The EU-funded programme SWITCH-Med (Switching to more sustainable consumption and production in the Mediterranean) has launched a news website - the switchers - to present the best environmental and social innovations in the Mediterranean and encourage change through showing concrete and visible efforts.
Switchers are individuals, enterprises or civil society organisations that have been able to develop an eco and social innovative solution making an impact for sustainable living within the Mediterranean region, and contributing to the switch to a sustainable and fair consumption and production pattern.
The website shares stories of entrepreneurs and civil society organisations, showing concrete examples of how a switch to sustainable food, housing, tourism, transport, clothing or waste management is possible. Currently over 50 initiatives were selected, available in French and English. The project invites all potential switchers to get in touch to be part of this community.
The SWITCH-MED sustainable consumption and production programme aims to promote a switch of the Mediterranean economies towards sustainable consumption and production patterns and green economy, including low emission development, through demonstration and dissemination of methods that improve resource and energy efficiency. It also seeks to minimise the environmental impacts associated to the life cycle of products and services, and, as opportune, to promote renewable energy. (EU Neighbourhood Info)
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