6 results for “Circular Economy”

ECO Coin Award 2017 Nominations Open

NextNature.net
August 29th 2017
The nominations for the ECO coin Award 2017 are now officially open. Let us know who you think deserves to earn the award.

ECO Coin at Welcome to the Village

NextNature.net
July 13th 2017
On July 21, 22 and 23 you are invited to join us at Welcome to the Village festival in the Friesland province of The Netherlands for our next iteration of the ECO coin!

ECO Coin Goes to DGTL Festival 2017

NextNature.net
March 21st 2017
This year the ECO coin will run its first community experiment with our partners at DGTL festival. Come and earn your first ECO!

Swedish Government Rewards Citizens Who Repair Instead of Throwing Away

Mathilde Nakken
November 20th 2016
Sweden is paying people to fix their belongings instead of throwing them away.

Circular Economy

Van Mensvoort
February 7th 2016
The uncomfortable watering can ironically shows us that the size matters in a circular economy.
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Previous winners of the award include Yoyo Yogasmana for his work in Indonesia sharing sustainable farming techniques and Dave Hakkens for his open source Precious Plastic recycling machines. This year we will "open source" our award, anyone can nominate a person, an organisation or even a community working on a sustainable project worthy of the ECO coin Award 2017.So what are we looking for in a nominee exactly? We are searching for people working on projects that are - like the ECO coin - community driven, use nature and technology in an innovative way and that share their knowledge with others. It could be somebody working on a new sustainable energy source, a team developing a greener transportation system or even a community trying to clean our air and oceans. Read more about the ECO coin.Have someone in mind? Let us know by sending an email to magazine@nextnature.net with the project details. And don't be shy, you can also nominate your own work! 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Here we will be running the second community trial of our sustainable currency with a strong emphasis on social earning and spending.Now in its fifth year, Welcome to the Village festival (July 21, 22, 23) is more than just a music festival located in the Friesland province of The Netherlands. The festival rightly sees itself as a mini-society that is perfect for experimentation and innovation. In their own words: "Welcome to The Village is a transient free state where there's room for trying out experiments, initiatives and products for a sustainable society... a visit to our festival means you're a music enthusiast, sponsor and guinea pig, all rolled into one festival-fancy package".So what do we mean by social earning and spending? Well, we have been very busy learning from our first community trial in order to improve the ECO coin. This time we will make sure that both individuals and communities or groups can fairly be rewarded. We want multiple people to be able to participate in activities to earn ECOs (like increasing biodiversity by planting native and edible flowers together) and we also aim to create rewards in a more communal way (like a Very Ecological Person or V.E.P experience at the sustainable ECO coin Kartent campsite). Money is a social technology and so making sure we strengthen the relationships of an already existing community will be the key for the success of such a new system.To make sure that the ECO coin fits the festival's context and addresses community needs we will also participate in the festivals innovation program, DORP. This will give us a chance to find new partners and grow the ECO coin network, so that even more people can start earning and spending this revolutionary currency to start to rebalance economy and ecology.To find out more about our ECO coin and keep up to date with future experiments you can visit ecocoin.com. Here you can find the story behind the project, where you can earn your first ECOs and what we plan to do in the very near future. We hope to see you there!Images: WTTVWant to stay up to date about the ECO coin and other NNN projects? Make sure to join Next Nature Network and never miss a thing! [mc4wp_form id="72385"] [post_title] => ECO Coin at Welcome to the Village [post_excerpt] => On July 21, 22 and 23 you are invited to join us at Welcome to the Village festival in the Friesland province of The Netherlands for our next iteration of the ECO coin! 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This year we are very fortunate to find a fantastic community at DGTL Music Festival who will help us to deliver our first grand experiment in Amsterdam.[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/207143740[/vimeo]DGTL festival strives each year to be as circular and sustainable as possible. DGTL’s Revolution program has already implemented an entirely meat-free festival (perhaps in-vitro meat will be next?), powered the grounds using green energy and even created onsite plastic recycling facilities to make eco products during the festival. Many of their sustainable improvements happen behind the scenes and so for DGTL to become completely circular they need to get festival goers to change their behaviour too.To tackle this problem, NNN will launch a community experiment of the ECO coin at the festival on the 15th and 16th of April. Anyone of the 40,000 people attending DGTL who carries out environmentally sustainable actions will be rewarded with some wonderful (and exclusive) benefits. From bio ice cream to V.E.P (Very Ecological Person) access to secret areas, the ECO coin rewards will enhance the festival experience and help encourage people to change their behaviour and become more sustainable.To find out more about our ECO coin and keep up to date with our future experiments you can now visit ecocoin.com. Here you can find the story behind the project, where you can earn your first ECOs and what we plan to do in the very near future. We hope to see you there! [post_title] => ECO Coin Goes to DGTL Festival 2017 [post_excerpt] => This year the ECO coin will run its first community experiment with our partners at DGTL festival. Come and earn your first ECO! 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In line with this conscious consumer mindset, the Swedish government proposed two economic changes; both ment to shift from a throwaway culture to an economy built on long-lasting and repairable goods.The first plan is to lower the VAT, Value Added Tax, of reparation services. At the tailor, shoe maker and bike repair shop Swedes will pay 12% VAT instead of 25%. Secondly, they want to pay people to fix their belongings instead of throwing them away. When a home appliance is fixed, half of the reparation costs can be claimed back.The main idea is to change the behavior of the Swedish shoppers: stimulate them to buy high quality and long-lasting goods instead of cheap disposable products and repair instead of replace. "A logic solution, that disappeared out of our everyday life and our habits" says Swedish Minister of finance and consumption, Per Bolund. "We believe that we need policies to change the economic rationale around consumption, to make it a habit to actually use your items longer and repair them instead. And we also know that repairs are more labour-intense than production, which has been largely automized, so expanding repairs could actually contribute to an expanding labour market and a decrease in unemployment".Now that the Sweden is starting to darn socks again, it is actually going back to an old economic system, where repairing was cheaper then the purchasing of a new pair of socks. So, would you stop throwing your broken belongings away and get them fixed instead, if it was cheaper to do so?Sources: World Economic Forum, NPR Image: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported [post_title] => Swedish Government Rewards Citizens Who Repair Instead of Throwing Away [post_excerpt] => Sweden is paying people to fix their belongings instead of throwing them away. 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Previous winners of the award include Yoyo Yogasmana for his work in Indonesia sharing sustainable farming techniques and Dave Hakkens for his open source Precious Plastic recycling machines. This year we will "open source" our award, anyone can nominate a person, an organisation or even a community working on a sustainable project worthy of the ECO coin Award 2017.So what are we looking for in a nominee exactly? We are searching for people working on projects that are - like the ECO coin - community driven, use nature and technology in an innovative way and that share their knowledge with others. It could be somebody working on a new sustainable energy source, a team developing a greener transportation system or even a community trying to clean our air and oceans. Read more about the ECO coin.Have someone in mind? Let us know by sending an email to magazine@nextnature.net with the project details. And don't be shy, you can also nominate your own work! 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