Institute for Sustainable Environment and Energy (Shanghai) & Netwerk Bewust Verbruiken (Belgium)

Institute for Sustainable Environment and Energy (Shanghai)
Netwerk Bewust Verbruiken (Belgium)

Improving Sustainability of Goods and Green Swap Spaces in Communities

Network Bewust Verbruiken and the Institute for Sustainable Environment and Energy (ISEE) both focus on sustainability and thus put all their efforts in environmental protection. The two NGOs exchanged on the building of green swap spaces in communities and shared best practices in promoting sustainable consumption by sharing, swapping and repairing.

Laura De Jaeger – Netwerk Bewust Verbruiken and Cao Xiaojing – Institute for Sustainable Environment and Energy

As the organization knows we had a rather special exchange. We got partnered up very late, but still had a great experience together. Netwerk Bewust Verbruiken (Network sustainable living) and ISEE (Institute for Sustainable Environment and Energy) are both organizations with a focus on creating a more sustainable lifestyle in communities and creating awareness for people about green products.

Our main focus in the exchange was to exchange about how to work on a sustainable lifestyle, especially in communities, and a research project about the sustainability of recovered paper products, from both consumer and producer side.

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” But most of all, I guess we all learned a lot about the challenges and possibilities of China considering NGO work and sustainability. What are the needs of this country and how do they try to achieve it? By talking to different organizations and citizen I learned the most of all.”

Laura De Jaeger

Activities Laura visiting Institute for Sustainable Environment and Energy in Shanghai
  • Project which activates tourists not to throw garbage on the street and in an up-cycling project with kids where they use garbage to make artwork.
  • Visiting farmers market and community centers in Beijing as well as other organizations in Shanghai, like BlueSky4Children.
  • Coming together with new twinning partners in Shanghai
Activities Xiaojing visiting Netwerk Bewust Verbruikearingn in Brussels
  • Meetings with Confederation of European Paper Industries and two Paper mills in the Netherlands.
  • Visiting the Repair Café in Brussels
  • Take part in various workshops to rise school children’s awareness of textile up-cycling.

” We will keep in touch and find cooperation opportunities..”

Cao Xiaojing

 

Twinning Report Institute for Sustainable Environment and Energy (Shanghai) & Netwerk Bewust Verbruiken (Belgium)

Twinning Experience Presentation Institute for Sustainable Environment and Energy (Shanghai) & Netwerk Bewust Verbruiken (Belgium)

About the Twinning organizations

Institute for Sustainable Environment and Energy, Shanghai

Founded in 2015, Institute for Sustainable Environment and Energy (ISEE)is a China-based think-tank and NGO dedicated to disseminating best practices, using shared knowledge to improve our environment for a sustainable future. ISEE works with a group of passionate sustainability partners catalyzing changes. ISEE provides tailor-made services for research, reporting, consulting and trainings on urban low emission solutions, education for sustainable development and so on.

Netwerk Bewust Verbruiken, Belgium

Netwerk Bewust Verbruiken is a NGO working in Flanders and Brussel. Its thematic focus is on sustainable consumption. The organisation has established a network of more than 40 environmental and social justice groups, has a staff of five people and is being supported by volunteers. Their goal is to raise awareness of the growing consumption patterns. To achieve this, Netwerk Bewust Verbruiken organises campaigns, workshops and experiments, they also inform on sustainable consumption by sharing, swapping and repairing goods.