By Francesca D’Agostino, Second Chance ESC Volunteer
“Please, I changed! I’m a different person now! Give me a second chance”. How many times have we heard this? Well, personally I even forgot how many chances I gave my ex, but trust me do not give second chances to yours! Did you suffer once? You’ll end up suffering again and again, crying on your bed eating potatoes fried in pig fat (I was in Brussels at the time and that’s the Belgian way).
Anyhow, together with lifetime advice, today I also want to talk to you about the project Second Chance as a second opportunity we can give to the trash (nope, not to your ex).
In the South of France, precisely in Lastours, a group of 15 volunteers coming from France, Italy, Denmark and Greece, will start an initiative that contributes to what is called circular economy (in other words instead of throwing away your old toaster, you can give it another chance to be useful). The activity is financed by the European Union and falls into the European Solidarity Corps project. A chance to create networks among youngsters who think alike and that are sensitive to the environmental sustainability subject. The participants are all well aware of the risk of ignoring the
climate change issues, that is why they decided to participate to this project.
For two months, starting from mid-April we will have the chance to document the project and we will have the opportunity to see what they’ll learn in this journey and what they will bring back to their country at the end of the project. Let’s see how they will give second chance to the waste and for you, my suggestion is: instead of giving second chance to your ex, give it to the trash, a toaster will never cheat on you!