A laboratory for a better future: Sailing for Sustainability get’s started
As the United Nations (UN) conference on sustainability unfolds in Rio, the sailing ship LOVIS will turn into a floating laboratory for sustainability. Starting on 18th of June in Gdansk (Poland), the trip goes along the Baltic sea coast ending up in Turku (Finland) 15th of July.The crew will explore achievable alternatives to the United Nations’ greenwashing agenda and perform in harbours along the Baltic coast.
The transnational network Sailing for Sustainability is hoisting its sails. More than 100 activists will be sailing along the Baltic sea, incubating alternatives to the UN discourse on sustainability. The goal is to experience and develop practical approaches to degrowth and collective economy, renewable energy, collaborative decision making and measurement of resource consumption.
Change has become a popular buzzword, but at the UN conferences we observe only business as usual.” says Caspar Klein, co-initiator of the project. “In daily life, we have few possibilities to think outside the box of our culture of consumption. The time on the ship will open our horizons on what it might mean to take global responsibility in our individual daily life”.
With workshops on alternative economy, renewable energy and sustainable lifestyles, the crew will create projects that individuals can implement in their own regions. In the harbours, they will hold events such as conferences, podiums discussions, concerts and theatre performances to celebrate the alternatives!
The Kick-off event will take place 18th of June in the harbour of Gdansk, Wartka street (next to Hilton Hotel)
18th of June: Gdansk (Poland) – Klaipėda (Lithuania) – 26th of June: Liepaja (Latvia) – 1th of July: Salacgriva (Latvia) – Pärnu (Estonia) – 8th of July: Tallinn (Estonia) – 15th of July: Turku (Finland)
Jens Kleeberg +49 (0) 177 856 1672