My name is Penny and I am based in Greece. I recently graduated with a MA in Leadership for Sustainability and my goal is to enable societal resilience and promote the values of social innovation. This course will help me better understand the process of encouraging and engaging in a partnership.
A partnership with socio-environmental impact that really impressed me is one between #tide (an organisation engaging in CE and upcycling ocean waste) and a local association based in Ranong, Thailand. The aim of this partnership is to collect ocean waste from 5 islands, upcycle the plastic debris and reproduce something new out of it. It is very interesting they way #tide engages not only with this local association but also with the local community. Tide provides the people with a job, a decent salary and safe working conditions.
This partnership has multiple benefits both for the society and the environment. It promotes the values of social innovation, the principles of circularity, the conservation of the oceans and most significantly it involves the local community in such a critical issue.