNEP named seven dynamic environmentalists as its 2020 Young Champions of the Earth.
What does it take to make a good cup of coffee and enjoy it guilt-free? The coffee industry has a huge impact on local communities at the origin and many controversial issues related to the supply chain. The story of Irish company Java Republic, has started 20 years ago when no one really knew the true cost of making coffee, yet they still wanted to be ethical and transparent.
For a long time, the only choice for green promotional items was to go with the ’boring brown’ products. Bamboo can easily replace disposable plastic and even cotton in many cases which makes it easier for companies to build a better image without compromising quality, design or sustainability. But what makes this plant so unique and how it can revolutionise branding options?
Social Innovation towards Sustainability: Embracing Contemporary Challenges for Regional Development
This workshop will promote the reflection and knowledge sharing on social innovation practices connected with sustainability and regional development. It intends to promote an inter-sector dialogue among key stakeholders.