Change by Design (or by Disaster)

As a designer, we can support exactly this social learning cycle: We can communicate better and more appropriate to the target group (story-telling, edutainment, etc.) in order to raise awareness of sustainability issues and relate to personal behavior. Then we can try to enhance extrinsic or intrinsic motivation, e.g. Showing role models and positive examples,…

Dialogue forum: fear—why we (don’t) change

The climate catastrophe, poverty, the social decay of societies: images of horrors and crisis scenarios make headlines and media attention worldwide. But what remains beyond the circulation and quot quoting “bad news”? What do media offer beyond the voyeuristic-distanced view of setting worlds, of dramatically escalating conflicts? Do speculation and business with fear also determine…

Burn green to breathe

In the Alpine Region (AR) there is a need to support a better use of local resources and an increase of energy self-sufficiency while reducing impacts on climate and the environment (EUSALP, AG9). Biomass is a local and affordable RES and its combustion avoids fossil CO2atmospheric emissions. For these reasons biomass use is strategic in…

Green economy through Open Innovation

MON, FEB 22, 2016 AT 9:00 AM GREEN ECONOMY THROUGH OPEN INNOVATION Alte Kongresshalle, München, Germany Full day conference on how Crowd based innovation and design activities can foster more sustainable consumption and production systems and sustainable business models. It presents principles, case studies and success factors for Open Innovation, Crowd Sourcing, Crowd Funding and online…

How does innonatives work

The purpose of the innonatives online platform is to connect people, who have identified sustainability-related problems with those who can creatively solve them. innonatives also helps people organize adequate funding and collaboration to support their sustainability ideas and solutions. Support for sustainability initiatives is generated through access to a large international network including the public,…