In order to contribute to the solution of climate change and global warming problems which threaten the world, We are organizing the project “THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU TRASH” under the coordination of Basaksehir Municipality of Istanbul which is a leader public organization in zero-waste management in Istanbul, within cooperation with Poland, Netherlands, Spain, Belgium and Italy. We aim to raise awareness in various people in partner countries by giving them recycling training. We aim to increase the quantity of separated waste and recycled waste, to decrease the effects of global warming and climate change, to start a social entrepreneurship movement, to help socio-culturally and economically disadvantaged people to find jobs and be entrepreneurs by the help of training courses teaching how to make decorative items out of waste materials.
With this project, people will get rid of the use of disposable habits, and they will be encouraged to think how can they use waste materials for good benefit. People will separate garbage as household garbage, metals, plastics, paper, glass, and contribute to the country's economy and nature. As a special mission of th project adult people will be encouraged to establish a business with courses on making items from waste materials and improving the sense of entrepreneurship, so that they will learn to be an entrepreneur. Thus, people from different segments will use their creativity, and people will stop discrimination and begin to be tolerant towards each other.
The project aims is to elaborate an innovative educational method to teach soft skills by the work in the garden, e.g. interpersonal communication, team work, management, planning. We believe that urban gardens are places where social cohesion and learning could be strengthened.