Breaking patterns through Zero Waste practices

In February 2019, 22 participants from four countries of the Danube region met in Bad Urach and Stuttgart for an interactive and international seminar on waste prevention. A highlight of the week was when the Ukrainians, Romanians, Serbs and Germans motivated the public at Schlossplatz, Stuttgart, to deal creatively with the issue of waste prevention.
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29.05.2019 / 12 Uhr

Input and action

The young changemakers met in Germany to deepen different aspects around the subject of waste prevention. The team leaders including Laura Konieszny, a Zero Waste influencer, provided important impulses and motivational examples. For example, they discussed and experimented how each one of them could reach a plastic-free life in the everyday household.
As the countries involved in this project are all located in the Danube region, the concern for water was an important focus. The participants prepared a flash mob that  quickly made them get in touch with the public on the Schlossplatz, Stuttgart.

Commitment with impact

The participants took home many ideas. They learned from each other’s experiences and examples and can carry the ideas of the seminar into their home town. "Many of the participants are now involved in the initiative "Fridays for future"and post about their actions on Instagram - they inspire each other and become multipliers themselves and inspire many others," said initiator Teresa Boulle of Starkmacher.

Get an impression of the initiative: