on a Trashwalk in the netherlands
Here is a shout out to our friends at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands, fighting the good fight against trash by going on a trashwalk! This group of graduate students and faculty organized a trashwalk during the Sustainability Week they held last week at the CSR LAB at Maastricht University.
It was a great turn out and they ended up finding and picking up a lot of trash!
The trashwalk was noticed by some neighbors and they ended up getting an invitation for coffee and cake! What a way to spread the knowledge about trash and what a reward for doing something meaningful in your local neighborhood, which looks quite beautiful.
The success of the trashwalk depends on several factors but we can clearly see this trashwalk was incredibly successful because of the outreach it generated, the community it involved, and the trash it picked up! Not to mention all the mediative yoga that went on during this event. Thank you for sharing GoodGood Trashfighters, we hope to hear about more stories soon!
Sampah jujur at the sustainable solutions fair!
Sampah Jujur was included in the very high profile list of companies and individuals looking to make a difference in terms of how we can be sustainable in todays shared market economy. Our goal was education and outreach and we ended up learning about amazing initiatives and sharing our goals with so many other inspiring people! More info on the day here.
We brought the shredder and started a demo of how to shred a plastic bottle, and pretty soon we had a huge crowd of kids around the machine who wanted to see what was going on. The machine generates a lot of noise and once the bottle gets crushed people start to ooh and awe, meaning 100% of their attention is focused on the machine, which is our goal. Unfortunately, being busy with the shredder, the documentation of the event was not captured by Sampah Jujur, but it is somewhere else on the internet so hopefully a photo pops up soon!
Some great organizations like ecoBali and Peduli Alam were also there and had some amazing products for sale, all made from trash! EcoBali has started making roofing tiles out of recycled tetra paks and Peduli Alam, which means "Protect Nature", is making bags and wallets out of mylar backed wrappers. Two beautiful organizations making beautiful objects in sustainable ways.
Overall it was an incredibly impactful day, especially for the students, who were able to mingle with the vendors in between classes and show off their own projects, like the biodiesel motorbike! Cant wait to see what Green Stone projects come out this year!
2 people, 2 spears, 2 bags, 2 hours
A lot can happen in two hours. Yesterday Adina took it upon herself to do what no one else cared to do, clean up a part of a stream near her homestay. The tragedy of the commons is real and hundreds if not thousands of people have walked by this very spot and seen this trash slowing collect over a long period of time. But yesterday something changed, the ducks still quacked, the water still flowed, and the rain - even though rainy season is over - still fell, but the trash, which likes to just sit where it is, began to move.
While more work is still waiting for the next river cleanup, Adina was able to move out two full bags of trash in two hours. Her desire to clean up this part of the stream was already there she just needed some boots and the tools to get the job done. She reached out to Sampah Jujur and bought two trashwalk spears and 4 rice sack bags and went to town! Adina we salute you and love your passion and energy! Thank you for taking it upon yourself to start what others seem afraid to do, we hope to see you in your part of the stream picking up the last piece of trash soon!