Green Home Marks Drim Basin Day with Educational Campaign

By , 19 Apr 2019, 11:33 AM Lifestyle
Green Home Marks Drim Basin Day with Educational Campaign NGO Green Home is marking Drim Basin Day at Ada Bojana, Photo by Antonela Stjepcevic

April 19, 2019 - NGO Green Home is organizing an educational camp for the fifth time marking the day of the Drim Basin. This year's camp will be held in cooperation with NGO Green Step from Ulcinj and with the support of the GEF project "Strengthening Cross-Border Cooperation and Integral Water Resources Management in the Widened Drim River Basin."

The theme of this year's education camp is plastic pollution and environmental impacts. The Camp will be held from 5 to 6 May at Ada Bojana, Ulcinj.
 
The celebration of the Drim Basin Day aims to educate citizens about the harmful use of plastic, but also the use of alternative products. In this regard, this action encompasses a set of educational activities such as an online campaign that involves the production of infographics on the subject of plastic pollution, the creation of short video material, holding placid beach bidders with the blue flag to encourage them to cease using single-use plastic products and the promotion of alternative products.
 
Intending to encourage citizens to reduce the use of plastic products and to promote alternative solutions from 18 to 23 April, is the action of PlasticFreeChallenge.
 
"We invite all interested citizens to join the competition by sending a photo of their example of action to reduce plastic waste generation," said Green Home's NGO.
 
Photos should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the Green Home FB site with a hashtag #PlasticFreeChallenge no later than 23 April.
 
Two of the most innovative responses to the competition will be awarded a two-day camp on Ada Bojana, while other participants will be awarded prizes of surprise.
 
During the training camp organized by NGO Green Home, participants will have the opportunity to learn more about plastic pollution, marine waste and the impact on the submarine world of life, the concept of the circular economy, as well as the techniques of resorting to nature. In addition to the lectures, there will be organized gatherings around the campfire with a presentation of films about the value of the Drim river basin, as well as cleaning the mapped location as the most problematic.
 
The goal of this action is to draw attention to the growing problem of plastics as one of the highest pressures on the Drim River basin. "It is known that the biggest threat to biodiversity after climate change is just plastic pollution. According to the available analyzes, the biggest problem is marine scrap and a small fraction of plastic - micro plastic which, through the chain of nutrition, also come to humans. It is known that about 50% of the waste found on the beach is just one-off plastic such as plastic straw, Q-tips, plastic cutlery, plastic bags, and cases," Green Home reminds us. More information about the Ada Bojana educational camp can be obtained by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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