Through this topic I would like to present a proposal for all of us, the Fairphone Community.
I’m writing it, but I must say that it took shape in the meeting of Fairphoners in Barcelona on December the 17th. That day some of us, @ccamara , @laurent_guerguy , @David_Fernandez_Pina and me took part during the day in the Install Party of Setem presenting the Fairphone product and Movement to citizens walking in Catalunya Square, and after that we had a Fairphoners meeting at 19:00.
***The INITIAL PROPOSAL is the following:
To create a place/link in Fairphone Community website where any Fairphoner could share the iniciative/company in which he/she is involved “trying to offer an alternative product/service aligned with a more sustainable life and a more empowered society that cares for ALL”.
We understand that FAIRPHONE is involved in “that” in the telecom industry. But in the short experience I have shared with other Fairphoners I have found other interesting experiences in different sectors:
() @Marie1 (from Munich Fairphoners) is developing a company aligned with a more sustainable life and a more empowered society that cares for ALL in the INSURANCE sector.
() Laurent is working in a very interesting company, an online CROWDLENDING MARKETPLACE for meaningful investments https://www.ecrowdinvest.com/en/get-to-know-the-ECrowd-team
() Merce and Joan are developing in Spain a not-for-profit company, owned by users (cooperative company), that offers TELECOM SERVICES, www.eticom.coop . You can see also that all the mobiles they use in their website are fairphones;)
() Alfredo is part of www.somenergia.coop a company that provides ENERGY SERVICES, assuring that the source of the energy they use is renewable.
The fairphoners that met in Barcelona shared that we would love to know which alternatives in different sectors are being developed in our Fairphone community. Probably there are alternatives of products and services that we would “choose” as consumers, and maybe we don’t because we do not know about them. And we could also collaborate with them “spreading the word” of those alternatives among our contacts.
***EVOLUTION OF THE PROPOSAL…
When we were talking about this, one of us also added that he would appreciate to know also, which companies have taken the decision to buy “fairphones” for the workers of the company. That could also be a way to identify companies committed with the values behind Fairphone Movement.
When I first shared the proposal with @Stefan , he also added another interesting idea: A kind of “label/certification” that the initiatives could share on their webpages after requesting it from Fairphone. Something like:
Fairphone could also add their logos on a subpage of the website’s community section.
So, what do you think about the proposal?
And, if you find it interesting, how could we create a place managed by the community where we could include the information of these interesting alternatives?
I would love to work on this idea, and I think it could be also an interesting content to talk deeper in our EFCT17.
Thank you for your attention!