Community Voting is ON

>>> Invitation by Social Impact Award

Discover and vote for the best youth projects devoted to Social Impact in Switzerland!

Your vote can make them win the SIA Community Award on the 28th of September which includes:

  • 1 ticket to SIA International Summit that will be held in Belgrade from 31st Oct to 3rd Nov 2017: 3 days of intensive business validation workshops with fellow SIA winners worldwide.
  • 1-day personalized Red Bull Amaphiko Storyteller Workshop at the Media World in Lucerne and dedicated story on redbull.com website.
  • Free access to the whole cycle of the The Unleash Project — your way to meaningful careers and institutions organized by Euforia.
  • 3 months of personalized incubation at Impact Hub Geneva including access to the co-working space, startup labs focusing on their needs and free access to Business Help Desk experts.


If you are curious to see who wins, then join us on the 28th of September for an evening of surprises, enthusiasm and networking. More information and registration at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sia-award-ceremony-tickets-36828933331?aff=es2

Climathon 27 October - Hack Zurich into a green future

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>>> Invitation by Climate-KIC and Impact Hub

How can cities stop climate change? Can YOU develop innovative ideas to make your city greener? The Climathon is a 24-hour climate hackathon taking place simultaneously in more than 200 cities around the world, on October 27. Join the event and get the chance to solve one of the exciting challenges offered by the City of Zürich and Energie 360°: food, energy, e-mobility or climate-change adaptation.

Whether you are a start-up team, professional developer, techie, entrepreneur, student or creative spirit, the Climathon is your chance to hack Zurich into a green future. Experts and coaches will be on-site to bring their support. Food, drinks, a resting area and a buzzing ambiance will bring you energy all through those 24 hours.

Several teams will have the chance to get access to the Climate-KIC Greenhouse (funding and coaching to accelerate your idea) and/or further develop their idea with the support of the City of Zurich and Energie 360°.

Sign up NOW! bit.ly/ClimathonZH

Deadline is October 15

Date and time: October 27, 3pm - October 28, 7pm

Place: Kraftwerk - ewz-Unterwerk Selnau, Selnaustrasse 25, 8001 Zurich

u.lab: Leading From the Emerging Future

This is a free online course by MIT and The Presencing Insitute, where you can deepen your changemaker experience. It is a free online cousre with local hubs in Zurich and Geneva. We are involved in hosting the Zurich hub :)

Website: http://www.edx.org/course/u-lab-leading-emerging-future-mitx-15-671-1x-0

Anna Apfelstruthel, from imp!act Zürich

Pulse - Bring your impact to life!

 

>>> Invitation by Impact Hub Geneva

Are you working towards solving a socia or environmenta problem?

Sign-up for Pulse to bring your impact to lif! Win a 4-month tailor-made incubation support, including one-on-one mentoring sessions with experienced entrepreneurs, startup labs focusing on your needs and free access to our Business Help Desk experts amongst many other benefits that come with being an active member of Impact Hub’s diverse community.

To help you succeed the application process, we will host a Information Session on September 19 @ Impact Hub Geneva. Sign-up for this free event to get to know the program key dates, meet the 2015 winners and get support on how to nail your application!

Welcome Matt!

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That's me on the left.  The others are my three favorite people in the world: My wife of 31 years, Nancy, and our sons Patrick and Chris.  We are from the state of Minnesota in the United States, but moved here to Geneva 3 years ago when Nancy took a job with the International Labour Organization, a branch of the United Nations. Patrick and Chris are college students back in Minnesota, but we manage to visit each other often.

I love living in Geneva, and we take every opportunity to travel and experience as much of the European continent and culture as possible.  In my free time, I enjoy hiking in the mountains (including race-hiking, my new favorite athletic activity), swimming, cooking, wine tasting (which I know nothing about, but like to do anyway) and writing in my blog, SwissSojourner.com.

Most of my professional career has been spent in the area of transportation policy and financing, in both the public and private sectors.  Working for the Minnesota State Department of Transportation, I created and then managed a state grant program designed to support public-private partnerships in which private sector beneficiaries of public transportation infrastructure projects (road and bridge improvements, mostly) support public financing through their own contributions of funds or land donations.  This program continues to flourish today.  I am continuing to work in the public policy arena here in Geneva through my own 1-man consulting business.

I am excited to be volunteering at euforia, because I believe strongly in the cause. And as an American citizen, I feel especially driven to contribute in my own small way to an organization that promotes collaboration to “imagine, design, and implement bold solutions to today’s most pressing social, environmental and economic challenges.”

Begegnungsspiele zum Thema kulturelle Vielfalt für Schüler*innen organisieren

 

>>> Invitation by Mondopoly

DU

...möchtest dich ehrenamtlich für eine offene und tolerante Gesellschaft engagieren?
...gehst offen auf andere Menschen zu?
...hast im Herbst 2017 Zeit?

MONDOPOLY

...macht gesellschaftliche Vielfalt erlebbar.
...ist ein Begegnungsspiel in Form eines Postenlaufs.
...wurde seit 2010 mehrmals erfolgreich durchgeführt.

DAS PROJEKT

Im Herbst 2017 findet erneut ein Mondopoly-Begegnungsspiel im Rahmen des Programms «schule&kultur» statt: Zwei Mittelstufenklassen aus dem Kanton Zürich bereiten in ihrer Gemeinde einen Postenlauf für die andere Klasse vor. Die Posten sollen von Menschen mit unterschiedlichem Hintergrund (z.B. hinsichtlich Herkunft, Religion, Beruf, Lebensstil, sexuelle Ausrichtung etc.) angeboten werden, die den Schüler*innen Einblick in ihr Leben geben.

ALS MITGLIED DES ORGANISATIONSKOMITEES

...arbeitest du in einem Team mit rund 8-10 motivierten Leuten zusammen.
...bereitest du mit den Schüler*innen und Lehrpersonen den Postenlauf vor, unterstützt sie bei der Postensuche und organisierst die Durchführung des Begegnungsspiels an zwei Halbtagen.
...sammelst du Erfahrungen in der Organisation eines (Schul-)Projekts.
...gewinnst du einen neuen Blick auf die Vielfalt unserer Gesellschaft.

Der Aufwand richtet sich nach deinen Möglichkeiten.

Die Arbeit im Organisationskomitee ist ehrenamtlich und wird nicht finanziell entschädigt.

INTERESSIERT?

Melde dich unverbindlich bei katharina.weber@mondopoly.ch.

Volunteering for Peace – Freiwilligeneinsätze weltweit!

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>>> Invitation by SCI Schweiz

Willst du dich für ein soziales, kulturelles oder ökologisches Projekt engagieren? Planst du einen Freiwilligeneinsatz im Ausland?

Der SCI Schweiz organisiert seit 1920 internationale Freiwilligeneinsätze. Er bietet Einsatzmöglichkeiten auf der ganzen Welt an, vom zweiwöchigen Kurzzeit- bis zum einjährigen Langzeiteinsatz, Berufspraktikum und Sprachkurs. Mit dem SCI Schweiz entdeckst du die Welt von einer anderen Seite, unterstützt dabei gemeinnützige Projekte durch Freiwilligenarbeit und tauchst in andere Kulturen ein.

Weitere Informationen findest du auf unserer Website: www.scich.org
Kontakt: info@scich.org

Social media & event management for sustainable electronics

 

>>> Volunteering opportunity by BuyAware

Do you use a smartphone, a laptop, a tablet...? If so (...and even if not), you've probably already heard about all sorts of problems that occur along the production chain of these devices: factories in which working conditions are all but inviting, mineral extraction that pollutes the environment, mining that fuels conflict - and the list goes on.

BuyAware is a start up committed to tackle these challenges. They have already developed a system to rate electronic devices, and now they are looking for social media and event management volunteers to spread the word.

Therefore: if social media or event organisation/hosting are your passion, get in touch. You might be the one who can help them and their rating system for sustainable electronics take off! If you are interested, e-mail jonas.niederberger@buyaware.org (...and if you are not interested, you're still welcome to share the offer).

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