Welcome to the final seminar
THE HARD FACTS
OF THE “SOFT” CITIZEN TRANSFORMATION
FOR THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY
When: Thu 9.11.2023 at 14:00-16:45
Where: University of Helsinki Incubator Space (Vuorikatu 3, Helsinki)
Registration is open until 1.11.2023.
The event can accommodate 40 persons. To join the waiting list, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event will start at 14:00. Registration and doors open at 13:40.
Five presentations on different aspects of circular consumption:
sufficiency-oriented consumption and its connection to circularity;
circular skills and willingness to update repair skills;
reuse of goods: challenges vs potential of second-hand goods;
experimental workshops in circular economy education;
conflict between civic and municipal agencies in circular transition: risks and lessons learned.
Comments by experienced scholars from Finland, Norway, Sweden, Germany
Interactive discussion panel with scholars, politicians and circular practitioners.
of the Circular Citizens project!
- CIRCULAR CITIZENS -
The official discussions on the topic often center on the technological solutions, while little attention is paid to societal norms, citizens’ willingness and motivation to be active in the Circular Economy. We believe that citizens are active thinkers, beyond just consumers of goods. Citizens are equally important for creating value in the Circular Economy, along with businesses, municipalities and governments.
Our project is about the circular activities of citizens, the value of these activities is usually under-explored. During the next three years (2021-2023) we study what citizens are already doing to minimize waste and prolong the life of goods through repair, reuse and recycle. Our aim is to learn about citizens’ motivations, everyday routines and practical strategies to be more circular.
By reaching out to social movements that support the principles of Circular Economy, we will connect with citizens that are at the forefront of performing circular activities. We will collect the circular stories of their personal transformations and make them visible to inspire others. We are open to partner with movements, initiatives, projects, bloggers and any educational institutions interested in the Circular Economy. Do you want to suggest a movement, a project or a blogger? Do you want to become part of our circular stories? Send us your suggestion
experiments with youth
Read more about workshop in Aalto University
From cardboard boxes to a desk drawer tray before and after
From a spoon to a ring before and after
From plastic spoons to a decoration before and after
From a plastic packaging to doll goggles before and after
From pants to shorts before and after
Sofa repair before and after
From a cookie jar to a plant pot before and after
From an orange box to a shoe box before and after
From a shirt to a fruit bag
From jeans to a charger pocket
From a candle pot and a ribbon to a container before and after
From a candle pot to a honey pot before and after
From a clothing to a book cover before and after
From a butter tub to a container before and after
From a bracelet to shirt decorations, from a shirt to a bag before and after
From a plastic packaging to a plant box before and after
From gift wrapping to a plant soil cover
From a can to a plant pot before and after
From earrings and tassels to tassel earrings before and after
From a coffee pod package to a container before and after
From waste board a key cupboard
From a cup to a plant pot
From jeans to shorts before and after
From a toilet roll cone to a game for a cat