For the fifth time, the NGO Green Home has organized an educational camp marking the Drim basin day. This year the camp will be organized in cooperation with the NGO Zeleni Korak from Ulcinj and with the support of the GEF project “Strengthening cross-border cooperation and integral management of water resources in the extended basin of the Drim River”.
The theme of this year’s Drim Basin Day Celebration educational camp is plastic pollution and its impact on the environment. The educational camp will be held from May 5 to 6 at Ada Bojana.
With the aim of encouraging citizens to reduce the use of plastic products, especially single-use plastics, as well as promoting alternative solutions in the period from 18.04. – 23.04.2019. the PlasticFreeChallenge will take place.
We invite all interested citizens to participate in the competition by sending a photo of their own example of action aimed at reducing the generation of plastic waste.
Photos should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org or to the Green Home FB page with the hashtag #PlasticFreeChallenge no later than 23.04.2019.
The two most innovative answers of the competitors will be awarded with a two-day camp at Ada Bojana, while the other participants of the action will be awarded with surprise gifts.
During the duration of the educational camp, participants will have the opportunity to learn more about plastic pollution, the problem of marine waste and the impact on the living world of the sea, the concept of the circular economy, as well as techniques for coping in nature. In addition to the lectures, there will also be a gathering around the campfire with the presentation of films about the values of the Drim basin, as well as the cleaning of the location that is mapped as the most problematic.
The goal of this action is to draw attention to the growing problem of plastic as one of the major pressures on the Drim basin. It is known that the biggest threat to biodiversity after climate change is plastic pollution, and particularly sensitive ecosystems such as marine ones are the most affected. According to the available analyses, the biggest problem is marine waste and small fractions of plastic – microplastics, which certainly reach humans through the food chain. It is known that about 50% of the waste found on the beach is disposable plastic such as: plastic straws, ear sticks, plastic cutlery, plastic bags and cups.