GreEntrepreneurship - NEWSLETTER 1 - Jan2015 - Page 11

How everything began? After leaving my former job (beginnings of 2010) I thought on how to build something enduring and useful, starting from my personal conscience and from the need of finding again the final direction I was now missing. I began on my own, working with my creativity mainly as a hobby, but then just by coincidence, I met a girl from Ljubljana with my same vision of using creative power to raise conscience of people. This meeting has been the first opportunity to let grow a network of creative talented people. Moreover, in order to better invest my capacities, in 2014 I decided to attend a course promoted by the Regional Development Centre of Koper – PVSP Enterprisingly into the business world, targeting unemployed young adults with higher educational level, who wished to learn how to manage an individual entrepreneurship and to enhance their managerial skills. Another aim of the course, was to finalize the planning of Reuse – recycle centres, which ought to be sustainable under economical aspect and have to affect the communities with long term impacts. What do you do in order to promote green conscience? I could say I moved from creativity to promotion and education on recycling. I collaborate with educational institutions, and I run different workshops in Slovenian schools, mainly in the coastal area of Koper. The workshops aim to raise awareness on responsible consumption, recycling & reuse, home gardening and sustainability. Moreover, I also plan different activities outside schools for the promotion of these issues, in order to let a different conscience arise in this direction. Another activity that is now successfully growing, is the SWAP party: this is an occasion for different people to exchange in the shape of barter, their clothes, accessories and other stuff they don’t use anymore; at the moment we are involving mainly citizens, but in the future we also expect to collaborate with artists and tailors. However, the real meaning of these parties, is that people here also exchange their stories, their traditions, and give another value to objects, which in this case are not merely linked to money, purchase and capitalism, but instead reveal something of the people who used to own them, and represent an important step for reuse of things.