That in this our beautiful country there are just as young, beautiful and talented people we all know, but when all these young people together into one organization and delight us with their ideas and activities carried out in order to preserve our beautiful nature and then you we must familiar with them.
Opatija association “Žmergo” was founded in 1994 and in 1998 and officially registered. Since then he has spent countless actions in order to educate citizens on environmental values. They say that: “During the implementation of other projects we encourage decision makers and institutions in the local community and the county to when making decisions comply with environmental laws, and directing the business sector on environmental innovation. The overall effect, we warned of the importance of civil society, as well as the need to involve associations as partners in planning and decision-making. At the county and state level Žmergo collaborates with various associations and promotes environmental values to different stakeholders “.
Today we present you one of the newer projects called “EAThink2015 – Eat local, think global ‘. The project runs from 1. January 2015 to 31 December 2017, and aims to at European students, teachers raise critical thinking and active involvement in the cause of global development, by focusing on sustainable food systems and small farms in Austria, Cyprus, France, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain and Croatia.
The project objective will be achieved through a variety of activities such as training teachers, creating school gardens in the schools involved in the project, school seminars on sustainable development and food business, international school competitions and many more. But what is most important to note is that the Association Žmergo just for this project has adapted two educational applications. Applications are made for smartphones, and are intended primarily for children and youth with a view to the adoption of new information, knowledge, skills and attitudes on the issue of food, agriculture and many other topics.
But what is most important to note is that the Association Žmergo just for this project has adapted two educational applications. Applications are made for smartphones, and are intended primarily for children and youth with a view to the adoption of new information, knowledge, skills and attitudes on the issue of food, agriculture and many other topics.
Free download is enabled for Android and iOS systems, are available and PC versions.
Links to download :
Although the focus of all projects association also actively leads his blog where you publish articles that are current, interesting and educational (http://eathink2015.org/hr/category/blog-hr/).
Although the projects and actions carried out by the Association really does have a lot, we had to exclude another project. The project “Green Cleanup” ie. On the National Campaign Green Cleanup – One day for a clean environment is focused on raising awareness of Croatian citizens about the importance of personal concern for the environment and is part of a global movement Let’s do it world! and shares of World Cleanup 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Results achieved so far:
The first action Green Cleanup conducted in 2012, with 41,558 volunteers, where is collected 3.746 tons of waste,
– another action Green Cleanup was conducted in 2013, with nearly 50,000 volunteers, when is collected 3,918 tonnes of waste,
– third action Green Cleanup was conducted in 2014, with more than 52,000 volunteers, when he collected 4,800 tonnes of waste
– 2016 Croatia for the first time joined the regional movement Let’s do it Mediterranean – Blue purge.
The association “Žmergo” as well as all its members and volunteers, inspired many to reflect on their behavior towards nature, and we hope that we have at least one reader of this article got me wondering about how he can turn and make a contribution.
Association can be followed on their Facebook profile https://www.facebook.com/zmergo their website http://zmergo.hr/ and contact them for any further questions!
You can read the article in Croatian here.
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