Save the Date! First Estonian Zero Waste Conference

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Let’s Do It Foundation and Tallinn University are inviting you to join the First Estonian Zero Waste Conference in Tallinn on the 14th of September, 2022. 

For many people zero waste means lifestyle of using your own water bottle and take-away cup. But zero waste is much more than that and actually offers an implementation plan for municipalities on how to move towards creating less waste as a society. Now an international team of experts have put together specific training materials on how to bring this change into reality. And this is what we’ll introduce at this conference!

During the conference there will be interesting presentations on zero waste and education, four parallel interactive workshops introducing helpful concepts and knowledge as well as a slightly unusual panel discussion. In the end of the conference we hope you will be both inspired and be better equipped to make systemic changes within your organisation, community or among your learners!

The initial workshop topics of the conference are: 

  • Zero Waste training/workshop design – introduction of the Zero Waste Training Handbook
  • Zero Waste as a systems change for municipalities
  • Zero Waste thought experiments
  • Sustainability in the right context – competences and teaching zero waste

The conference is open for everyone*, but the content is most relevant to: 

  • Representatives of local municipalities and ministries
  • Local and regional development centres
  • Educators and trainers
  • Higher education representatives
  • Environmental organisations and initiatives

*The conference will be held in English (some sessions are held in Estonian) and is free of charge for the accepted participants. The number of spots is limited. 

Applications to the conference will start on June 6th. You can let us know your interest already now here, so you will get notification to your mailbox as soon as application time opens.

In addition the to conference two side-events will be held for a small participation fee: 

  • 13th of September: Field Trip to different zero-waste facilities in Tallinn
  • 15th of September: possibility to take part in one of the following 4h workshops:
    • Introduction to Circular Design (CIRCO methodology) – by Kadi Kenk (Let’s Do It Foundation)
    • Improv theatre methods to improve your communication, public speaking and teaching quality – by Toivo Värbu (Ruutu10 improv school)
    • How to teach complex problems using principles that truly support learning – by Grete Arro and/or Mihkel Kangur (Tallinn University)
      The event is organised by Let’s Do It Foundation and Tallinn University in the framework of the BEZWA (Building a European Zero Waste Academy) project with the aim to introduce the project’s results to a wider public.This event and project have been funded with support from the European Commission Erasmus+ programme.

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