By Tjasa Oresnik
My friends and I have been, over the years, involved in many projects focusing on sustainability, protection of the environment, water and carbon footprint, preservation of forests, recycling. We still are a part of some of those projects, and we enjoy learning, collaborating, and participating. We also wanted to create a project of our own - a community project - where literally anyone can join and be a part of it, without (many) rules.
Just before this year's summer break at the University, we got together with Nektarina Non Profit's team, and they invited us to join their project idea Liveable Cities, and me and my friends were thrilled with the idea
Liveable Cities is a 12 month volunteer project sharing (at least) 365 blog posts from people all over the world, giving us their vision of a (more) liveable city. The project's objective is to explore, research and share practices, ideas and developments in the urban areas across the world, focusing on sustainability, quality of life, climate change mitigation and adaptation, water and air quality, pollution, waste management, low carbon transport, recycling, energy efficiency, renewable energies, co-operatives, environment and green areas, ecosystems and biodiversity.
"Great. But what does it actually mean.", I can hear you ask. We actually want to give a platform for anyone and everyone to express their thoughts, visions, concerns, ideas, projects and practices about how they see the city of the future - a sustainable, environmentally conscious city. What we want to create is a platform for a dialogue, a place for people to engage into a conversation, a forum, if you will, enabling everyone to express themselves in any format, really - writing, photography, video, design, multimedia, art. We would like you - all of you - to join us and help us create a set of ideas, stories and images for a better, healthier and more sustainable quality of life in our urban habitats.
Send us your thoughts, ideas, blogs, photographs, anything and everything regarding urban habitats, green city life, urban sustainability or any related topic, really (or just subscribe to our fab weekly newsletter!).
Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Let's create better, more liveable cities together! :)
Photo credits Nektarina Non Profit / Taken at Lugano, Switzerland