At NGO Academy, one of our goals is to keep our CO₂ footprint as small as possible – which isn’t always easy, considering that our member organisations have to travel distances as far as from Chișinău to Vienna. However, we generally encourage our members to choose means of transportation that are less hurtful to our environment. When we heard that Stefania from Ateliere Fara Frontiere decided to take the train from Bucharest to Vienna and back we were above all impressed: we’re talking of a total distance of over 2.000 kilometers! But Stefania had a nice take on the benefits of her decision not to fly to the NGO Academy workshop “From offline storytelling to stage presence: Learn how to give a talk worth listening to”.
“It took about 20 hours to go from Bucharest to Vienna instead of a few hours, but I got to meet new people, enjoy the view of nature that I normally never see, and did some office work on the go. In a fast-pacing society, slowing down feels like a little act of rebellion and very self-soothing. The 40 hours in total were wisely used to absorb the workshop NGO Academy offered on how to give a talk worth listening to. Always glad to join like-minded people!”