Together we can change the world step by step.
How to take care of the climate on a daily basis? It’s no secret that it is hard to change habits. That is why at EkoEksperymentarium we give you some simple tips on how to be eco and how to make your life easier. The audience of our exhibition will learn important data and tricks to limit the usage of resources and reduce consumption.
In the living room, we search for the ways to save energy, in the bathroom, we care about every drop of water, in the kitchen, we share ideas for Zero Waste cooking, and in the bedroom, we look through our possessions and reflect on why less is more. Every visitor is welcome to experiment on their own and see how their decisions affect the environment which we are a part of.
EkoEksperymentarium is an educational project which shows how small steps taken at home can help implement great changes in the world. With small everyday gestures, everyone can become a part of the solution instead of being a part of the problem. The exhibition is an element of the EkoEksperymentarium educational project, which consists of the website with games (www.ekoeksperymentarium.pl), scenarios for classes and the exhibition.
The project has been created and carried out by Małgosia Żmijska and Joanna Studzińska, together with the Mamy Projekt collective. The illustrations are made by Paweł Szlotawa, Studio Gdyby arranged the exhibition space, and the exhibition itself was made by Czapla Dekor. Joanna Kurkiewicz coordinated and produced the project.
Read more about the project at www.ekoeksperymentarium.pl
Every drop matters!
There is less and less water in Poland. The energy industry consumes the most of it, but we ourselves waste huge amounts of water too. Let’s investigate our bathrooms: that’s where plenty of clean water goes to sewage. We can limit this “leak”. Every drop matters!
In this room, the visitors can see how the amount of water for each one of us decreases and learn how to save water while doing the laundry, washing our hands, using the toilet, or showering.
Less waste cooking – eat locally, healthy and seasonally!
We buy, eat and waste… How much of our groceries ends up in the rubbish bin during a week? Let’s think about the leftovers, the food that went bad, bags, packaging. We can shop and cook without wasting resources and littering the Earth. We’ve already learnt to carry our own shopping bags – it would be great to take another step and stop using packages, as well as take into account the carbon and water footprint of our food while planning our menu. Take part in our breakfast experiment in which we test how many grams of CO2 we send to the atmosphere each morning. For those who don’t like wastefulness, we’ve prepared a board to share Zero Waste life-hacks. Everyone can also test if they really know how to recycle!
Don’t let the energy hogs bite you!
Most of the energy used in the world (82%) comes from the combustion of fossil fuels (carbon, gas, oil). By saving electricity and heat, we reduce the air pollution and save a lot of money!
It’s good to take a comprehensive approach to energy saving – a well-insulated apartment, heat recovery systems or investment in renewables are great things that are worth considering. We can also do a lot almost immediately: open and close our windows properly, lower the room temperature in our homes and find out where the energy hogs hide!
Less is more.
We own a lot of things. All those items were manufactured and transported with the use of water, energy and various resources. Let’s contemplate if we really need so many things and how they affect us and our climate.
What’s the problem with buying new things? We buy things and services that we don’t need and that were made in an unsustainable way, we use them for too short time, and then they quickly add up to the pile of trash. While planning a new purchase, we can use a decision chart at the exhibition or play the shopping bingo.