The Horse Education ! association (the-horse.education) enables young people in Switzerland and worldwide to realise collaborative & cross-cultural environmental projects.
Why "The Horse"?
The horse is a symbol for sustainable light-weight traveling - you pack only the needed knowledge, skills & tools for the journey.
What is the goal?
"Learning through experience"; so that we do not lose sight of the goal, seven proven steps or lighthouses (dontwastemy.energy) point the way.
We at su-pa believe that the ability to realise projects together and at eye level is fundamental for a sustainable and positively acting society. That is why we make our knowledge and experience available and actively support THE ! association.
Become a member (the-horse.education), too!
Collecting trees - knowing trees - protecting trees.
"City Ideas" is a project competition of the City of Zurich and until 7.11. all people who live, work or spend their free time in Zurich can vote for their 5 favourite city ideas that they would like to see implemented in Zurich.
Public trees are better protected than private ones.
Public trees are recorded in the tree register of the city of Zurich, private ones are not.
This is where our idea comes in! More...
For 2 weeks in June '21 - including the longest day and Summer Start of 21/06 - I participated in the remote Citizen Science Summer School from ETH and UZH.
Together with about 30 researchers, citizens and practitioners, experienced and newcomers, we went on exciting journeys of acquiring new knowledge as well as exchanging and passing on experiences, not only theoretically but also tangibly. Have I piqued your curiosity? Then take a look at the program (citizenscienceschool.uzh.ch)
In an international context, there was room for discussion of controversial issues from different perspectives of participatory approaches. The participants came from a wide range of disciplines: psychology, medicine, environmental science, biology, geography, material science, social science, media science, art, hydrology, archaeology, NGOs. Participants from Bhutan or Brazil have other hurdles to overcome than participants from Switzerland, France or Finland. And yet there are many things in common. There was a strong consensus that the way of communication is particularly important and also needs support and expertise.
Source: Rüfenacht, S., et al. (2020). “Communication and Dissemination in Citizen Science” More...
City climate & city trees
Under this main topic new projects are underway. Several teams from Kerala (India), Antwerp (Belgium), Zurich (Switzerland) and maybe additionally - in the clarification process - a class from the Basque Country, individual teams from Pakistan, Canada and Dubai are in the preparation phase for doing collaborative projects using «The Horse» concept !
«The Horse» concept gets attention!
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Youngest future's urban planners designed Zurich city's future together. See the planning process in fast motion (zuericooldown.ch)