WHAT SMART TALKS ARE
Short 3-minute videos, which arise from the desire to promote ideas and projects related to the good and constant practice of SUSTAINABILITY and BIODIVERSITY at an individual and / or group-team level in everyday life, in the city, on vacation, traveling, in work-places, in public administrations and in the private sector.
The Smart Talks that best represent and communicate a sustainable and / or biodiverse idea or project will be awarded by a jury of experts on the final day of the GECO fair, January 30, 2021. This global goal will be achieved through a sustainable, biodiverse, individual and collective shift for the present and future of our planet, of our cities, of society, of business and the economy in general. Participation in the initiative is free of charge.
WHAT WE MEAN BY SUSTAINABILITY
It means gaining momentum towards an environmental, economic, social development aimed at satisfying the needs of present generations without compromising the life and the resources’ availability of future generations, complying with and contributing individually and collectively to the achievement of the sustainable objectives of the 2030 agenda in short-medium-long terms.
Sustainability represents a human, social and cultural challenge that involves international and national law, political, economic, energy, technological, architectural, urban planning and agricultural systems, industrial and artisanal production, transport, local, collective, individual lifestyles and critical consumption, to ensure a circular and collaborative economy based on shared fundamentals, enhancement and respect for our resources, our cities, our territories and living environments, our daily life.
WHAT WE MEAN BY BIODIVERSITY
Biodiversity is the expression and protection of the variety of living organisms at all levels, and of the ecological systems of which they are an important part; this includes respecting and enhancing the diversity between animal, vegetal and human species and within those same species, and respecting and enhancing the multiplicity of ecosystems, communities and living organisms present in a particular habitat.
Biodiversity in everyday organizations – school, home, family, church, hospital, company, department, office, professional studio, prison, neighborhood, etc. – is the result of a constant evolutionary process, through which people adapt to the environment by modifying it thanks to an active interaction in presence and at a distance, maintaining their specificity and identity in terms of multidimensionality, multiculturalism, multidisciplinarity.
Each person, with his daily actions or non-actions, is able to guarantee or jeopardize the balance of the habitat, context, environment, city, private, public, professional, personal organization in which he lives and it moves in. Having a biodiverse attitude means worrying about protecting diversity and identity through integration and innovation.
WHO CAN PROPOSE A SMART TALK
1) Startups that have launched and are about to launch new projects, public and private companies, professional firms, agencies, destinations, national and international territorial aggregations, which have already achieved successful objectives, or those who are developing new projects and want to reach a wider interested audience.
2) Universities, institutes, high schools, schools, students, young Italians and foreigners who have conceived or are designing initiatives and solutions related to “sustainability” and “biodiversity”.
WHERE YOU CAN SEE OUR SMART TALKS
A specific Smart Room will be created within the virtual fair, in which the Smart Talk videos, previously viewed and selected by the GECO commission, will be visible to all visitors and exhibitors during the three days duration of the fair, at any time (H24) .
HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN SMART TALKS
Italian and foreign candidates, who must be 18+ of age, have to send a video of a maximum duration of 3 minutes, which summarizes the project, the idea, the solution, the activity, the proposal, the best practice in Italian and / or English.
These videos must be in line with the practice of SUSTAINABILITY and BIODIVERSITY in everyday life, on vacation, traveling, at the workplace, in the private sector, and must communicate a message of sustainable, individual and collective, biodiverse progress for our present and our future that will impact our planet, our cities, society, the economy in general, the tourism and events industries.
SCORING CRITERIA FOR DETERMINING THE WINNERS
Candidate Smart Talks are selected based on the following criteria:
- Innovation, creativity of the idea, project
- Sustainable and biodiverse impact
- Replicability of the project and idea
- Ability to actively involve people
The Smart Talk application must be submitted between 25/11/2020 and 15/01/2021. Each and every video, sent no later than the indicated deadline, will be reviewed from our commission before the event and then our jury will decide the winners.
The Award Ceremony will take place on January 30, 2021, at 17.00 pm, at the virtual auditorium of the Fair. The judges and the Smart Talks speakers awarded by the jury and the fair’s audience will be there for this exciting moment.
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