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Catarina Alves - Waste Challenge Event


Blog post #1


Describe the idea!
This is a sustainability and waste reduction challenge event from our Junior Consultancy, Triple S. It aims at bringing communities and businesses together in understanding better sustainability and solving the issue of solid waste. Before the event, businesses take part of lectures around sustainability and workshops that will help them reducing their waste. After the workshops, businesses have to apply what they have learn into their strategy and operations so that during the event they can showcase their improvements in solid reduction. For the community, during the event, there are also free workshops and fun relevant games for adults and children to take part.

Who are you? 
We are Triple S, a Junior Consultancy in Sustainability created during our Master in Leadership for Sustainability Master in Malmo. Personally, as one of the co-founders, I am Catarina, a 22 years old woman from Lisbon, with business background. Since a very young age I have been managing departments in NGO’s, related to project management and fundraising and I have been also recently involved in Education for Sustainable Development by connecting sustainability master students with high school students.

What will you do during these three months? How will you spend the time? 
In the next 3 months we will be researching and preparing lectures material related to subjects around sustainability and the importance for its integration in businesses. We also aim at contacting potential business partners. We will be also developing the structure of the team and team members participating in n the project. Additionally, to overcome the fact that we are not local, we will invest out time going to network events. Finally, a part of our time will be used to develop Triple S as an organization and brand, so that we build greater credibility when talking to potential businesses.

What do you expect to achieve during Leapfrogs? 
With the above mentioned activities we will be able to start understanding Swedish companies and where they are in sustainability, as well as mapping potential business and mentor partners. At the same time, we hope to have delivered already some lectures to companies, so that we have a pilot study to learn from and start improving from there.

Leapfrogs Working Group
LU Innovation, Sölvegatan 16
Box 117, 221 00 Lund

info [at] leapfrogs [dot] se