Sustainability, handbook of concrete actions for people and businesses

Advice from the CSR and Social Innovation Exhibition

Act for environmental and social change. From the 2023 edition of the CSR and social innovation exhibition, ideas emerged from the participants for some specific actions, translated into sustainability pills dedicated to people and businesses.

Sustainability pills for people

Reduce food waste focusing attention on one food at a time, for example bread, and then proceeding with the next and so on with the different foods; always and only choose seasonal products, possibly loose, or packaged with eco-sustainable and reusable materials; learn to repair, and not throw away, objects and to reuse discards creatively with DIY; participate in a continuous and constructive way to the life of one’s community, starting from the areas that are perceived as closest, such as school, solidarity initiatives or activities such as plogging (collecting rubbish while jogging); share virtuous behaviors with relatives, friends and neighborsalso through the creation of purchasing and sharing groups.

It’s still: teach your children that sustainability is a valueinvolving them directly with small ‘tasks’, such as waste separation or the used games market; do more sporting activity and experience sport as a moment of inclusion and aggregation, actively participating in local initiatives; in home, use water flow reducers, do not leave electrical and electronic devices on stand-by, choose low consumption appliances; choose to go on foot, by public transport or by bicycle for traveling around the city and preferring the train for longer journeys; learn about and explore issues related to sustainability also visiting museums, exhibitions, libraries and cultural spaces.

Sustainability pills for organizations

Investing in education of young people and in the training of its collaborators; rethink logistics and renew company fleets to reduce the carbon footprint; promote industrial symbiosis to improve the circular economy, dedicating more resources to supply chain collaborations and eco-design; create more spaces for public greenery and create vegetable gardens and gardens on the roofs of company buildings; facilitate and support the creation of energy communities; invest resources in culture and improve collaboration with cultural bodies; innovate corporate welfare systems to make them closer to people’s needs; reduce the impact of events musical, sporting and cultural; make labels and packaging clearer to further promote transparency towards the consumer; define and apply DE&I policies.