WHAT STUDENTS SAY
To become more sustainable, United nations has composed 17 Sustainable Development Goals which can be achieved by taking up action within 6 overarching pillars that are listed and elaborated in our report. The most important 2 are consumption and energy, which also happen to be the most difficult to achieve within the event sector. WICREATIONS tries to contribute to this by taking steps that are listed in the following blueprint.
Keep the earth livable for everyone
WHAT WI ACTUALLY DID
Students’ BLUEPRINT insights have been valuable for our company. WI immediately integrated the most feasable recommendations and engaged to translate other suggestions into actionable targets to be realized within the next phase of the UN traject.
| 01 CONSUMPTION & PRODUCTION
> Organic t-shirts
> Packaging 100% recycled material
> Rent out the company location
| 02 FOOD BIOSPHERE & WATER
> Take small leftovers home
> Rainwater for sanitation
> Donate large leftovers
| 03 SMART CITIES
> Organize Local Food / Catering
| 04 HUMAN CAPACITY & REVOLUTION
> Work with ethically sourced T-shirt suppliers
> Boost employer branding
> Collaborate with RITCS School of Arts
MORE THAN JUST LOCAL MEALS
From January 2023 on, all WI people and freelancers present get the opportunity to enjoy once a week a warm meal from IMG or Instituut Mevrouw Govaerts, a local school in the village of Heist-Op-Den-Berg. The institute has several educational programmes focused on supporting children with special and other needs, amongst which a learning path preparing for a job in the cooking and catering industries. Throughout a school year, warm meals of 3 courses can be ordered at 9 euro per unit.
WI started the collaboration with a test case October 2022 offering all WI people a warm meal together with information on this initiative and the Institute itself. Leftovers could be taken home. Next step was an enquiry to assess who would like a meal on a weekly basis and why or why not. Results were positive resulting in the partnership to become structural from 2023 on.