UP - Umwelt Plattform

Our dream is that everyone engages for sustainable issues, that people act on a daily basis and that environmental projects collaborate together for a sustainable future
Since June 2016 we organize in 6 Swiss cities events to engage more people for sustainability and we reached over 1’300 people with our pop UP events.

What do we do?

To answer the needs of different people, we offer networking, co-creation and "large-scale" events with different intensity levels. Meaning that people who just want to get sensitized by watching a movie can find an offer for themselves, but also people who would like to contribute more with their own knowledge or even start their own project.

The results we see among our participants are changes in their lifestyle, more collaboration and networking between existing projects through sharing good practices and launches of new projects.

Projects that started at an UP event are for example the Zero-Waste Group Basel, "RootsCamp" - a permaculture course in Murten or an interest group for bicycle issues in Davos.

How we proceed

WHY DOES IT NEED UP?

We are the only organization in Switzerland where people get the possibility to engage actively in one evening for sustainable issues without any commitment or membership. We make engagement fun and easy for young people since we organize our events with Apéros in bars, cafés and other places with a cozy atmosphere. More, we reach an other target group than established organizations because all our team members are between 22-32 years old. With our method of co-creation and networking, people shift from problems to a solution-oriented perspective, make contacts with existing projects for which they engage more actively or even start their own project.

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