We organized our workshop into two parts. The first would take place in Bramberg, a town in beautiful Pinzgau, and the second one in the city of Salzburg. On 26th of february the workshop in Bramberg occured. We invited different people who work with young adults in some kind of way to be part of our workshop and immerging themselves with us into the topics of SDGs, social media and felting.
What is it all about?
For this workshop we wanted to focus on some special SDGs and do some practical work. Because waste production and the single use of materials is a really big problem nowadays, we came up with the idea of „keepthebottle“. Andrea, one of three women of the organising team, has professional felting skills which was really helpful for our project. Felting products consist of purely natural materials. The main things you need are whool, water and sope. If you take care where you buy the products, none of the materials strains our environment. Moreover, felting products are durable goods which means you profit a long time of it and don´t need something new after a short period of time. Therefore, we wanted to give all of our participants the chance to create their own felting product and what could be better than a cover for a glass bottle.
The SDGs which were mainly focused in this project were:
#3 „good health and well-being“ because we don´t ingest micro-plastic anymore
#6 „clean water and sanitation“ because we can always fill the glass bottle with natural tap water
#12 „responsible production and consumption“ because we don´t need to buy plastic bottles anymore
#14 „life under water“ because if we consume less plastic, there is less plastic waste which pollutes the oceans
For us, it was such a pleasure meeting all this friendly and interested people. The relaxed atmosphere allowed us to talk about important topics while creating something artificial and enjoying time with nice people. As we all know, sustainability can be a really though topic to discuss also because it´s mentioned everywhere nowadays. The aim of the workshop was raising the awareness of the participants regarding sustainability and SDGs without saying what they have to do. Instead of that, we tried to create discussions which give us new thought-provoking impulses to these topics and allow us subsequently to intensify our thinkings about that. I can imagine we achieved that goal pretty well.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission