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Don’t be afraid of your freedom
Last week, I attended an event for the first time. It’s called Co-Construire, it takes place in Tournai, Belgium, next to Lille, it lasts 3 days, and it was crazy…
The main theme was about the tipping point : how a small group of people can change things even if they are not the majority. A lot of theories say that the tipping point could be at about 3,5%, some say 5% or even 10%, but the number isn’t important, if you are able to gather a certain amount of people around a cause, this number has the power to change the whole group.
What was crazy about Co-construire is that, we not only learnt about it, but we also lived it, thanks to a really great organization of the event, many little things, many small details, that made the theory come true before our eyes, lived by our bodies, therefore deeply understood.
A few takeaways of the event :
Olivier Hamant :
“it's our habits that cause crisis”
we need to go from performance to robustness
Mélanie Lacayrouze and Lilian Ricaud have created metacartes.cc, a great site to discover methods to think about how we can make things together and how we could think about our relations with digital tools. Everything is in Creative Commons, BY, SA. And that is crazy, and powerful
Laurent Marseault talked about how we need to break silos and connect every little initiative, among many things. I really recommend you to watch one of his conferences. And you know what, they all are under Creative Commons, BY, SA, which means that you can use them, even for commercial use, but just need to mention the authors.
Once again, hard to explain what I lived, surrounded by great people, that want to do their parts to build a better world.
Will let you with this manifesto by the Co-Construire team, in French, sure you’ll find some (free and open-source) tools to translate it :-)
Of course, this work comes under the Creative Commons licence, BY, SA. Feel free to share :-)
Stop throwing around with Lasso
I’m still following up with another company I discovered through the startup competition The Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) I was mentioning on our previous newsletter, showcasing the most innovative tech founders addressing what the United Nations call Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
This time it is about Lasso Loop Recycling, a company that is spearheading the creation of a domestic recycling appliance with supporting logistics.
In today's world, recycling has become an essential part of our collective responsibility to preserve the environment and promote sustainability. However, the existing recycling systems often face challenges such as inconvenience, inefficiency, and lack of proper infrastructure. Lasso Loop Recycling aims to address these issues head-on and redefine the recycling landscape.
Lasso Loop Recycling has developed an innovative recycling appliance that seamlessly integrates into households, making recycling a simple and hassle-free process. This cutting-edge appliance combines smart technology with user-friendly design, allowing individuals and families to effortlessly sort and recycle various materials in their own homes. By streamlining the recycling process, Lasso Loop Recycling aims to increase recycling rates and reduce the amount of recyclable waste ending up in landfills.
What sets Lasso Loop Recycling apart from traditional recycling methods is its comprehensive logistics system. The company has established a network of collection hubs strategically located in neighborhoods, ensuring convenient access to recycling services for all customers. These hubs act as central points for collecting the sorted recyclables from households, which are then transported to recycling facilities using optimized logistics routes. By leveraging advanced tracking and scheduling technologies, Lasso Loop Recycling ensures that the recycling process is not only environmentally friendly but also highly efficient.
Furthermore, Lasso Loop Recycling has taken significant steps to enhance transparency and accountability in the recycling process. Through their user-friendly mobile application, customers can track the progress of their recycled materials, view environmental impact reports, and gain insights into their recycling habits. This level of transparency fosters a sense of empowerment among individuals, encouraging greater participation in recycling efforts and reinforcing the positive impact they are making on the planet.
As an environmentally conscious organization, we believe that the disruptive approach of Lasso Loop Recycling has immense potential to transform the recycling landscape. Their commitment to convenience, efficiency, and sustainability aligns perfectly with our goals and values. By implementing their domestic recycling appliance and supporting logistics, we can collectively make significant strides towards creating a cleaner and greener future.
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