Urban Clinic LabGov EDU 2019 1st community gardening session

Urban Clinic LabGov EDU 2019 1st community gardening session

Save the date: next Saturday, 9th March we will host the first EDU@LabGov community gardening session in Luiss Community Garden from 10 am to 12am.

The LabGovers will work with recycled materials in order to build a prototype that they will install in Luiss and in the city of Rome. If you are interested in following their work, follow our official social network!

During the community gardening session, the LabGovers will put into practice what they are learning during the forms in the classroom therefore it will represent ahead important footstep in the realization of their project.

The assisted gardening is not only a didactic moment but an activity of practical collaborative among the boundaries of the University Luiss Guido Carli, that then the students will experiment on the field in the city of Rome.

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Save the date: Sabato 9 marzo si terrà il primo community gardening della Clinica Urbana EDU@LabGov presso l’#OrtoLuiss dalle 10:00 alle 12:00.

Durante la sessione di community gardening i LabGovers, divisi dapprima in quattro gruppi sulle diverse aree di lavoro, dovranno presentare i dati raccolti nel corso della settimana e iniziare a dar forma al loro progetto. Inizieranno quindi un laboratorio di auto-costruzione che, tramite l’utilizzo di materiali riciclati, li porterà a realizzare un prototipo che installeranno nella città di Roma. Se volete saperne di più rimanete connessi ai nostri account social ufficiali quel giorno!

L’obiettivo è mettere in pratica ciò che gli studenti stanno apprendendo durante i moduli in aula, quindi rappresenterà un importante passo avanti nella realizzazione della loro idea.

Il gardening assistito non è solo un momento didattico ma un’attività di pratica collaborativa tra le mura dell’Università Luiss Guido Carli, che poi gli studenti sperimenteranno sul campo nella città di Roma.

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“Dress up the change”: re-use practices to encourage sustainability in urban areas

“Dress up the change”: re-use practices to encourage sustainability in urban areas

Born in Slovenia, a new project aims to support sustainable practices in urban areas, such as promoting waste reduction by both raising awareness on social behaviours and encouraging creative entrepreneurship which generate new urban businesses and creating professions for sustainable development.

It is necessary to rethink the productive cycle, from a traditional linear process to a circular economy form which is able to regenerate itself. In the first case, the process starts from the extraction of new raw materials which are then transformed into goods that can be sold and which become, at the end of its life cycle, waste materials. Contrarily, circular economy through differentiation, recovery and regeneration of goods leads to value maximization and waste reduction as it perpetuates the production process, and also increases both social inclusion and responsibility. But how can this be done?

Within URBACT, the European programme helping cities to exchange experiences on sustainability, Snaga d.o.o. – a public utility company owned by 11 municipalities, amongst which Maribor is the biggest – launches a call for an active partner in the field of waste management to develop best practices of re-use connected with social entrepreneurship.

In Maribor, the second most populated Slovenian city, 10% of waste textiles are still undifferentiated and often citizens do not show motivation to work on that. Therefore it is necessary to sensitize people to the re-use practices: the goal of the project is to collect and separate textile materials to close the waste loop according to the principle of circular economy and use the revenues obtained from their sales to finance urban community social activities.
The promoters of the initiative propose a challenge on three main areas: reaching environment goals, spreading social responsibility and generating social inclusion. For instance, they encourage the production and the use of second-hand textiles and the reduction of plastic-use. They also promote, scarce professions such as sewing as well as new forms of innovative entrepreneurship, involving various stakeholders active within the urban area.

The real challenges will be to involve citizens in implementing creative re-use practices, supporting young people in becoming entrepreneurs, implementing new waste-disposal regulatory policies, spreading the idea that activities with high social impact can generate new forms of sustainable business.