CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENT
Shaping Fashion is adapting to the Covid-19 pandemic. The current pandemic has amplified the fashion industry’s broken model of extreme waste and overproduction. In a time of pause and renewed desire to support one another amid uncertain times, we must instil a culture of clothes keeping and caring.
Shaping Fashion a project of Global Shapers’ Amsterdam hub aims to transform the fashion industry through sustainability. The Amsterdam hub has joined forces with Fashion Revolution and collaborates with 35 hubs globally (including Global Shapers Bangalore) to carry the philosophy forward. In 2019, Shaping Fashion was recognised as one of the flagship projects of the Global Shapers Community as it intersects with all the 3 impact areas of 2021.
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THE KASA STORY
Bangalore city’s garbage has doubled in the last five years. The city churns almost 6000 tonnes per day. The Kasa Story is raising awareness to reduce the city’s waste generation by running awareness and social media campaigns, curating waste-to-art, conducting talks and publishing blog posts.
The project encourages people to take their first few steps to reduce their daily consumption and waste production and help them to make the transition to sustainable living, thereby helping people to become more mindful of their consumption and waste.
FUTURE OF WATER
The project is about tackling the water crisis today by addressing the reasons why so many people are being left behind and safeguarding the future of clean water.
Rainwater Harvesting event of “Future of Water” project, held on 8th September 2019 at Agara Lake, HSR Layout; discussed sustainable management of water; created awareness about the importance of rainwater harvesting and various best practices and techniques for conservation, storage and usage of rainwater and is of relevance to water-tech start-ups, academicians, policy makers, NGOs, social entrepreneurs and industry building innovative solutions in the water sector.
THE M.A.S.K PROJECT
The M.A.S.K. (Make and Sew Kindness) Project is an effort to change public behaviour around the usage of masks in times of COVID-19 crisis. The lack of hygienic masks for the general public and single use mask production causes severe public health and environmental effects.
Moreover the consumer is unaware of the effects of excessive consumption and improper handling of masks. The initiative serves to mitigate the environmental impact of single-use masks and redirect existing PPE resources to front-line medical staff.
CALL FOR EARTH
GSB Environment and Climate Action Call for Earth
A call to re-imagine the future of climate.
This project aims to educate, influence and encourage individuals, corporates, government and other key stakeholders to take climate action.
Global Digital March
Global Shapers Community, Bangalore launched the World’s first global digital march for Voice For The Planet (an initiative that was launched by Global shapers at Davos in Jan 2019) on 22nd March 2019.
The digital march is aimed at creating awareness about climate change, air and water pollution. This event is happening across the world with 619 active trotters and voluntary event organisers from around 37 countries. Supporters have pledged over 14.2 million footsteps to express their support for the cause. The impact analysis will be shared with WWF to take further action. Fridays For Future Karnataka too joined hands with us to organise its first ever Climate Strike in 2020 during the climate week. Our goal is to collectively record 7.67 billion Trots with a motive of 1 footstep by 1 person for the planet.