The Yellow Frame is awarded as part of the comprehensive Sustainable Croatia project, implemented with the Office of the Croatian President, the City of Zagreb, the Ministry of Economic and Sustainable Development, and the project partners JANAF and RTL. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals, according to which the categories are divided, have been defined by the United Nations. The Yellow Frame highlights companies, individuals, associations, and institutions that have contributed the most to sustainability, developing knowledge in the country, protecting the environment, and human values in Croatia, reports HRT.
In the “Response to Climate Change” category, Mario Romulić and his family farm OPG Čudesna Šuma was awarded the Yellow Frame. As stated in the explanation, “Romulić is a world-famous photographer, and they also call him the good spirit of Kopački rit. He is a fighter against climate change, an ecologist, an advocate of healthy eating and food production, and a promoter and educator of coexisting with nature. He lives with his family on his eco-farm and family farm Čudesna Šuma, which promotes biodynamic agriculture; there are several wooden houses for birds as well as “hotels” for insects, composting sites – sustainable agriculture in full glory.”
Mario Romulić, who came to Zagreb for the award accompanied by his sons Ivor and Svebor, thanked everyone for the nomination and the expert jury for recognizing their dedicated work in nature and environmental protection. “Also thanks to all the friends, attendees of our workshops, associates, sponsors, our teachers, companions, and all those who support us and help us, as well as all those we inspire, and without whom this award would not have come to our hands, nor would it make any sense,” Romulić pointed out.
The Yellow Frame for Sustainable Development, Science, and Education in category 16 – Peace and Justice / Strong Institutions was awarded to the Osijek Center for Peace, Nonviolence, and Human Rights. Its Executive Director, Natalija Havelka, accepted the award.
“The Osijek Center for Peace, Nonviolence and Human Rights is an association of citizens founded in the turbulent 1992, encouraged by the circumstances of the war, with the desire to contribute to ending the war and building peace. The activities of its members are aimed at building peace, protecting and promoting human rights and freedoms, dealing with the past, providing free legal aid, and promoting creative methods of resolving conflicts at the individual, group, and political levels. He advocates conscious involvement in the construction of the European Union as a peace project and for taking responsibility for the common destiny of humanity and planet Earth. There is no alternative to peace, non-violent problem-solving, and respect for human rights,” the statement said.
“This year as well, we awarded the most valuable among you with the prestigious ‘Yellow Frame’ award. Among all the applications, it wasn’t easy to select only one winner per category who, with their work and efforts in sustainable development, education and science, made a special contribution to society. National Geographic continues to encourage individuals and associations to contribute to the preservation and survival of planet Earth and human civilization through 17 goals of sustainable development and invites you to apply next year and walk with us on the yellow carpet,” concluded National Geographic Croatia.
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