– Faculty member of Istanbul Bilgi University and social entrepreneur Prof. Dr. Itır Erhart:- “One person can change the whole world. We can take a step for the planet and contribute to the welfare of other living beings besides ourselves by doing something for other living beings other than ourselves with volunteering, donations, activism, social entrepreneurship and small behavioral changes”
ISTANBUL (AA) – The second of the Nature TALKS conference organized by Doğa College, Istanbul Bilgi University faculty member and social entrepreneur Prof. Dr. Itır Erhart’s “I am responsible for the planet” presentation was held on the campus of Doğa College Sarıyer.
According to the statement made by the officials of Doğa College, Doğa College and Bilgi, the students and teachers of Doğa College attended the conference. The Doğa family had the opportunity to listen to the lecture online.
Speaking at the conference, Prof. Dr. Stating that one person can change the whole world, Itır Erhart said, “We can take a step for the planet and contribute to the welfare of other living beings by doing something for other living beings other than ourselves, with volunteerism, donations, activism, social entrepreneurship and small changes in behavior.” used the phrase.
Referring to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, Erhart said: “If we don’t find solutions to the problems, it will be very difficult for us to continue on this planet as human beings. The climate crisis, there is plastic pollution in the seas and life in the water is in danger because of it. For this reason, the stakes of the Sustainable Development Goals are in jeopardy. “We have to hang on to something. We all have to do something, whether states or corporations do it.” made his assessment.
– “Taking a step for the planet allows us to live meaningful lives”
teacher. Dr. Itır Erhart highlighted Rabbit Ralph, who raised awareness in society about animal experiments, 4Ocean bracelets transformed with plastics collected from the sea and various social responsibility projects, and said that the happiest thing for people is to do something for sentient beings other than themselves.
“You can become a social entrepreneur or a volunteer by seeing a problem and developing a product that will solve it. You can be a great person for the planet without doing it. Being aware, being inventive, separating waste from its source, can -be not eating meat once a week, we don’t need to buy the product we need. “Does it exist?”, abandoning single-use plastics, transforming the spaces in which we live, caring for the planet allows us to live meaningful lives and makes us great people for the planet.
Responding to questions from Doğa College students who have developed and contributed to many social responsibility projects, Erhart said that they can become volunteers, activists and social entrepreneurs, that they should talk about the work they have done or made for living beings other than themselves, and that they can convince someone and raise awareness by telling it.
“One of you, one person can change the world”
Stating that he started to do regular volunteering by making plays with children in the most disadvantaged areas of Istanbul during his university years, and that he was one of the founding members of the first organization non-governmental organization, Adim Adim, which was established to promote and spread the Turkey-led collective charity organization, Erhart said, “We were 6 people when we were founded. Now we are 100,000 people. One of between you, one person can change the world.” used the expression.
Erhart said he has projects related to theaters and art that have been damaged during the pandemic, and he wants to do more work for Africa, that he is working on a blockchain campaign for disasters and fires in order to collect aid more easily, and that they would transfer some of their work to NFT.
Claiming to have obtained useful information for the planet, Prof. Dr. He noted that Itır Erhart’s experiences and work guide them. Erhart also said he was happy to be with the students and thanked the entire Doğa family.