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Food waste kitchen diary


A food waste kitchen diary is a diary for recording the amount of food waste produced in a household. For seven consecutive days, households participating in the study will record the type of food they throw away (e.g. bakery products, dairy products, pasta, etc.) and its composition – edible and inedible parts, and indicate how the food was treated – whether it was disposed of as biological waste or composted.

On Friday, 14 May 2021, the Slovenian Forestry Institute (GIS), in cooperation with the partners in the LIFE IP CARE4CLIMATE project, organised an online consultation session entitled Partnership for Sustainable Land Use and Forestry. The purpose of the event was to shed light on the "land use, land-use change, and forestry – LULUCF" (sector) and possibilities to mitigate climate change and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the sector and disseminate information and awareness among the general and expert public on the role of LULUCF in achieving the EU’s climate goals (2030–2050). The formation of the "Partnership for Sustainable Land Use and Forestry" (more than 70 participants joined the partnership at the meeting!) will strive to improve cooperation between key institutions and encourage the general public to become actively involved in climate change mitigation activities in this area. The partnership will bring together the agricultural, forestry, wood processing and environmental sectors to develop new strategies for climate change mitigation.

Soil processes are affected by various factors, including management methods and land use, e.g. in agriculture. Soil can be a GHG source or sink. This can be established by direct measurement in the field, namely with special sensors for greenhouse gas measurement. Based on information about emissions, activities can be adapted or measures for their reduction can be implemented.

We only have 1 planet

Insights on the logistical aspects of hackathons through networking.

The Slovenian National Youth Orchestra (SMO) will perform at the Ljubljana Festival 2020 together with special guests under the motto – We Have Only 1 Planet!

On Saturday, 29 August 2020, a concert of the Slovenian National Youth Orchestra (SMO) under the slogan We Only Have 1 Planet will take place as part of the Ljubljana Festival. Come to Kongresni trg in Ljubljana, where you will be able to listen to the most beautiful classical and pop arrangements from 8:30 pm onwards!

Webinar about sustainable public procurement, energy-efficient buildings and handling of food waste

As part of the LIFE IP CARE4CLIMATE project, Umanotera prepared a document entitled The Political and Legislative Background of Climate Change Mitigation, which presents key institutions and political processes in the field of climate change, the European Union's climate and energy policy, and Slovenia's climate and energy policy.

The national certification scheme Quality Label in Construction (ZKG in Slovenian) will celebrate its 25th anniversary in a little over a year. During this period, they developed a system and methodology and established a system of comparative evaluation/assessment of overall quality, thus laying the foundations for a national environmental certificate comparable to foreign certification schemes, e.g. the RAL Quality Mark, Blue Angel and the EU Ecolabel. Within the ZKG scheme, the criteria for the comparative evaluation/assessment of products, services, devices and systems in various fields of construction were developed and implemented.

Focus, Society for Sustainable Development, Umanotera, the Institute of Ecology of FDV – the Faculty of Social Sciences, and the Eco-collective announce the International Summer School of Political Ecology 2020 – New Concepts for Fair Transitions: Towards living well within planetary boundaries!