With Earth Day just around the corner, what are the people of Dubrovnik doing to mark it?
Eco-Omblici (about which you can find out more by clicking here) is the only non-governmental, environmental organisation for children in Croatia. Founded in 1999 and registered officially in 2000, the association has 314 young members between the ages of 3 and 15 years. Known and loved not only in Dubrovnik and the surrounding area but also all over Croatia; Eco-Omblici are always the first in line when it comes to helping the environment with their motto: Tko, ako ne mi!? Kada? Ako ne danas!? (Who, if not us?! When? If not today!?)
Earth Day was first celebrated in 2,000 colleges and universities, around 10,000 primary and secondary schools and a great many communities across the US back in the year 1970, it is now marked across 192 countries and celebrated by more than a billion people worldwide. Coordinated by the non-profit Earth Day Network and chaired by the very first Earth Day organiser, Denis Hayes, the internationally respected Earth Day is now claimed to be the largest secular holiday in the world, promoting policy changes and more awareness of human impact on our planet.
With Earth Day being celebrated on the 22nd of April 2017, Eco-Omblici have organised a creative competition for kids on the topic ”How to help planet Earth?”. The group of eco-warriors call upon all young people, local and otherwise, to apply to join the competition. Young creatives can post their entries to the Eco Centre in Mokosica until 20:00 on the 21st of April 2017. The address is: (Zeleni Forum Eko centar Zeleno Sunce i Eko Omblici, 20236, Mokosica).