Articles tagged with: Sustainable Development

Electronics Industry Picture Campaign from Südwind Austria and LESN, HK

Our 2018 twinners from Südwind Austria and Labour Education and Service Network, HK, have promoted a foto campaign against last week’s Black Friday, depicting IT company workers commenting on their abysmal working conditions behind. Their aim was to give these persons a voice that rarely gets heard through the noise made by multinational campaigns offering cheap deals to raise electronics consumption worldwide. Being aware of the conditions behind the production of these goods should be in the consumer’s mind.

Learn more on how to make an impact and promote fair electronics here (German).

 

Four Twinners joining forces on a Follow Up Project

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Arts based festival Kaleidoscope 21-23 October 2016

Georgeta Mureanu, Li Fangfang, Louisa Kistemaker, and Shi Shan worked altogether on a follow-up project. All four of them participated in our EU-China Twinning Program in 2015 and decided to continue the exchange beyond the Program. They organized a festival kaleidoscope on arts-based methods, non-formal education and sustainability. The organizations they represented were FCASEC (Romania), a tip: tap (Germany), Evergreen Center for Sustainable Development and Eco-Watch Institute (both from China). The festival took place on October 21-23 of 2016 Beijing.

The main aims of the festival were to link different actors and jointly explore new ideas on sustainable development in a creative manner that unfolded through arts-based methods and non-formal education tools. This process of knowledge co-production values experiences, emotions, embodied and local knowledge equally as it values scientific knowledge. The objective of this festival was to tap these different pieces of knowledge as a first step to understand each other’s visions, create joint visions thereafter and start testing sustainability agency through interactive dialogues and theater games with stakeholders in Beijing.

The team spent three months preparing for the three-day long festival. The festival consisted of six different workshop modules: Forum Theater, Dance, Coffee ground Workshop, Living Library, Photovoice, and World Cafe. In total, 60 different participants joined the festival. Participants consisted of dancers, social workers, and forest management students, community members, NGOs, and researchers from the fields of applied theater and social sciences.

See above for the movie that has been made during the festival and an article has been published December 16th, 2016 in China Education Daily written by the Yu Chuang 余闯.

P8 (Changsha) & Collaboration Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (Germany)

P8 (Changsha)
Collaboration Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (Germany)

Sharing Economy and Co-housing

A sustainable future is a big goal for further engagement not only in Europa but also in China. Due the Twinning Programm 2016 two NGOs had the opportunity to get a deeper understanding of each others similar fields of working. The Chinese organization P8, based in Changsha, and the german Collaboration Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production are both dealing with issues of utilizing and monetizing idle resources, instance, car and space sharing, co-housing and thereby reducing the environmental footprint and enhancing social justice.

This exchange focused on getting a better understanding of the mutual experiences and to achieve a further network.