In the UNESCO sustainable development week, from 18th to 24th november, to make a tweet could be instructive.
The proposal starts from theUniversity of Siena. The goal of this initiative is to increase the education on sustainable development. People could participate making a tweet, #paesaggioedu o @Landscape_Edu, to preserve, to know, or improve a landscape. This “social mobilization” is useful to make aware citizens through a wide-ranging communication and network sharing.
The experts of the Ladest (Laboratory for analysis economic, social and territorial University of Siena), led by geographer Capineri Cristina, will screen all the tweets received, with a special software. The best two tweets on the theme will be awarded as “Miglior Amico del @Paesaggio 2013”. Any citizen, schools or students are invited to participate tweeting interpretations, personal opinions, suggestions, links, photos, readings, and more on the subject of landscape.
#paesaggioedu, explains the geographer, it’s a national experiment which has the purpose to involve everyone in taking part to the subject of conservation of landscape and environment. That’s the reason why twitter represents the most widespread and educational social network.
The contest, which has the patronage of UNESCO, is promoted in collaboration with the Landscape Museum in Castelnuovo Berardenga and the Society for Geographical Studies of Florence. At the end of the project will be produced a public document, available online, based on the content analysis of the geographical distribution of the tweets received.