WHEN PEOPLE OF THE SAME TOWN DECIDE TO COOPERATE...
WHAT YOU CAN DO
We use principally closed groups in Facebook. One for every town. On the bulletin board and in the Event section you can give, buy, ask, offer, create! The Village comes to life!
Sell, borrow, give for free
SPECIAL EVENTS Do you like the Harley world? You love to paint? Gather people with your same passion and make an event.
NEW IN TOWN? Get in the group Smart village of your new town and in a minute you will not feel alone.
All people can bring ideas that could save money and protect the earth.
You could CARPOOL easily with no worries!
MULTICULTURAL Go around the world without leaving your sofa. Organize moments with people that have something to tell.
You need sometbody to walk your dog? You need a ladder for a couple of hours? JUST ASK!
SOCIAL EVENTS Go to visit your neighbors and organise an after party. No more boring winters.
YOU OFFER OR NEED WORK Use the group, is so easy and free.
SPECIAL MOMENTS You just came back from India? Do you like videogames? Share your passions, explain your trip!
WikiVILLAGE Like to know something about the past? Ask and you will find some answer.
SEARCHING FOR A HOUSE TO LIVE IN? Use the network in Smart Village and express your needs.
My tomatoes taste like tomatoes!
Don’t have a piece of land to cultivate? You like horticulture but you find yourself always with the weeds in the garden?
You can barter the use of a piece of land with an avid gardener or vice versa, using the bulletin board in FB.
SEEK / OFFER A PIECE OF LAND TO GROW: in exchange for maintenance or part of the produce and maybe even a few lessons on how to become horticulturists.
That’s not all: you have fruit trees that remain uncultivated, eggs, honey? Want to sell produce, but you're never home?
USE the bulletin board in Facebook, everyone will know what's fresh and local on the counter.
In ogni paese, ogni giorno, partono e arrivano tante auto spesso con un solo passeggero.
Il Car Pooling con Smart Village è possibile grazie alla coesione costruita nel gruppo e al fatto che tutti tornano nello stesso posto.
Ecco alcune delle infinite possibilità:
Sei fuori tardi e non ci sono più treni?
Ciao! Sono a Lugano. Qualcuno di Coldrerio è per caso in zona e farà ritorno nelle prossime ore?
Percorri la stessa tratta tutti i giorni per andare al lavoro?
Ciao, ogni giorno vado a Rivera. Parto verso le 7.15. Da Rivera parto di nuovo alle 18.00. Qualcuno è interessato all'andata o all'andata e ritorno?
Devi andare a Ginevra?
Ciao, dovrei andare a Ginevra entro venerdì. Qualcuno per caso è diretto da quelle parti?
Parti per Milano fra due giorni e vuoi ridurre i costi della benzina?
Ciao, fra due giorni parto alle 7.00 per Milano, zona Fiera, ritorno in serata. Ho spazio per tre persone.
Smart Village wants to take advantage of the contact between citizens of the same town or neighborhood to preserve the local memory that is lost slowly.
Would you like to become a documentary filmmaker for a day and tell, thanks to a video, a piece of history that will always be available to those who want to learn about?
Then we need you! Choose a subject of interest to you and tell a story, enriching it with images and people who will help us connect with the past, present and even the future.
Maximum duration of 30 minutes and must refer to a character or at least to something related to your town or neighborhood.
No matter how good you are, art has a totally subjective and personal beauty. The important thing is to participate in the Smart Village and try to make a contribution.
FB: SMART VILLAGE
Social networks are very useful to promote constructive contact between people.
Request friendship in the SV Facebook page for your town:
COLDRERIO: Smart Village Coldrerio
MENDRISIO: Smart Village Mendrisio
There isn’t one yet?
You can set it up yourself! See next section: Open yours
Want to give an object but you're not in FB?
Ask a friend on FB. He will do it for you.
YOUwould LIKE TO participate but would like to learn more about how to keep your privacy?
Smart Village promotes the constructive use of social networks. Contact us for more informations!
From virtual to real: for an easier and fun world!
Share our philosophy? Want to become a Smart Village "founder" for your town or neighborhood?
On this page you will find all the information to easily open a Smart Village in their own town or neighborhood and become part of the SMART VILLAGE INTERNATIONAL which promotes the spread of the Smart Village concept in the world and collects shared experiences that will become even more useful.
Step 1: CREATING A FB GROUP
The first thing to do is to create a closed group using a facebook profile. To be found by the search engine of Facebook it is necessary that the group name is in the format: Smart Village - name of the town or neighborhood (example: Smart Village Coldrerio) . To get the logo and all the necessary information, send an email to our address at the bottom of this page.
The group should be closed to protect the privacy of people who will join. Better to authorize all posts automatically without you having to do a filter because the spirit of the Smart Village does not include the idea of he "boss", but try to be as democratic as possible. To promote the development of the project, you should create a sort of “advisory committee", formed by the group creator and other people with whom you will be able to make decisions quickly.
Step 2: PUBLICIZE THE GROUP
Once you have created the group on Facebook you could advertise it with a flier which indicates the birth of the group, the main objectives, linking, for example, "Smart Village Coldrerio" and the URL of this page: www.smartvillage-planet. com.
Obviously it is also advisable to contact all the friends in the area, explain the concept and get help spreading the word.
The ideas for promoting Smart Village are endless: for example you could organize a launch event involving a rock band in the town or neighborhood.
Soon everyone will know of the arrival of the Smart Village!
Step 3: GROUP
The group should be started with at least a minimum of content and initiatives. The idea is that the group is self-ORGANIZING but first you have to set an example even with small things. Remember that participation in a Smart Village should not become a job for anyone nor a disproportionate effort, but a pleasure.
Facebook allows you to interact with others at any time with their own experiences, their own needs or otherwise. With Smart Village, you may discover, for example, that in the town or neighborhood there are many people who share your passion for music.