From 27th to 29th October 2017, in Dobrinishte – Bulgaria, a Green School and Camp for waste management entitled “We esteem life” and workshop “WasteCreations” were conducted. The Green camp was intended to involve students from the primary education of the cross-border region of Bulgaria and Macedonia, at the age of 10 up to 15 years old.
Among the main objectives of the conduction of the Green School and Camp were raising the awareness and knowledge of the students from primary education in the cross-border area of Bulgaria and Macedonia on proper and efficient waste management. Thus, the initiative encourages joint efforts and development of environmentally friendly attitudes and practices among younger generations in the region.
The activities of the event focused on discussing waste management issues, environmental protection and how to achieve better quality of life through various interactive methods such as demonstrating educative movies, creative activities and activities in nature. During the three-day green school, the participants visited the “Regional Landfill for Municipal Waste” – Municipality of Razlog. What is more, an interactive Energy Independent House Model was demonstrated, using different types of renewable energy sources, innovative technologies and energy efficiency solutions.
The Green School provided a wonderful opportunity for students to learn, rediscover and confirm abilities and talents, develop skills, creative thinking and collective work, entertain and create new friendships all in one, in a different environment than the classroom. Thus, classroom was replaced by nature.
The event was organized in the frame of project "Cross-border partnership for environmental protection and quality of life - Waste EDU”, implemented by the Alliance of the Producers of Ecological Energy - BG and Center for Climate Change-Gevgelija, and co-financed by the European Union through the IPA CBC Programme Bulgaria – The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”. More information about the project, project’s initiatives and interesting news on the topic, can be found on the official Facebook page of the project.