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“Food for the Earth” is a community based initiative for share composting on site
Organisation : Urban Cultor , Romania

“Food for the Earth” is a community based initiative for composting on site. It builds low carbon infrastructure and offers low carbon services as an integrated and innovative green economy and social approach. It creates spaces for social cohesion and transgenerational connections - adults, kids and elderly. It empowers local communities and promotes climate-friendly behavior and ways to live. Our main goal is to create, adapt, transfer knowledge and raise awareness among citizens and municipalities about soil’s health in urban and periurban areas. The targeted groups will be inspired, involved and influenced for climate friendly behavior. 

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationBiodiversityGreenfield land and natural space
Climate changePublic spaceSocial inclusion and integration
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
Sustainable mobility in Jonava city
City/Region : Jonava District Municipality administration / Jonava city , Lithuania

Jonava is one of the leading cities in the country successfully implementing sustainable urban mobility.Participating in project"Prosperity thorough innovation and promotion of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans" inspired, points in the right direction, gained experience,seeing the environment through another prism.So we started a dialog with society for its surroundings,joint decisions&thorough education to change the mobility habits & behavior of city residents,reduce the negative impact of cars,to improve the quality of life.To the end we prepared and implemented a sustainable mobility plan(in 2017),& were the first who it approved.According to the prepared plan, the sustainable measures are implemented in the city.

Agendas addressed
Urban mobilityClimate changePublic space
Social inclusion and integration
Pathways followed
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
SPARK the Movement
Organisation : Vereniging Circulair Friesland , Netherlands

SPARK the Movement focuses its transformative action on all schools on all levels and in all courses in Friesland. We stimulate primary schools up to university to use the UN-SDGs and the whole school approach, to embed Education for Sustainable Development into the curriculum, didactics and the schoolmanagement. Besides, we help to build strong regional networks with partners in businesses, NGO's and local governmental institutions, in order to make positive social and ecological impact. Together we learn how to build a new reality, by putting up concrete actions, projects and challenges.

Agendas addressed
Climate changeSocial inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Cascais Operations Centre - C2
City/Region : Câmara Municipal de Cascais , Portugal

Cascais Operations Centre is an integrated operation that brings together part of the operational services of the municipal universe with five specific objectives:

Register relevant requests, events and occurrences from the various vertical domains occurring in Cascais’ municipality, with particular focus on the management of public space operations;

Anticipate events and occurrences through correlation and predictive methods;

Guarantee an adequate response, as efficient as possible, avoiding errors or duplications in the allocation of resources needed to solve different events;

To provide information that allows faster and sustained decision making;

Evaluate the levels of service provided and the degree of satisfaction.

Agendas addressed
Urban mobilityPublic space
Pathways followed
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
Circular Economy (CE) Grey Literature Database and Knowledge Exchange Platform
Organisation : Wong Barton International (UG) , Germany

CE grey literature is often overlooked and forgotten content that is prone to link rots and likeliness to disappear. There is no database to find CE grey literature and the only way to find is by using conventional search engines which often returns errors, irrelevant search results and sometimes data breach. We want to fix this problem and we pioneer the world’s largest CE grey literature database and knowledge exchange platform.

Agendas addressed
Climate change
Pathways followed
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
Upcycle Bicycle #zerowasteproject
City/Region : Alkmaar , Netherlands

The 'upcycle bike' rides through the center of Alkmaar. With this electric cargo bike, young people and people with a distance to the labor market collect coffee grounds and other valuable green raw materials from Alkmaar restaurants and companies. The waste of entrepreneurs contributes to Alkmaar's circular goals and the Sustainable development Goals (SDG's). The goal is to grow oyster mushrooms from coffee grounds and to make an Alkmaars snack.

Agendas addressed
Urban mobility
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Cuidar Braga
City/Region : Braga , Portugal

The “Cuidar Braga” project defines a strategy for the Municipality of Braga to encourage the valorisation of agricultural and forestry (biomass) in replacement of its burning. The project resulted in a 40% reduction in burning in 9 rural parishes, expanded to 37 parishes in the municipality.

For this, biocrushers were made available to the population for crushing the vegetable matter resulting from the cleaning of the land.

The success of this project rests on two pillars, first being a free service, and secondly being accompanied by awareness campaigns that had an impact on civil society, with clear benefits for environment.

 

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationBiodiversityWater resources and air quality
Climate change
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
Make Ecotourism seamlessly accessible for the whole world through a smart Mobile Application and Web
Organisation : TripnTap , Lebanon

Tripntap is a website and mobile application that links outdoor seekers and tour operators, connects users, while building a community that contributes to a sustainable world

Actions:

  • Gather a dynamic group of youth to fulfil the UN SDGS and make sure we are not the cause of our own destruction. 
  • 2% of every trip booked will be donated to sustainable development goals through a dynamic group
  • Create partnerships with local and international organisations to promote sustainable tourism and development goals.
Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationBiodiversityGreenfield land and natural space
Water resources and air qualityClimate changePublic space
Social inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Support open data standards
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Giwa Community Response is a newly formed Community Based Organization that deals with Environmental
Organisation : Nairobi , Kenya

we creat awareness to the residents sarrounding towns and slums that its through their action that will be of benefit to them

Agendas addressed
Climate change
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
Vilnius - becoming the new sustainable transportation hub of Europe
City/Region : Vilnius , Lithuania

Our transformative action is about changing mobility culture in the city. Vilnius seeks to move from car-centric city and become sustainable mobility hub, where the most convenient way to move around is by walking, cycling or public transport. It does not mean we want to worsen commuting conditions for cars, but our goal is to create equally good conditions for all mobility means and encourage people to choose alternative means of transport, which are more eco-friendly, better for your well-being and gives a pleasure of daily commute.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityPublic space
Pathways followed
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Support open data standards
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