Saturdays for Future returns on 30 November. The initiative, which seeks to sensitise people and businesses on sustainable consumption and production, is promoted in Italy by the Alliance for Sustainable Development (ASviS) and will be a scientific partner of the Italy Pavilion at Expo 2020. The topic was debated recently in New York, during a side event of the United Nations General Assembly, by Ottavia Ortolani, the Social Media Manager and reference person of the communication and advocacy working group of ASviS.
“The aim of Saturdays for Future,” explained Ortolani, “is to make Saturday, when most people are busy doing their weekly shopping, the day of commitment towards sustainable development. Sensitising people to change their spending habits, especially on the part of youths and their families, can trigger a virtuous process, create a positive impact on production models and make businesses more responsible and sustainable with regard to environmental and social issues.
Consumers, businesses and civil society organisations can propose projects and activities to animate the national mobilisation scheduled for Saturday 30 November,” she ended.