“Let’s use this summer to change the way we live and the way we look at things.”
Simone Molteni – Lifegate Scientific Director
You talked about trying and making mistakes. We like this suggestion as we always encourage a hands-on approach. What do you think about sustainability, creativity and craftsmanship?
I’m very positive about craftsmanship, because I think it is one of the solutions that we have to look at the moment.
The real enemy is overproduction and overconsumption, and craftsmanship has more creativity and brain.
Making helps giving more value to things, as you see the “behind the scenes” of every product.
Every time we go to an artisan, we try to understand how things are made… at the same moment we are giving more value to these things and we’re more ready to extend their lifespan and maybe to use them more and in a more mindful way.
Summer recalls outdoor adventures and vacations, of course! How can we travel with a zero waste mindset?
When traveling you need to be light, you don’t want to move your house every time.
I think it could be very instructive to go hiking in the mountains or to do backpacking because it helps you think and tell what is really necessary and what is not. Maybe you can find something that is reusable and that can be used for different purposes.
In one word: reduce!
It’s a mindset that we can bring back in September.
Hello everybody, I’m Simone Molteni and I’m the scientific director of LifeGate
LifeGate is a Benefit Company trying to help people and businesses to become more and more sustainable.
We do that with 3 main actions:
1. We try to speak to people, we have a media network, you can find us on social media where we suggest good practices.
2. We make consultancy to big companies who want to become more sustainable, we help them in this path
3. We are creating environmental projects to help people and companies understand the big issues and challenges we are facing in this world at this moment and how to react and what they can do for this.
To name a few: the “Impatto zero” project launched 20 years ago and was the first environmental project to tackle climate change, so we were the first one to help companies calculate, reduce and offset their CO2 emissions.
We have another project for biodiversity and helping bees coming back into their ecosystem and do this pollinating service. Then we have another project for plastic removal from water and for plastic litter, it’s called “PlasticLess”.