In YEE, we aim to empower young people and raise their awareness on environmental issues. We support young ambitious and inspiring people who are trying to bring positive change in their daily lives. We do so by any means, one of them by sharing their stories. Storytelling and sharing good examples that we can all follow when it comes to protecting and preserving the environment is an essential part of our work.

Sometimes we all just want to get some inspiration or perhaps to materialize that idea we have been thinking about for so long. That is why we are  happy to introduce you to our YEE Interviews. You can find here uplifting interviews with young entrepreneurs and CEOs, NGOs, businesses, projects, or movements, all involved in the topics we care about so much – youth and environment.

My name is Martina and I started to volunteer with YEE at the beginning of July 2020. I recognize the importance of  youth-led sustainability initiatives to develop a greener community and spread practices of sustainability. This is why I would like to encourage you to drop me an email at martina@yeenet.eu if you are interested in being interviewed by YEE!

YEE x Gram Malmo

In today’s interview, we talk about the first package-free grocery store of Sweden, GRAM MALMÖ. Meet Rowan, the founder of the Gram. Her zero waste food shop started firstly as a life experiment, and then turned into a very successful sustainable business. Find your inspiration in our today´s story just as we did. Check it out here. 

YEE x Young Leaders Voices

Luca Arfini is an ambitious Italian guy who is embarking on a new journey. His project is called Young Leaders Voices and it aims to talk about today’s global challenges on key topics for young people. The purpose is to consider the two sides of the story, interviewing people with diverging perspectives in order to build a constructive debate. After receiving a lot of critics for the decision to interview Austrian Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz as one of the youngest world’s leaders, he started to reflect on his idea. Read Luca´s story here. 

YEE x The Ethos Network 

Today we are bringing you an astonishing story about a youth-led tech start-up company based in London and their recently launched ETHOS app. Have you ever wished to have a dedicated online space where you could discuss social issues? Now, it’s possible. The Ethos Network, is the world first social media platform where you can connect and engage with the causes you care about. A new age of social media has begun, one in which we all use our platforms to mobilise social change. Read more here.

YEE x Paranduskelder – Repair Space 

In today’s interview, we travel to Tartu, Estonia where we meet the team at Paranduskelder – Repair Space, to talk with them about repairing things. Nothing lasts forever. Do you stick with what you’ve been using and love, or get something shiny and new? Paranduskelder is a non-profit organisation, which offers their space and tools you need to fix your broken things. And if you don’t have anything to repair yet, you can still join their creative workshops and events to learn how to make your own stuff to live more sustainably. If you’re not in Estonia, don’t worry! Read our interview, and check out their Youtube Channel for some funny and practical DIY videos.

YEE x Library of Things Prague

Meet one of the most sustainable businesses in Prague, the Library of Things! Here, you can borrow items rather than buying them. A way to save space, money and avoid unnecessary production and consumption. The team is also involved in organising workshops and other exciting sustainable activities to promote a sustainable lifestyle. Check out our interview with the LOT Prague here.

YEE x IYNF x Czech Zero Waste

#ErasmusDays2020 are all about celebration of young spirit, youth mobilities, inspiring projects and motivation. For this special occasion, we teamed up with our friends from IYNF to introduce sustainable businesses in the Czech Republic. Check out our interview with Helena, one of the three founders of the Blog/Podcast Czech Zero Waste.

YEE x Food Saving Lund

Food Saving Lund is a Swedish non-profit organization that works restlessly to tackle the burning issue of food waste, by – of course – saving food, but also spreading awareness through workshops and sustainability-related events.

Check out our interview with the FSL here. 

YEE x STAIY

STAIY is a youth-led sustainable business initiative gathering all the sustainable fashion brands together in one market place.  It’s the discovery of sustainable fashion pieces from the latest designers, materials, and concepts.

Make sure to to check out this new marketplace for sustainable fashion and check out the full talk here.

YEE x Zero Waste Bulgaria

Get to know Denimir and his idea of “Zero Waste Bulgaria” , a non-governmental organisation which promotes a zero-waste lifestyle! Following the 5R,- refuse, reuse, reduce, recycle, rot, Denimir and his team teach how to implement this philosophy of life, starting especially from students from middle schools. It is the very first Zero Waste NGO in Bulgaria, running also a cozy Zero Waste Restaurant.

YEE x Circle Center Lund

This time, we had a nice chat with the team of Circle Center Lund, non-profit organization based in Lund, Sweden which aims to foster a culture of circular economy, reducing the impact our consumption has on the environment. By lending items rather than selling them, Circle Center Lund promotes an efficient culture of sharing.

Find out more about the Circle Center Lund here.

YEE x Ostia Clean Up

Read more about an ambitious young man Giordano Margaglio and his successful idea of litter-picking initiative which later became a non-profit organization, and so much more. Meet Ostia Clean Up! Check out our interview with Giordano here.