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Children for the happy Earth!

On Earth Day, over 800 children participated in a rich program of events organized by the Association for Environment, Nature and Sustainable Development Sunce. With the aim of informing, linking and acting, a visit to Split’s urban garden for young people, primary and secondary schools, competitions and the Eco Film Festival for the mature audience was organized.

On Wednesday and Thursday, 11 kindergartens and 1 elementary school visited the first Zelenpoje urban garden in Croatia where the Green Spirit Spiral and Sunce Association educators learned about plants in the garden, learned the basics of sustainable development, composting, waste separation and gardening. For the end of the visit, the children planted their seedlings, which will complement the already rich garden with a rod, hooks, apples, pearls, figs …

Friday morning was a sign of anticipation and celebration of the students from 14 schools participating in the contest “Before and After – Earth Day Students 2016″, which has traditionally been organized by the Sunce Association in collaboration with Čistoća Split d.o.o.

In addition to primary schools this year, high school students attended the competition. Sunce educators had a difficult task in choosing the winner because the students had very creatively and imaginatively edited the school environment, supplemented the separate waste collection grounds, created minor pieces of art from recycled materials and promotional videos for environmental protection.

All class projects were rewarded with educational books, while the best was awarded with a Green Day Tour organized by the Sunce Association.

1st prize in the category of elementary schools (lower grades) – Gripe Elementary School, project: Recycle – We are guarding Planet Earth !
1st prize in the category of elementary schools (higher classes) – OŠ Lučac, project: Can we make a picture book from waste?
1st prize in high school category – Split School of Crafts, project: Transforming waste into decoration

The Thursday was also marked with the beginning of the first Split Eco Film Festival in cooperation with Kinoteka Golden Gate and Green Action. After answering questions about real climate damage and the mysterious TTIP, Friday will offer information about Croatia’s potential for renewable energy sources and about ecological agriculture and permaculture as a peaceful revolution against the unsustainable system.

17:30 Delivering a Sustainable Future – Energy, 30 min
18:15 Permaculture seeds, 90 min

The colorfulness and joy is also expected at Prokurative on Sunday at 10:30 where, in cooperation with Roda Association, where we have already traditionally set up booths for sale of used children’s equipment, clothing and toys. Moms, daddies, aunts, brothers, toddlers – everyone is welcome!