In 2012, “homo ecos:” organized the “Zero Waste” social campaign. Latvians were invited to see garbage as a potential resource, evaluate the causes of waste and reflect on how to reduce the amount of waste in their own residences.
The global Zero Waste movement started in the 1960’s with a vision of a world without waste. By changing one’s daily habits – repairing, redesigning, reusing and recycling – we can significantly reduce the amount of waste dumped in landfills.
The Zero Waste Project in 2012 was realized by “homo ecos:” in collaboration with North Vidzeme Waste Management Organization.
In order to continue educating the society about Zero Waste principles, we offer off-site travelling workshops in municipalities, schools, cultural centers and during events. Working with skilled craftsmen, adults and children can learn to create new and useful things from seemingly unusable materials (upcycling).
We also organize Zero Waste workshops on the “homo ecos:” Green Floor. We have for instancerecycled our own paper, made notebooks from old books, and crafted fashionable accessories from worn T-shirts. The workshops are always dominated by cheerful atmosphere and give great satisfaction about the newly created objects.
photo: Eva the Weaver