Leading by example: gamification and education in Catalonia

To start talking about gamification, it is important to put a bit of context in the subject. In our case, it is a bit easier to talk about the Catalan context, as Spain is a very big country, and the reality can vary from one region to another. The concept of gamification and its use … Leggi tutto Leading by example: gamification and education in Catalonia

Zero kilometer: local business for global improvement

Today we would like to talk to you about zero kilometer products. What are they? As the term itself indicates, they are commodities, especially fruits, vegetables, legumes, milk, eggs, wine, meat, cereals, that are produced and sold more or less in the same place, where the purchase/sale process is often managed by the producer without … Leggi tutto Zero kilometer: local business for global improvement

Scambio di buone pratiche in materia di accessibilità delle piattaforme elettroniche

Lo scorso dicembre abbiamo intrapreso un nuovo percorso con l’avvio del progetto “Scambio di buone pratiche in materia di accessibilità delle piattaforme elettroniche tra giovani con disabilità” di cui H.R.Y.O. è il partner italiano. Il progetto, della durata di quattordici mesi, è coordinato dall’organizzazione spagnola ASPAYM Castilla y León e vede coinvolti quattro paesi europei: … Leggi tutto Scambio di buone pratiche in materia di accessibilità delle piattaforme elettroniche

16 reasons why the climate is changing (for worse!)

Global temperatures are high and will continue to rise for decades. Carbon emissions and climate change have major impacts on our ecosystems including air pollution; temperature extremes resulting in droughts and heatwaves; and rise in sea levels resulting in floods. Climate change also poses a major threat to human life causing threats to physical health … Leggi tutto 16 reasons why the climate is changing (for worse!)

The importance of rethinking our economy

In today’s world, everything - from global warming to global financial crisis - is telling us that we need fundamental changes in society. Based on the discourse of Helena Norberg-Hodge, a pioneer of the ‘new economy’ movement, producer and co-director of the award-winning documentary The Economics of Happiness, and the author of several books, including … Leggi tutto The importance of rethinking our economy

Let’s meet FCV

Small but ongoing! Fundació Catalunya Voluntària has been working for more than 14 years in youth work, competence development and non-formal education. But the work goes a bit further, starting with a youth-led association created in 1999, called Barcelona Voluntària, which believed in the importance of international mobility and the power of youth in having … Leggi tutto Let’s meet FCV

7 good reasons to buy your products from cooperatives

The numbers of cooperative business models are increasing daily. These business models are especially successful in the food sector, as well as many others, like housing.  The difference between a cooperative and traditional business models are really clear. In a cooperative, the partners agree with local or nearby producers to buy products according to a … Leggi tutto 7 good reasons to buy your products from cooperatives

Less water, no soil: welcome to the world of vertical farming

Did you know that agriculture makes up even 70% of global sweet water consumption? That is an astonishing number, especially given the fact that we use water every day in our taps, market shelves are full of various drinks and industry needs it as well. However, all other water designations account for barely one third. … Leggi tutto Less water, no soil: welcome to the world of vertical farming

Cultivating a sustainable life with Permaculture

What is permaculture?It is not easy to describe in a few words the concept of permaculture as it involves a lot of activities and several processes. Permaculture is often related to eco agriculture, but it is definitely more than that, as it also involves aspects such as economy, bio construction and renewable energy, water treatment, … Leggi tutto Cultivating a sustainable life with Permaculture