‘C2C Conversaciones’, a forum to advance the social and solidarity economy

It is a forum promoted by the Alternative and Solidarity Economy Network of Madrid 

other Social and Solidarity Economy organizations that are part of the REAS Network, in a context of growing visibility and measures to support this economy , in the one that its promoters consider necessary to stop to look at how, with whom and for what things are being done. A forum for professionals, activists and organizations that develop actions to promote and accompany Social Economy and Solidarity initiatives.

Throughout four sessions, they will work in four areas of work that will be coordinated by people and organizations of reference in each one of them and are the result of an accumulated reflection on the part of the promoter organizations to be able to advance on the main challenges and blockages that they detect in their practices.

Analyze and discuss the transformation of companies to the ESS; the financing and scalability of the projects, the creation of models of initiatives linked to people who work in precariousness and how collective work can improve their conditions, and advance on entrepreneurial models.

Madrid Fashion Week, this year more sustainable

Madrid Fashion Week, this year more sustainable

The Circular Project , founder of the Sustainable Fashion Association of Madrid, returns to the foreground sustainable fashion with a new proposal: Smart Fashion = Slow Fashion. Madrid: Sustainable Development Objective , which will be held coinciding with the Fashion Week in Madrid , from January 23 to 30.

In collaboration with the Association of Fashion Designers of Spain and the international platform Slow Fashion World, an exhibition and a day of meetings and conferences have been organized on January 27, at El Paracaidista, Calle de la Palma 10, in Madrid.

Smart Fashion = Slow Fashion will present a selection of national and international designers who are working under the guidelines of sustainable fashion and ecodesign and who research, design and fashion a fashion that goes one step forward “to alleviate the tremendous impact of the industry textile getting to minimize it and even cancel it “, the organizers point out.

“An exhibition that will be structured by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and therefore will be 17 designers who will represent each of them with the intention of bringing them closer to the public and capture the attention on the global commitment that is under way to stop the deterioration environmental and social aspects of the planet “, they affirm.

In this way, national brands such as Ecoalf in collaboration with Sybilla

In this way, national brands such as Ecoalf in collaboration with Sybilla

Laura Escribano Atelier, Parallel Dimensions, SayPlease, Susana Nakatani, Sylvia Calvo BCN , Irema, Avasan , Yanapaqi, Sidikai, Monikako kids, Sepiia or international like Coatally , Baraa, Qaytu, Hilar, Ek Katha, Herdentier, Common Texture will join forces and ecodesign to show that fashion and another industry is on the way .

“An intelligent, innovative fashion that investigates to increasingly minimize the consumption of resources and environmental pollution but also improves the working conditions of the entire production chain”, they add.

The exhibition will end with the day of January 27, a day of lectures on an intelligent fashion that takes into account each and every one of the factors involved in the creation of a garment and at the same time there will be international communications with various actors of Sustainable fashion from various parts of the world.

The European Parliament establishes in its Resolution on how to avoid the waste of food what is understood as food waste: the set of discarded food products of the agri-food chain for economic, aesthetic reasons or due to the proximity of the expiration date, but which follow being perfectly edible and suitable for human consumption and that, in the absence of possible alternative uses, end up eliminated as waste .

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Data from the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture (MAPA) indicate that during the period between October 2015 and September 2016, Spanish households dumped 1.245,9 million kilos of food in conditions to be consumed (24 million kilos per week) . A figure that states, according to the MAPA, the awareness of families in the fight against food waste, as it represents a reduction of 6% over the previous period, ie, thrown away 80.1 million kilos less . In March 2017, the Spanish people had disposed of 1.1% less food than on the same date the previous year.

Wasting food also means unnecessary use of scarce resources such as land, water and energy and also contributes to climate change: for every kilogram of food produced, 4.5 kg of carbon dioxide (CO2) is thrown into the atmosphere .

To begin to reduce household waste and gain awareness, nothing is as easy as adapting the shopping list to what you are going to consume , taking into account expiration dates and preferential consumption, follow the conservation recommendations of the food and freeze food that will not be consumed.