Compost everywhere!

Compost everywhere!

Composting everywhere is an expansion project of Composting School! Let's make the composting movement and the organic gardens reach the whole country!

Composting everywhere is an expansion project of Composting School! Let's make the composting movement and the organic gardens reach the whole country!

Escola a Compostar is having a GIANT success and we want to take the in-person sessions all over the country!

Escola a Compostar is an initiative of Zero Waste Lab, Mudatuga and Hortas Lx, which is promoting free sessions on composting for anyone interested in Portugal, with virtual and face-to-face moments. This initiative is financed by the Environmental Fund. You can find out more about the initiative through the website https://www.escolaacompostar.pt/

It is worth remembering that up to half of the waste produced in homes has the power to become fertile compost for soil regeneration. And we can all contribute!

At the moment, and on a pilot basis, the face-to-face sessions are restricted to Lisbon.

We found, however, a very strong demonstration of interest by people spread across the country, which motivates us to offer the in-person session in various locations throughout the country. More than a thousand people enrolled at the School, but many of them are not able to attend the in-person sessions, as we only have the budget to hold them in Lisbon.

This campaign appears as a way to expand the reach of Escola a Compostar, taking it to other locations and spreading the word and action of composting throughout the country!

 

 

Our motto is to totally democratize the theme - we want composting to reach many urban centers, contributing with face-to-face sessions in Coimbra, Porto, Faro, Braga, Castelo Branco, ... or wherever there is greater demand. We will conduct an online poll later to find out where there is the most demand. In addition, we plan to open more classes online to keep the movement well motivated! For this to happen, we need your help!

With the financial contribution of each one, according to their possibility, and with a strong impulse in word of mouth, we will be able to take our knowledge and transforming energy to more places.

If we exceed the proposed amount, this amount will be used to reach more places in the country! Just imagine what a difference a proactive composting society can make!

Contribute now to Escola a Compostar and help us go further! Press the button and let's do it :)

About the author

 

Zero Waste Lab is a non-profit association, founded in 2017, with the mission to promote the Zero Waste concept and actively contribute to the transition to a future without waste. It takes zero waste as a philosophy, inspired by nature's ability to transform what does not serve one as food for the other, which means going beyond minimizing the negative impact and mitigating the production of waste. It seeks a regenerative participation with a positive legacy, with a strong commitment to quality relationships, in order to mobilize a chain of impact movement. Zero Waste Lab works preferably in a network, in the long term and with communities, empowering the various movements and entrepreneurs who share its vision and goals. Find out more at https://www.zerowastelab.pt/

Mudatuga enters this project with the mission of transforming common people into composting ninjas! We are a startup created in Coimbra and we have already helped hundreds of people to compost, even in our tiny studio, in the center of the city! We offer training, consultancy, workshops and products to carry out composting at home. Find out more at https://www.mudatuga.com/

Hortas Lx has been promoting urban gardens in Lisbon for over a year, and gathers more than 14 thousand followers on social networks, and is today a reference in the dissemination of organic agriculture. With the driving force of André Maciel, they are showing that it is possible to have a vegetable garden anywhere, and that the future is the green verandas coloring our cities! Find out more at https://www.instagram.com/hortas_lx

Budget and due dates

Schedule:

September '21 to November 1st '21: Fundraising campaign.

December '21: Organization and scheduling of on-site composting sessions.

January '21 to February '21: Realization of in-person sessions in the cities most voted by our social networks. Capture of images with supporters from North to South of the country.

March '21: Launch of the video "A country of composting", in which we will show in detail the face-to-face sessions, the people involved, the supporters and participants in each city, and all the gardens that were created at each session. This video will be a way to honor our supporters!

Budget:

Five training actions are planned on composting and urban gardens, with the possibility of expansion if the amount collected exceeds the established target.

Training payment: 200€ / trainer / session, TOTAL: 2000€

Materials for the workshops: €6/person, estimated to train 250 people, TOTAL: €1500

Travel: €100 travel per share, TOTAL: €500

Food: €10/trainer/day, TOTAL: €100

Project management: €200

Campaign rewards: €250

Impact analysis (includes preparation of final report to be sent to supporters): €450

Sun, 17/10/2021 - 03:30

Tue, 28/09/2021 - 15:08

50% reached

We've just achieved half the target! The glass is now more full than empty ;)

Sat, 11/09/2021 - 11:36

We're now 20

We reached the first 20 backers. Let's keep up!

Tue, 07/09/2021 - 19:24

First five backers

We've gathered the first 5 backers. Hurray!

Campaign launched

07/09/2021

115 members of the PPL community
support this campaign

  • 71
    new backers

  • 44
    recurrent backers

  • 14
    anonymous backers

Meet the people helping this dream come true

  • Maria Soares

    30/09/2021 - 20:51

    Bora lá compostar! :D

  • Ana Lúcia Soeiro

    29/09/2021 - 16:30

    Ideia fantástica. É imperioso compostar

  • Ivanoel Rodrigues

    29/09/2021 - 15:08

    Parar ? O céu nem sequer é o limite!

  • platano218

    28/09/2021 - 15:08

  • António Calado

    28/09/2021 - 14:42

    Continuem com o ótimo trabalho que estão a desenvolver.

  • Sara Proença

    28/09/2021 - 14:08

  • Anonymous

    28/09/2021 - 10:31

  • Dani

    27/09/2021 - 22:50

  • Francisca Vale Lima

    27/09/2021 - 21:46

    Projeto muito interessante!

  • Victor José Antunes Vieira

    27/09/2021 - 13:36

  • Maria Cristina Sousa

    27/09/2021 - 12:37

    Contribuição da Cidália Marta e Odete Vicente. Muito obrigada queridas amigas pelo vosso contributo

  • Anonymous

    24/09/2021 - 18:57

  • Inês Valencia

    24/09/2021 - 18:01

    Obrigada pela iniciativa!!!

  • João Candeias

    24/09/2021 - 12:01

  • Anonymous

    23/09/2021 - 18:42

  • OSMIUM SA

    23/09/2021 - 10:44

    adoro a vossa iniciativa e eu própria tenho uma compostagem no jardim ;)

  • Nathália Alves

    22/09/2021 - 17:47

    Parabéns Mudatuga! Este é um apoio modesto mas com muito carinho e entusiasmo pelo vosso projeto! Sucesso!

  • Anonymous

    21/09/2021 - 22:54

  • Susana Fidalgo

    21/09/2021 - 19:32

  • Inês Cardoso Barros

    21/09/2021 - 17:39

    Excelente iniciativa