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One of the green gems in the Zurichs ecology scene is Suppen und Pedale. Within the last 4 years, they managed to expand their soup delivery from 10 litres to a 1000. They supply 23 organic shops and bars in zurich  with 40 different delicious soups with bikes. All green, all local, no additives, no premade in use!

www.suppenundpedale.ch

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Location and venue

We’re planing an exposition trail made of old “Schrebergartencottages” betwenn Letten and Dynamo.
It’s a good frequented area to show all the different Ecoproject from Zurich.
Restaurants from Letten and Dynamo can offer food from the region.

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Did you know there are about 1200 wild plants living in the city of Zurich? That’s more than double the number of those growing in the countryside. Our project focuses on the discovery of the edible plants growing in Zurich. We wish Zürchers to explore and use what grows on their doorstep through a book, a map and an urban exploration.

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City Farms

There are still quite a lot of local farms in Zürich. They produce mostly organic food which they sell on their own initiative or through official projects on a larger scale. Moreover, they take an educational role. However, as most of them are leasing their soil from the municipality they fear that their land would be taken from them in the future in order to build on it. In order to ensure their future they have to make themselves as essential to town as possible through projects of all kinds.

At the Zurich Eco Lab they will be provided with an interactive platform where they can meet potential cooperation partners for such projects. It is a farm-like venue with animals to pet and plants to pick. There will be tables for people to sit together and taste different apple-juice, cheese and vegetables and the highlight will be a challenging milk-blind-tasting. This will give the farmers a platform to show their products and knowledge and it will ensure that people will start talking to each other.

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eWaste

gain awareness on the problem of reimplementation of electronic waste by educating the local community in order to take advantage of the potential social energy

in the frame work of the eco-event in the summer, workshops are orginzed in collaboration with Recyclin@rt and ZSGE-Recycling-center where people get in contact with the process of recollection and reimplementation of electronic waste in located contexts

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1224

Reconnect the inhabitants / connect the tourists with Zurich’s water fountains through the launch of our glass bottles 1224 to fight against the plastic waist and encourage the use of local resources.

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Create an event that will help Zurich re-connect with its natural ecosystems and grassroots social innovators

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Preamble
The modern city and its buildings have been shaped over 150 years by the availability of fossil fuel, and credit. As both energy and capital become less plentiful, must cities stop evolving? On the contrary. The new engine of development in modern cities is nature herself. Rather than use massive energy inputs to create structures, heat and cool buildings, move and treat water, or grow and supply food, the bio-city works with natural processes, and with the social energy of human collaboration, to achieve the same ends. Using language such as “Paris as a sponge” or “edible London”, the bio-city is not a future dream. it is already emerging in dozens of projects around the world. Examples include: the recovery of rivers from Seoul, to Mexico City; the restoration of watersheds from Pittsburgh, to London; urban agriculture from Caracas, to Berlin; Transition Towns; “social harvest festival” events.