TETTRIs is the taxonomic community response to better understand biodiversity decline, its main direct drivers and their interrelations. So, we approach this event, and future ones, with a different mindset.
It is not enough to work for protecting biodiversity and then produce a gadget made of plastic, probably travelling by plane from far away, with no attention to the environment and the rights of workers. So, we decided to go paperless in our kick-off meeting (the agenda is not printed, but accessible online via QR code) and to produce sustainable gadgets, starting from the badge. Indeed, even the nametag is printed on special paper that can be reduced into pieces and contains the seeds of various plants! Just follow the instructions and see your plant growing, with no waste!
The second choice is to welcome participants with something different. And here come the Eco-Woody cubes. Eco-Woody is the special wooden cube that gives birth to little plants: You’ll only need to pour some water on the inside to keep the peat wet every day: in a few days, the first sprouts will come out.
By choosing one of these ecological items we made a concrete choice towards the environment, inspiring and educating those who receive them to good habits and respect for the planet.
Each badge and woody cube contains the seeds to give life to a splendid plant, which will compensate for the CO2 emission given by the production of the gadget itself.
An ethical as well as a sustainable choice. Those ecological gadgets are in fact handcrafted in an artisanal way by the children of the social cooperatives of the area of Bologna, Italy. To choose them, TETTRIs made a gesture of solidarity with those who commit and struggle every day to be reintegrated into our society.