This project will takeover unused spaces across Camden and offer a week long sustainability hub with partner orgs to educate and invite residents to co-create a sustainable borough. There will be pop up shops and workshops on energy, resource efficiency, air pollution and more to inspire ongoing commitment for a more sustainable lifestyle.. Local organisations and residents are invited to volunteer time, resources and skills on this project, get to know their neighbours through playing a part in transforming their localities, and feel invested in their localities. Think global and act local.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
We are facing challenging times with an urgent need to decarbonise our societies and way of living. My research has found that people wish to do more but often don't know where to start. The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals offer an inclusive framework for developing smarter, more sustainable societies, socially, environmentally and economically. UK residents are unaware of the potential of the SDG's. In fact, there are many organisations including the council and citizens already contributing to one or more goals in Camden in numerous ways but they may be unaware of this worthy contribution. This project aims to bring the SDG's to life across Camden from mapping and showcasing those already contributing via a range of events focused on sustainable lifestyles, resource efficiency and the sharing economy to setting up a sustainable hub where local residents and parter organisations collectively co-curate a sustainable , smarter borough.
Steps to get it done:
Channeling SDG 17 (partnerships for the goals, the project) and focusing on the SDG's which target education, climate action, resource efficiency, sustainable consumption and cities and gender equality - the 3 day SDG festival will include a educational and training opportunities for the SDG's, deliver presentations on latest climate science and how to lead on climate, SDG opportunities for the borough, pop ups and workshops targeting food waste reduction, clothing and unwanted items swap shops, repair shops, how and why to switch to renewable energy, citizen science opportunities for reducing air pollution in the area, and explore setting up circular economy business models to encourage to further support resource efficiency for the borough.
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