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Iwith.org and Alternative Channel present the Video Award on the Global Eco Forum of Barcelona


This autumn  Eco-union organizes , the 1st Global Eco-Forum: Responsibility, sustainability and eco-innovation an international meeting where will be discuss the reflection, the interrelations and the generation of new ideas for a more sustainable and responsible society. At this appointment will be presented by Iwith.org and Alternative Channel the Award for the Best Video in Spanish after the only in-person act of the event that will take place on October 7th in Barcelona.

An humanitarian report of the Fundación Adsis was the winner of the first contest Video on Sustainable Development 2008 of Alternative Channel. The channel responsible of the videos on the Internet rewarded the two best published videos (in Spanish and French, respectively) with 8.000 euros. The ceremony in Paris has already taken place and the ceremony in Spanish is part of the 1st Global Eco-Forum: Responsibility, sustainability and eco-innovation. The prize-giving to the Best Video Published in Spanish will take place on October 7th, at 19:30 hours, in the Espai Bonnemaison of Barcelona. During the event will be shown the winning short “Catzuqui, el paraíso de la cebolla” (Catzuqui, the onion’s paradise) of the Fundación Adsis (11’) in the presence of the producers Íria Saá and Marc Juan. Furthermore, Alternative Channel offers an appetizer to those present.

The Fundación Adsis is an organization that arises with the mission of promoting plans of social support and development among the groups that run risk of social exclusion and marginalization. Nowadays they are present as charity in Chile, Ecuador and Spain. In Argentina, Bolivia, Italy, Peru and Uruguay they are called Asociación Adsis.

In judge’s opinion, the winning video has quality on the comunication, sensitivity and originality work, since it presents the specific action and the initiatives for a sustainable development of the humanitarian organization in Latin America.

 




 

 


The Alternative Channel Forum of April 30th 2008 got around the topic of the “social net and the responsible media” a multitude of organizations, companies and professionals involved with the sustainable development and humanitarian questions together. At that moment the nominated videos were announced and then, the winners of the Contest for the Best Video published on the Web Site.
Global Eco-Forum

As far as it is concerned, the 1st Global Eco-Forum: Responsibility, sustainability and eco-innovation will be the perfect moment to present the award Alternative Channel but it will be also an international meeting where will be discuss the reflection, the interrelations and the generation of new ideas for a more sustainable and responsible society.

The Eco-Forum includes 25 days in a virtual meeting (from September 22th to October 17th 2008) through the Global Eco-Forum’s social net and an in-person meeting (October 7th 2008) in Barcelona that includes:
* Plenary sessions, debates and round tables with international, national and local speakers. (Simultaneous interpretation english/spanish in all the speeches of the main hall).
* Thematic workshop with special activities.
* Eco-networking – a virtual social net.
* Performances – emotional communication, artistic micro-creation.
Among the Forum’s participants, it is worth mentioning:

Michael Braungart: chemist and founder of the Environmental Protection and Encouragement Agency (EPEA) in Germany. He was also manager of the Greenpeace’s chemistry section. He wrote, together with the architect William McDonough, the book Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the way we make things and in 1995 they created the company McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry for the development of products and systems with the objective of helping companies on introducing a protocol of sustainable design, unique in the world.


Gunter Pauli: Antwerp, Belgium (1956). Bachelor in Economics at the Loyola University of Belgium, master of Business Administration by INSEAD (France) and doctorate of eco-products’ design by the Politecnico di Torino (Italy).

Francesco Tonucci : also known as Frato is responsible of the international proyect "The city of children" and writer of many books about the roll of children in the urban ecosystem.




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Translation by Paula González
on 25/09/2008
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