Past Yerevan Event: VOL 26

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VOL 26

September 28, 2018

At PechaKucha Night Yerevan vol. 26, we've discovered how inspirational people are turning ‘green initiatives’ into some real community actions. We heard from experts and from self-starters who are already making an active difference to improving our environment.

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Circular Economy

@ VOL 26 ON SEP 28, 2018

Circular economy is a concept that has attracted great attention globally in the past decade or so. Many countries and regions are developing strategies and action plans to make their economies circular--moving away from the traditional linear extract, produce, consume, dispose model. They want to create economies where there is less reliance on non-renewable resources such as virgin minerals, fossil fuels, harmful emissions, and the like. The presentation by Alen Amirkhanian will show how this is supposed to happen and what it means for Armenia.
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Climate Change & Environmental Sustainability: Armenia's Challenges and Opportunities

@ VOL 26 ON SEP 28, 2018

Irina Ghaplanyan discusses Climate Change & Environmental Sustainability: Armenia's Challenges and Opportunities.

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Travel green, explore what matters

@ VOL 26 ON SEP 28, 2018

Growing up in Yerevan’s 'Mer Bak', Marianna Nikoghosyan couldn’t dream of cycling further than the Opera house. But the destiny must have led her to live in the world’s cycling capital - Amsterdam. Soon enough she has discovered all the treasures of the bicycle touring.

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Let's create urban jungle!

@ VOL 26 ON SEP 28, 2018

Zarine and Lucine discuss that living with plants is not merely about styling and decorating, but also beneficial effects on our living environment and well being.

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How to spark a movement in 2 months with no money

@ VOL 26 ON SEP 28, 2018

10 years ago in 2008 Rainer Nõlvak, an ordinary entrepreneur from Estonia, gathered four friends and suggested that they try to cleanup the whole country from illegal waste. The idea seemed insane, but 50,000 people came to the streets. The action grew into a large volunteer movement, which initially operated only in Estonia, but this year it is aimed to cleanup the entire Earth. 

This year on September 15, Armenia also joined the movement, and the presentation tells you just about that!

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Էկո Աղբ նախաձեռնություն

@ VOL 26 ON SEP 28, 2018

Tsovinar Sargsyan talks through the volunteer activities of 'Eco Aghb' initiative, especially solid waste collection, separation, and recycling, aimed at making our environment cleaner and greener. 

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Bears as Pets. Code of Ethics for Armenia.

@ VOL 26 ON SEP 28, 2018

Arevick Mkrtchyan discusses the ethical and welfare aspects of keeping bears as pets, highlighting the applicable laws and their enforcement bypassing the red-listed status of the Brown bears with a special focus on actions required to solve the issue once and for all.

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Sustainable Cities

@ VOL 26 ON SEP 28, 2018

Astghine Pasoyan discusses what makes cities sustainable, including economic, social and environmental development challenges, with a focus on Yerevan. 

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Sustainable agriculture in Armenia: Karas Wines case study

@ VOL 26 ON SEP 28, 2018

Hayk Sedrakyan shared a case study on sustainable agriculture from one of the leading Armenian vineyards, Tierras de Armenia, trading under Karas Wines brand name. The Deputy Field Manager shares their success story of reviving deserted lands into flourishing vineyards.

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Saving the planet: one step at a time

@ VOL 26 ON SEP 28, 2018

Ruzanna Baldryan talks about the sustainable development, Sustainable Development Goals and the daily actions we need to take for saving the planet.

Alen Amirkhanian
Director of the American University of Armenia’s (AUA) Acopian Center for the Environment in Yerevan
Irina Ghaplanyan
First Deputy Minister of Nature Protection in Yerevan
Marianna Nikoghosyan
Biker & marketing specialist in Yerevan
Zarine & Lucine
Founders, Ecomotive in Yerevan
Diana Badeian
Organizer in Yerevan
Tsovinar Sargsyan
Co-founder , Eco-Aghb in Yerevan
Arevick Mkrtchyan
PhD, Researcher, Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) in Yerevan
Astghine Pasoyan
Executive Director, Foundation to Save Energy NGO in Yerevan
Hayk Sedrakyan
Deputy Field Manager, Karas Wines in Armavir