Our Low2no Camp started in May by bringing together 30 passionate urban activists and shipping them to Berlin to teach and to learn how to make our cities more sustainable and better to live. This summer back in Helsinki the campers have been busy organizing Helsinki Night Bike Rides, Ravintolapäivä (Restaurant day), Kallio Block Party, Punajuuri Block Party and farming urban vegetables. But on the hot days of summer they have also been writing a lot of post its, sketching on flip charts, discussing in Facebook, meeting face to face, building presentations and thinking and thinking how to scale up what they are doing.
Yesterday in Jätkäsaari in Helsinki they came out to potential partners. What we saw was our urban enthusiasts grown into urban entrepreneurs. They want to change the way we produce our food, use our space, dress ourselves and think of our possibilities to make the city our own. We are terribly proud to present 100 ways to Eden, Hukkatila Ltd, pukuhuone.fi, School of Activism and Aquaponics Finland.
P.S. For those interested in doing something similar we have done in Low2no Camp, here’s the recipe:
- Take 15-30 activists
- Take somewhere inspiring, e.g. Berlin will do
- Enjoy five new ventures