Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature29 July 2022
Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature
The HSPN is the National Operator for Greece both for Eco-School and Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) Educational Programmes, both of which have been running for 25 years. EcoSchools is the largest global sustainable schools programme – it starts in the classroom and expands to the community by engaging the next generation in action-based learning. Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) gives young people a platform to research environmental issues and promote solutions. These environmental education programmes pave the way for engaging young people in a sustainable future.
Theodora Polyzoidou, coordinator of the initiatives, hopes to implement these programmes in all schools across Greece (upscaling). However, as environmental education (EE) is not mandatory in the Greek curriculum, this is dependent on voluntary engagement and securing funds to provide resources and training to staff (maturing).
Contact Person: Theodora Polyzoidou
Email: [email protected]
Info about the Innovators and the Innovation portraits Catalogue
FoodSHIFT 2030 aims to launch an ambitious citizen-driven transition of the European food system towards a low carbon circular future, including a shift to less meat and more plant based diets. This transition is necessary in order to address the pressing challenges for food and nutrition security, contribute to the EU commitment of reducing GHG emissions by at least 40% by 2030, and revitalize urban-rural linkages and partnerships.
To do so, it establishes FoodSHIFT Accelerator Labs for maturing, combining, upscaling and multiplying existing food system innovations across nine front-runner city-regions. In turn these innovations contribute to the FoodSHIFT vision.
An Innovation Catalogue called “Innovation Portraits” was created to snapshot each of the Food Innovations connected with each of the FoodSHIFT Accelerator Labs (FALs) across the 9 city regions.
Info about the Innovation Portraits Catalogue
The Innovation Catalogue will snapshot each of the Food Innovations connected with each of the FoodSHIFT Accelerator Labs (FALs) across the 9 city regions. Each FAL has a dedicated innovation focus and each chapter will present innovation cases from a particular FAL. For each of the innovations presented, a snapshot of the innovation concept and purpose will be given, alongside the key impacts the innovation has in relation to the FoodSHIFT Impact Pathways and the acceleration ambitions of the innovation.
In addition, each innovation portrait is also categorized according to its Innovation Dimension. These dimensions indicate what kind of innovation is being presented, and where in the value chain it plays a role. This is indicated by these tabs. The dimensions are defined as follows:
Product – Innovations in this category address new or updated products, including quality, safety and market impact.
Process – These innovations are relevant to new technologies for processing, logistical improvements, infrastructure and new/improved services.
Social – Innovations in this category are relevant to changes in behaviour (e.g. consumers/citizens), development of new relationships and inclusiveness.
Governance – The innovations address policy developments, including food planning, subsidies, taxing, certificates & labelling.
Learn more about all the Innovation portraits: https://foodshift2030.eu/meet-the-people-changing-your-food-system/