Natalia is an activist, city district councillor, and zero waste educator with a focus on increasing the ecological awareness of the local society in the local environment. Working at the local level and adhering to the principle "think globally, act locally", she runs the givebox in the district (the stationary place to swap used items), organises zero waste events (picnics, workshops, trash challenges, debates) and works as a waste segregation instructor for the city's "Education Segregation" program.
Certified Zero Waste Ambassador
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Certified Zero Waste Trainer
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Zero Waste Mentor
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Zero Waste Auditor
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Municipalities/Territories worked with before:
Fields of Expertise
Reuse & repair initiatives
Prevention of food waste / knowledge of food systems
Single-use plastics prevention
Extended Producer Responsibility schemes
The recycling process for key waste streams (paper, plastics, metals)
Organics management and composting
Separate collection of recyclables and residual waste
Economic incentives for waste reduction (e.g. PAYT)
Engaging the community in zero waste initiatives
Residual waste disposal methods
Key waste & circular economy related EU legislation
Fields of Expertise
Delivering / facilitating short-term workshops (1h-1 day)
Delivering / facilitating long workshops (+1 day)
Public speaking / oral communications
Advocacy & lobbying
Consulting municipalities and/or businesses
Project-based monitoring & evaluation
Other relevant qualifications / certifications?
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