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Linz coming up with 52 ways to save the world

April 09, 2008

Linz (Austria) is staging a “52 Ways to Save the World” international idea competition that will make it possible for individuals to actually implement some of the countless possibilities to rescue our planet.

Adaptation – Anarchy – Awakening – Back to Nature – Beelzebub – Democracy – Design – Education – Energy – Enlightenment – Extinction – Flexibility – Modesty – Nobility – Repentance – Respect – and Zest for Life are some exemplary keywords that “52 Ways to Save the World” will bring to life with fascinating content.

The choice of the artistic medium is up to the entrant, as is the choice of theme.  Selected projects will be produced and presented for a week on a rotating basis. The maximum funding per project is US$ 3,146 (2,000 euros) including the author’s fee.

This project’s mission is to provide a public showcase on a rotating, one-week basis for 52 individual initiatives worthy of notice and replication, actions that exemplify theories for redeeming our world. It’s meant to be enlightening, ironic and actionistic.

In 2009, Linz is Europe’s Capital of Culture.  In 1985, the European Union began naming a city to serve for a year as the continent’s Capital of Culture. Since 2005, this annual title has been bestowed simultaneously on two or more cities.Linz will be sharing 2009 honours with Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania.

For more information on ’52 Ways to Save the World’, please go to www.linz09.at/en/artikel/programm/1339486.html.

Sustainable development, as defined by the Brundtland Report, is “… development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”  ICLEI’s mission is to build sustainable communities.  Please visit other pages on our website – www.iclei.org – for more information.

Linz is one of four local governments in Austria that are currently Members of ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability.  For more information on ICLEI and its activities in Europe, please visit the ICLEI European Secretariat at www.iclei.org/europe.

Source:  Linz09 at www.linz09.at.

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