RCE Borderlands Mexico-USA-2018

1. Project Title: 
CURRENT PROJECT 15. Reduce, Reuse & Recycle for a Sustainable World: Trainings for restoring vintage objects, antiques and art
2. Thematic area/s addressed by the project
3. Project partner contact information : 
Museo de Paleontología (Museum of Paleontology)
The museum will provide the lab, the workshop, the classroom space and the experts in restoration for the workshops and training sessions.
Main Contact: 
Mtro. Rodolfo Fierro Chavarría
Founding Director- Museo de Paleontología
Alternative project contact: 
Prof. Dr. Carolina López C.
Founding Director- Living Lab/Centro de Diálogo y Transformación Inc.
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5. Project description
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The Museum of Paleontology will offer its lab-workshop as a space for teaching people concrete ways to put into practice the concept of 'reducing-reusing-recycling'.

Regional Challenges 

People are more and more stuck in the mold of the throw away consumer society which implicitly pushes us to discard and re-purchase objects in order to make us perpetual consumers.  


° Instill an awareness of the value of used objects

°  Give people the concrete skills needed to restore objects and to render them fully functional for further use, instead of purchasing something new to replace that which-- with a little restoration work-- continues to be valuable and useful.

°  Reduce unnecessary consumption 

° Reduce the load on the Earth's natural resources by helping people to a) value that which is not new, b) break free from the mindset of the consumerist trap, c) have the concrete skills to restore used objects to full beauty and functionality, d) encourage people to reduce their consumption of new objects by reusing, restoring and recycling valuable older and used objects

°  Create a potential source of income for those individuals who gain high-level restoration skills, as they may wish to set up small enterprises where they can sell the objects they restore  

Project Activities

Courses, workshops and training sessions will be offered where participants learn hands-on how to restore, recycle and reuse objects which consumer society would otherwise be telling us to discard and purchase something new that would fulfill the same purpose.

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6. Project status
In Planning
In collaboration with Living Lab/Centro de Diálogo y Transformación, the Museum of Paleontology in Delicias, Chihuahua will offer diverse hands-on activities designed to encourage people to live by 'the 3 Rs- reduce, reuse, recycle.'
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UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
SDG 1 - End poverty in all its forms everywhere: 
SDG 2 - End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture: 
SDG 3 - Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages: 
SDG 4 - Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all: 
SDG 5 - Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls: 
SDG 8 - Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all: 
SDG 10 - Reduce inequality within and among countries: 
SDG 11 - Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable: 
SDG 12 - Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns: 
SDG 13 - Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts: 
SDG 15 - Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification and halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss: 
SDG 16 - Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels: 
SDG 17 - Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development: