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Sustainability News Lab: Pioneering Sustainable Journalism and Communication in Romania

In the face of escalating sustainability challenges, a remarkable initiative is set to redefine the way we approach journalism and communication in Romania. Sustainability News Lab, a visionary project at the intersection of journalism, communication, and sustainability, is officially launching during the European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW) 2023.

Crafting a Sustainable Future

At the heart of this initiative is, a renowned platform committed to environmental education in Romania. Fueled by unwavering determination and collaboration of dedicated partners, Sustainability News Lab aims to usher in a new era of storytelling and environmental consciousness.

Our Esteemed Partners

Sustainability News Lab has forged a formidable coalition of partners to bring its vision to life. Supported by the Embassy of France, the French Institute, the Embassy of Sweden in Romania, IKEA, Tetra Pak, Asociatia Alucro, RespoDEEE, and esteemed universities across Romania, this project stands on the shoulders of giants.

Unearthing the Why

Why sustainability journalism and communication? Sustainability News Lab seeks to answer this fundamental question. Its mission is to educate the next generation of Romanian journalists and communicators about the critical role of sustainability journalism and communication. The project equips journalism students, professionals, NGOs, and sustainability specialists with the skills needed to effectively report on sustainability issues and communicate them to a wider audience.

Sustainability journalism serves as a beacon, illuminating pressing environmental, social, and economic challenges. Through storytelling, it informs, educates, and engages society, offering innovative solutions and holding decision-makers accountable.

Connecting to ESDW - Pioneering Sustainability

Sustainability News Lab proudly aligns its official launch with the European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW) 2023. This alignment underscores the commitment to contributing to a sustainable future in harmony with the global community. ESDW provides a platform to spotlight sustainability initiatives, and this project joins the ranks of changemakers dedicated to shaping a better world.

The Epic Journey Unveiled

The adventure of Sustainability News Lab unfolds in three acts, from October to December 2023:

  • Act I: Workshops (October): Participants embark on a transformative journey through a series of workshops, available both online and offline. They delve into the art of sustainability journalism and communication, covering topics from environmental reporting to data journalism, investigative storytelling, and multimedia wizardry.

  • Act II: Research and Writing (November): Armed with newfound knowledge, participants delve into sustainability topics. They gather information, conduct interviews, and craft compelling articles, essays, and communication campaigns.

  • Act III: Sustainability Star Award Competition (December): The climax of this epic unfolds with the Sustainability Star Award Competition. Participants submit their works, facing rigorous evaluation, including peer review by partner institutions. The public also has a voice, casting votes for the People's Choice Sustainability Star.

Join the Movement

Sustainability News Lab is not just a project; it's an invitation to be part of a transformative story. By participating, you become a catalyst for change, raising awareness of critical sustainability issues and inspiring meaningful action.

As this compelling narrative unfolds, stay tuned for updates, and get ready to cast your vote for your favorite contributions in December!

Keywords: Sustainability News Lab, Sustainability Journalism, ESDW 2023, Environmental Education, Sustainability Issues, Journalism Workshops, Sustainability Star Award Competition,


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