Fostering Community Collaboration

Fostering Community Collaboration

Think Differently & Act Differently is a 24-month Erasmus+ project (February 2022 – January 2024) with the main objective to raise awareness and motivate people to adopt a more environmentally friendly behavior. The project’s goal is to encourage families to adopt in their homes more environmentally friendly behaviors by transitioning from the consumerist economy (buy-use-throw) to the circular economy.

As part of the project framework, partners conducted workshops and awareness campaigns either in person or online, aligning with the TD&AD project plan. We observed that these workshops effectively equipped participants with essential knowledge about the circular economy and recycling, empowering them to actively implement the acquired insights and skills in real-life scenarios.

Through interviews conducted with six families after the workshops, driven by the motivation gained during our “Think Differently & Act Differently” project workshops, embraced transformative actions that will be presented in forthcoming blog posts.

The 5th Family

The 5th family after the workshops, wanted to extend their sustainability efforts to the community. Through organized clean-ups, resource-sharing, and advocacy, they’ve united their neighborhood in the pursuit of eco-friendly living. Demonstrating their commitment to environmental stewardship, the 5th family organized weekend excursions with neighbors to Chatzichalar Park in Larissa for tree-planting activities. These outings not only contributed to the expansion of green spaces but also served as a communal bonding experience for the neighborhood. Through their multifaceted approach, the 5th family showcased the transformative impact that a united community can have on fostering eco-friendly living. Their dedication to organizing clean-ups, facilitating resource-sharing, and advocating for environmental causes serves as a beacon of inspiration for neighborhoods striving to create a sustainable and harmonious living environment.