9 “bolnišnic za smeti«

Open Circle – meet Circular Economy “movers and shakers” in reuse: Krasno je bilo danes biti v družbi dr. Marinke Vovk in Centra ponovne uporabe Ljubljana. Navdušeni nad njeno fantastično in iskreno zgodbo o tem, kako je v Sloveniji zraslo 9 “bolnišnic za smeti« – to je centrov za še uporabne izdelke, ki jim v njih povrnejo čar in sijaj. Marinka je s svojo energijo in vizijo navdušila in okužila vse nas. Potrošništvo je OUT, reuse is IN. Bravo in hvala Marinka Vovk za tako lep sprejem in prijetno druženje.

Kaj lahko naredimo za to, da bo gospodarstvo = gospodinjstvo delovalo bolj krožno?

Vabljeni na Open Circle – meet Circular Economy “movers and shakers” in reuse – dogodek Circular Change – tokrat na lokaciji Centra ponovne uporabe, na Povšetovi 4, v Ljubljani.

Govorili bomo o tem, kaj lahko vsak od nas kot posameznik že danes naredi za to, da bo gospodarstvo = gospodinjstvo delovalo bolj krožno?

Vnovič bomo spoznavali prebojnike krožnega gospodarstva. Tokrat bo to dr. Marinka Vovk o tem – ali in kako ji je v Sloveniji uspelo prebiti tabuje potrošništva in v samo nekaj letih postaviti 9 Centrov ponovne uporabe po vsej Sloveniji.

Izmenjali bomo izkušnje:

  • kako lahko s prakticiranjem ponovne uporabe v vsakodnevnem življenju okrepimo kreativnost pri delu,
  • kako lahko principe »ponovne uporabe« bolj vnesemo v poslovanje vsakega podjetja in gospodinjstva,
  • kaj v tem kontekstu počnete prav vi in
  • seveda se bomo spoznavali ter družili.

Ker želimo biti praktični in krožni, je dogodek odlična priložnost, da sabo prinesete vse česar več ne potrebujete, je pa še uporabno. Prav tako vabljeni, da tokrat sabo pripeljete še otroke in/ali pa koga od sodelavcev, prijateljev.

Vstop na dogodek Open Circle – meet Circular Economy “movers and shakers” in reuse, 9. novembra, je prost, število mest je omejeno, zato so prijave obvezne tukaj.

Zaokrožite v svojem koledarju sredo, 9. novembra, druženje začnemo ob 16. uri.

Dogodek je umeščen v koledar dogodkov meseca krožnega gospodarstva, ki ga organizira Vlada Republike Slovenije in se je pričel 3. novembra s posvetom na vladi, kjer je bil osrednji govornik dr. Janez Potočnik. Več o posvetu je na voljo tukaj.

 

 

Kako s ponovno uporabo izboljšamo kreativnost in poslovanje (gospodinjstva in) podjetja

Kaj lahko ti kot posameznik že kar danes narediš za to, da bo tvoje gospodarstvo = gospodinjstvo, lahko delovalo bolj krožno? Vabljeni na Open Circle – dogodek Circular Change – tokrat na lokaciji Centra ponovne uporabe na Povšetovi 4 v Ljubljani. Zaokrožite v svojem koledarju sredo, 9. novembra, druženje začnemo ob 16. uri.

marinka_vovk_2Spet se bomo družili in spoznavali prebojnike krožnega gospodarstva. Tokrat bo to dr. Marinka Vovk z njeno osebno zgodbo – ali in kako ji je v Sloveniji uspelo prebiti tabuje in postaviti 9 Centrov ponovne uporabe po vsej Sloveniji.

 

Govorili bomo o tem, kako si lahko s prakticiranjem ponovne uporabe v vsakodnevnem življenju okrepimo kreativnost pri delu in kako lahko filozofijo »ponovne uporabe« bolj vnesemo v poslovanje vsakega podjetja. In seveda boste tudi tokrat lahko vprašali vse, kar vas zanima in povedali, kaj v tem kontekstu počnete prav vi.

Vstop prost, število mest omejeno, zato so prijave obvezne tukaj.

 

Open Circle – meet Circular Economy “movers and shakers”

Have you been wondering what this “Circular Economy” is actually about? Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Circular Economy “movers and shakers” and maybe catch a ticket to the WEF in Davos!

Join us at Open Circle – on Wednesday, September 14th 2016, at 4:00pm, in the Circular Change Office, Giacomelli media, Trdinova street 9, Ljubljana. Even will be co-hosted by: Avantcar – the first electric care sharing in Slovenia – Avant2go.

Since the spring, Ljubljana has not only been the Green Capital of Europe 2016, but also a new and fast-rising EU Circular Economy (CE) Hot Spot. In September 2016, Slovenia will join the Ellen MacArthur Foundation as one of “circular” countries. Circular Change – an international engagement platform – is playing a significant role in this transition to a more Circular Economy.

More and more questions are coming from companies and individuals about how to  contribute and participate in speeding up the transition to a Circular Economy. So, we have decided to launch and run quarterly events called Open Circles – to meet and talk together about Circular Economy issues.

  • We are ready to listen to your questions, explore the opportunities and enable the change towards a more Circular Economy. We will chat, connect and share ideas in a very informal atmosphere, hosted by Ladeja Godina Košir, the initiator of Circular Change.
  • Besides coffee and soft drinks, we will serve you a fresh, tasty and ambitious Circular Change programme for 2016/17, confirmed by our Advisory Board.
  • What about the ticket to the Davos World Economic Forum? As a regional supporter of the world’s premier Circular Economy awards, The Circulars, we will introduce you to the programme and application process.
  • Meet Circular Economy “movers and shakers” – this time visionary Matej Čer, CEO, Avantcar – who brought the first electric care sharing in Slovenia – Avant2go.

No opportunity occurs and no change is made without dedicated people who know the direction to follow. Join us! Let’s create circular stories together.

The Open Circle will take place in our offices at Giacomelli media, Trdinova street 9,
Ljubljana, on September 14th from 4-6pm. We are looking forward to seeing you!

There is no fee for the event but the number of participants is limited so please register here.

If you have any questions you can contact us at +386 01 620 96 91 or join@circularchange.com.

 

Meet Circular Economy “movers and shakers”. Join us at Open Circle!

 

Have you been wondering what this “Circular Economy” is actually about?

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Circular Economy “movers and shakers” and maybe catch a ticket to the WEF in Davos!

Join us at Open Circle – on Wednesday, September 14th 2016, at 4:00pm, in the Circular Change Office, Giacomelli media, Trdinova street 9, Ljubljana

Since the spring, Ljubljana has not only been the Green Capital of Europe 2016, but also a new and fast-rising EU Circular Economy (CE) Hot Spot. In September 2016, Slovenia will join the Ellen MacArthur Foundation as one of “circular” countries. Circular Change – an international engagement platform – is playing a significant role in this transition to a more Circular Economy.

More and more questions are coming from companies and individuals about how to  contribute and participate in speeding up the transition to a Circular Economy. So, we have decided to launch and run quarterly events called Open Circles – to meet and talk together about Circular Economy issues.

We are ready to listen to your questions, explore the opportunities and enable the change towards a more Circular Economy. We will chat, connect and share ideas in a very informal atmosphere, hosted by Ladeja Godina Košir, the initiator of Circular Change.

Besides coffee and soft drinks, we will serve you a fresh, tasty and ambitious Circular Change programme for 2016/17, confirmed by our Advisory Board.

 

Twitter Image_3What about the ticket to the Davos World Economic Forum? As a regional supporter of the world’s premier Circular Economy awards, The Circulars, we will introduce you to the programme and application process.

No opportunity occurs and no change is made without dedicated people who know the direction to follow. Join us! Let’s create circular stories together.

The Open Circle will take place in our offices at Giacomelli media, Trdinova street 9,
Ljubljana, on September 14th from 4-6pm.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

There is no fee for the event but the number of participants is limited so please register at:  join@circularchange.com. If you have any questions you can contact us at +386 01 620 96 91.

 

First Circular Change Open Circle: Ethical Shopping Workshop by FLOR

Our first Circular Change Open Circle was launched on June 23rd, 2016 with the topic of Ethical Shopping. Open Circles is a Circular Change initiative to start the conversation towards awareness and implementation of the Circular Economy. This workshop was developed in cooperation with Ivana Oven, founder of FLOR, an ethical shopping platform and organisation with the goal of helping people make more ethical shopping decisions.
Ladeja Godina Košir introducing Circular Change to the attendees

Ladeja Godina Košir introducing Circular Change to the attendees

What are Circular Change Open Circles?

Open Circles are open debates on sustainable and circular topics. As part of our stakeholder engagement activities, we will be hosting an Open Circle at least once a month, where everyone interested in joining the conversation about the Circular Economy is invited to collaborate and engage with other circular change pioneers in order to exchange experiences and ideas about the Circular Economy.

Ladeja Godina Kosir, the initiator of Circular Change, welcomed the participants and introduced the Circular Change initiative. With a glimpse of inspiration in the attendees’ eyes, Ivana then opened the floor with a key question for the audience: what do they want to change, in their lives and for the planet?

The audience’s biggest concerns were less child labour and animal exploitation, and how to be more conscientious about the impact their decisions have on the environment. They hope to have more time for their own projects, as well as to be braver and more committed and disciplined about their decision to start living a more environmentally-friendly life. They want to have a better quality of life through those decisions and they wanted the workshop to help them achieve that.

After carefully listening to the audience’s environmental concerns, Ivana proceeded by asking them about their shopping habits. All of them brought out their most recent shopping receipts, and after listing the items, she proceeded to analyse the origin and “behind-the-scenes” facts of the supply chain of the listed products. A fruitful discussion followed about every one of the list’s components such as exotic fruit, makeup, phones, transportation, animal products, palm oil, clothes, and fast consumer goods like coffee and chocolate.

Then, with the shopping habits analysis already in place, they touched on the topic of responsibility: who is responsible for the negative impacts of the products – consumers, companies and corporations, or the governments?

Most of the participants agreed that consumers have more force, but Ivana pointed out that in reality it is all of us, “What the policy makers and corporations make is a result of the consumer society’s response. Society creates everyone’s conscience. There is no pyramid; each of our actions shapes the collective conscience”.

Before creating a new ethical shopping list, she presented some ethical consumer questions:

– Do I really need it?

– Can I fix it or up cycle it?

– Can I borrow it?

– Can I buy it second-hand?

– If I buy, is it local? If it can’t be bought locally, then is it Fair Trade or direct trade?

– Does this purchase have the possibility to be zero waste? Can I reuse the packaging or could I upcycle or recycle it? 

Ivana Oven opening up the discussion of our ethical shopping habits

Ivana Oven opening up the discussion of our ethical shopping habits

The audience then divided in teams to develop their own ethical shopping list. What followed was an assessment of certain elements of ethical shopping, such as plastic recycling, and the environmental impact of our choices. Even though some tough questions were asked, Ivana did a excellent job of explaining the terminology and alternatives, and encouraging people to keep questioning, to remain curious, and to find the best solution for their preferences, situation, and lifestyle.

The results of the alternative possibilities that the attendees presented and debated were:

  • To drink tap water whenever possible because it is almost free, no extra packaging goes to waste, and there is no support for the unfair production of ingredients in juices and sodas as is the case with orange plantations, for example.
  • As it is common practice in Slovenia to grow your own vegetables, the attendees decided to grow their own food whenever possible, and to give urban gardening a try. But if that was not possible, they compromised on prioritising local seasonal beans, grains, fruit and vegetables.
  • To repair and reuse their phones for as long as possible and to buy from Fair Trade phone companies like Fairphone.
  • To reduce the use of cleaning products and cosmetics, and to try to make their own deodorants, washing powder, detergents and other cleaning products.
  • To repair their clothes, to attend clothes exchange events and try to buy second-hand wherever possible, and to monitor Fair Trade clothing companies.
  • To spend less on drinks, clothes, processed food, cleaning products and cosmetics to reduce costs, but at the same time to invest in higher quality fair products they really enjoy and to spend money on building their own projects and learning new skills.
FLOR’s philosophy encourages its audience to make mistakes; Ivana believes that even when you make mistakes you are making the right decisions 80% of the time. She reminded us that we just need to have the willingness to change our habits. As she wisely remarked, “They say that you need 20% of energy to achieve 80% of success, and 80% more energy to achieve 99%. Imagine what the world would be like if we simply used that little bit of energy and changed our habits by 80%.”

We are really excited to see the change in the conversation about sustainability and the environment. We hope that Open Circles will continue to be a space to inspire the community and future circular changemakers. For more information about our Open Circles and other Circular Change activities visit http://www.circularchange.com/membership/ or email us at join@circularchange.com