In order to better promote the so-called green economy and thus reduce environmental risk, the non-governmental organization (NGO) "Zupa u srcu" from Niksic has started the implementation of the project "Green Road". As part of the project, a mini solar dryer room from recycled materials will be constructed and ten households from Zupa will receive composting training, after which they will receive composting equipment.
"We will announce a tender to select ten households from Zupa. The project also envisages numerous other activities such as workshops and lectures in various areas of green economy, competitions for elementary students, analysis of the possibility of establishing a composting system in Zupa, and examples of good practice from the EU countries in the field of green economy will be presented, as said by Jovo Radulovic from "Zupa u srcu".
The project, funded by the European Union and co-financed by the Ministry of Public Administration under the FORS Montenegrin project "Green Economy for the Development of the Region", lasts for seven months and Radulovic hopes that they will succeed in contributing to increasing the application of green economy principles in rural areas in Montenegro. The value of the project is about six thousand euros.
“We aim to increase knowledge and awareness of the green economy and the use of household waste to develop green businesses and increase the use of green economy in households and the community. The results of a green economy in Europe and the world are leading to improvements in human well-being and social equality, significantly reducing environmental risks," said Radulovic.
The green economy is increasingly popular, despite its environmental and economic component, it has a social one - respect for workers' rights, the principles of gender equality and social inclusion. Research has shown that “green” jobs are one of the few that survived the transition and progressed during the global economic crisis.
Text by Svetlana Mandic, on September 6th, 2019, read more at Vijesti