Walk and Talk – Ideas for outdoor meetings
Tartu has established a Facebook page "Kõnni ja Kõnele" (Walk and talk) where people can share their experiences of outdoor meetings.
Actually, not only about outdoor meetings, but all good ideas how to make a working day more active, what is happening in the city that could be useful for physical activity or mental wellbeing, challenges that make people want to be more active, TedX talks or books to read etc.
Online meetings are possible, but outdoor meetings can be done face to face and this gives extra value to your working day.
Beside the posts that the pilot team members do we encourage citizens to share their own experiences of city environment. The most active members at the moment are schools and kindergartens who share what they do with their colleagues but also what they can do outdoors with the children.
For example a school teacher shared her experience of meeting her students during corona pandemic - even though there were opportunities to meet up online, she made it a priority to meet face to face with each of her student once every week. Doing it outdoors is safe regarding covid and it helps to recognize if the student needs some extra attention.
It is the same in adult world – online meetings are possible, but outdoor meetings can be done face to face and this gives extra value to your working day.