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30 seconds with Fabienne Zbinden

This June, take 30 seconds to meet Fabienne Zbinden, an amazing participant from our workshop at Helvetia. Fabienne is a trainee at Helvetia and after the workshop decided to engage with oikos in order to learn more about the organization and contribute to our vision and mission. 

I became aware of oikos through a workshop on sustainability during my trainee program at Helvetia. Adriana Troxler, oikos Program Manager, conducted the workshop together with Kristina Nyzell, an expert on sustainability in the economy. Adriana introduced us to oikos, the LEAP program, and her work at the organization – I was immediately thrilled!

Out of a number of workshops I have attended so far, this workshop definitely stood out. I learned a lot about myself. I had the opportunity to think about how I can use my passion to benefit the environment and what concrete actions I can take to achieve that.

Since I have only known oikos for a short time, I don’t know very much about the organization yet. What immediately excited me, however, was the LEAP’s approach that you first have to be able to lead yourself in order to be able to lead others. oikos has taught me that in terms of sustainability, it is really important to start with yourself in order to be a role model for others. I think this is the mindset that each of us requires in order to ensure that we take care of our planet and life in a more sustainable way.

After the workshop, I decided to learn more about the organization and had a video call with Adriana.  When I told her that I had never met a person who really had a passion for economics, she said that this would change immediately. I am very much looking forward to getting to know all of you and to supporting oikos as a volunteer. For me, it is a great opportunity to grow personally and make a small contribution to your cause. Thank you for making this possible, Adriana.