The city of Zagreb is throwing away about 155 million kuna (about 21 million euros) on the Jakuševac landfill every year. Zagreb could turn that money to profit if only the City provided separate collection of different types of waste deposited there and then selling it on the secondary raw materials market.
Zero waste concept is both possible and feasible and brings many benefits to cities and municipalities, as evidenced by the excellent results of seven Croatian municipalities that acquired the status of Europe's best practices gathered by the Zero Waste Europe network last year. Zelena Akcija / Friends of the Earth Croatia is proud to contribute to their success as a national coordinator of the Zero Waste Europe Network and therefore we bring a brief overview of their work and progress in the past year and also invite other cities and municipalities to join them.
A press conference was held in Dubrovnik today for the international tour of the Italian ship Goletta Verde, organised by One Adriatic, a network of environmental organisations fighting for an oil-free Adriatic.
Zelena akcija/Friends of the Earth Croatia organised a regional event 'Balkan Youth Climate Movement' camp from July 25th until July 31st 2016 in the Solar Academy on the Island of Šolta, near Split, in Croatia. The purpose of the week-long camp for over 40 young people from Western Balkans and Turkey was to educate and build the capacity of young leaders in the region to be able to understand the results of COP21 and to advocate for climate justice.
The legal battle has ended after three years. The administrative court in Split confirmed what the 'Srđ je naš' initiative, 'Zelena akcija' and the experts were saying all along - the project of apartmanization of Srđ (hill above the city of Dubrovnik) is not acceptable for the environment.
After five years of campaigning against the construction of the harmful coal power plant 'Plomin C', we achieved a big victory! The Minister of Economy, Tomislav Panenić, has stated that the realisation of this project has been canceled. We are sure that after convincing arguments against the construction and the circumstances that occurred, the Government had no other choice but to stop 'Plomin C'.
A longtime environmental activist Toni Vidan, member of the European economic and social committee (EGSO), participated today in Bruxelles as a moderator on the panel ''Energy Union: local leadership driving the transition''
Zelena akcija/Friends of the Earth Croatia is happy to invite you to apply for the regional event 'Balkan Youth Climate Movement' camp, to be held from July 25th until July 31st 2016 in the Solar Academy on the Island of Šolta, near Split, in Croatia. The deadline for registrations is May 29th.
Yesterday (April 24th) in Ljubljana Friends of the Earth Croatia became a member of Zero Waste Europe, network that brings together national associations most actively working on the implementation of environmental waste management systems and assists in the activities of more than 300 cities and municipalities that have adopted the Zero Waste Strategy.