Global Shapers Community Ljubljana Hub just concluded a tender for the best solution in the field of sustainable development in the city Ljubljana with the goal to encourage young people and share their vision, knowledge and practical skills through small grants' scheme.
Shape it! was held in the spirit of the Ljubljana - European Green Capital 2016 context. It was a non-profit project with the main objective to obtain high-quality solutions in the field of sustainable development. The proposals of the participators were linked to at least one of the six points which are dedicated to sustainable development - local transport, low waste, eco-innovation and sustainable employment, energy efficiency, water consumption, and air quality.
A number of individual and group projects were submitted until mid November. Among all brilliant sustainable ideas, the winning project has been chosen »Leaf for Leaf – Collect, Replace, Activate«, which idea is to collect paper in elementary schools but not replace it for money, as it is usually the case in Slovenia, but with plants. The goal is to collect one tonne of paper and replace it for 300 plants. The winning idea and her author will receive a “prize package” by project supporters and a starting co-financing in a total amount of 500 eur. Shapers from Ljubljana will also put their effort into the implementation of the project and the whole community will try to practically demonstrate the importance of plants, trees and other greenery, which are being used and damaged (and non recycled) for papers, books, magazines etc. This is a great example of how young people can contribute to sustainability awareness.