Citizen Blogging

The blogging experience of talented and curious writers on eco-innovative activities for waste prevention and management

In our project community, engagement is a big part of the story. Citizen Bloggers live in the UrbanWINS cities and are able to discover how eco-innovation happens locally, through attractive and accessible stories told in the local language.

Citizen Bloggers tasks could include e.g. interviewing local stakeholders, reporting from local meetings or contributing to the project’s online platform.

Here are the selected bloggers to be part of our project: 


Maria Agell Riba, Sabadell
Maria works as a waste technician in a company that is in charge of the household waste management in Barcelona. She studied an MSc on waste and resource management at Cranfield University. As an environmental scientist, she is interested in working towards reducing the environmental impact caused by our life style.


Núria Cases i Sampere, Sabadell
Núria works as an environmental consultant specialized on waste and resource management. Núria believes on the need to make a more sustainable use of our resources and has interest to broaden her knowledge on how circular economy can be implemented in cities.


Cinthia Pereira Rosa, Manresa
Cinthia has a background in environmental research and communicating to citizens on technical environmental topics, and will be blogging about activities in Manresa.

UrbanWINS Manresa blog


Antonio Castagna, Turin
Antonio works as a trainer in management education, being a coach, an activist and a story teller about environmental questions. Intents to understand and contribute to the grow of learning communities, being able to interweave local little questions with wider visions.


Valerio Gamba, Milano
Valerio is an environmental engineer who has worked with the University of Milan and regularly contributes to several environmental and cultural blogs. His focus will be on the environmental activities and policies in Cremona.


Luca Priori, Albano Laziale
Luca works as a journalist in Albano Laziale and is interested in collaborating with online and paper-based publications to communicate the project’s activities and on environmental issues in the local area.



Micael Sousa, Leiria
Micael runs several blogs on political and environmental topics and will blog on activities in Leiria. He also writes in local newspapers and magazines. Micael has written an UrbanWINS post on the European Commission’s DG REGIO blog.


Matei Dumitru, Bucharest
Matei has been an independent journalist since 1990 and has been involved in monthly Ecologic Magazine, focused on environmental protection and sustainable development since 2004. He is interested in the perception of municipal waste as an economic, environmental and social indicator of the priorities and progress of cities, in particular Bucharest.




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