All posts by Volonteri

12 Tips to SAVE the environment

We have all heard about the climate change and its horrible consequences. We normally feel useless and powerless to fight against it, but the truth is that every single one of us has a massive power and can really make a difference.  By making some easy changes in our daily life we can certainly help to save the environment.

#1 Use your car less. Walk, use your bike or public transport and if you really need to use your car, make an agreement with more people to share it. Websites like Blablacar are really useful for this.

#2 Minimize flying. When you can, use trains or buses instead of planes and when you really need to flight because of long distances try to look for direct flights.

#3 Watch the water. Simple gestures can save a lot of water and money: close the tap when you’re not using the water (while brushing your teeth, lathering your hair, etc), fix that leaky toilet, shorten your shower time, use dishwasher and washing machine when full, etc.

Continue reading 12 Tips to SAVE the environment

7 lessons I learnt traveling alone – Paula EVS volunteer

Traveling alone was something I had wanted to do for a very long time but never had the courage to actually do until October 2017. I really wanted to challenge myself, push myself out of my comfort zone and be able to succesfully manage myself in unknown places. So I took a decision I would always be glad for: I was going to travel around Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia by myself for a week.

I truly believe this kind of “adventures” are not only for experiencing them, but also for reflecting and learning from them in order to grow as a person. After evaluating the whole experience of my trip, these are (just some of) the lessons I learned while traveling solo:

Continue reading 7 lessons I learnt traveling alone – Paula EVS volunteer

“Plastic for Fabric” workshop with ESN Rijeka

“Plastic for Fabric” was an event that our EVS volunteers Paula and David (both from Spain) organized together with ESN Rijeka (Erasmus Student Network) for international students last November 25th in Rijeka.

In this workshop, our EVS volunteers taugh the participants how to recycle plastic bags in order to turn them into matresses for dogs in the local dog shelter. All the participants brought tones of plastic bags from home and got crafty in order to help the environment and the dogs, and we are really proud of them!

Continue reading “Plastic for Fabric” workshop with ESN Rijeka

Looking for EVS volunteers – 12 months

We are looking for 4 enthusiastic young European volunteers to work with us in our ecology and environment NGO. We would appreciate very much if, other than high level of motivation to work on “green” topics, young candidates to have interest in audio-visual fields so we welcome:

Photographer

Graphic Designer

Video wizard (producer and artist)

IT and all rounder

in the beautiful city of Opatija, in the coast of Croatia.

The main activities that the volunteers will perform are:

Continue reading Looking for EVS volunteers – 12 months

Ekološki sajam Opatija ove subote ponovo na opatijskom Mrkatu

Ekološki sajam Opatija ove subote ponovo na opatijskom Mrkatu i to s ponudom ljetnih i jesenskih ekoloških namirnica. 

 

U subotu, 23. rujna 2017. godine održat će se prvi jesenski Ekološki sajam ove godine. Ispred opatijske tržnice Mrkat od 8 do 13:30 sati okupiti će se dvadesetak eko certificiranih proizvođača koji će približiti svoje zdrave i ukusne proizvode građanima Opatije, kao i svim njenim posjetiteljima.

Continue reading Ekološki sajam Opatija ove subote ponovo na opatijskom Mrkatu

Žmergo traži sudionike za razmjenu mladih u Španjolskoj – “Closer to Europe”

Datum: 06.-15.11.2017.

Mjesto: Puente Genil, Španjolska

Udruga Žmergo, kao partner na projektu “Closer to Europe” unutar EU programa Erasmus+, traži 5 mladih osoba, od 18 do 30 godina, koji će od 6. do 15. 2017. sudjelovati na razmjeni mladih u gradu Puente Genil u Španjolskoj, predstavljajući Hrvatsku.

INFOPACK 1 – Closer to Europe

Continue reading Žmergo traži sudionike za razmjenu mladih u Španjolskoj – “Closer to Europe”

Drugo ljetno izdanje Ekološkog sajma Opatija oduševilo Opatijce i njihove goste

Ekološki sajam Opatija ponovo je, povodom Dana Grada Opatije, predstavio najbolje proizvode lokalnih OPG-ova i pritom oduševio posjetitelje.
U subotu, 22. srpnja 2017. godine, ispred opatijske tržnice Mrkat od 8 do 13:30 sati, 15 eko certificiranih proizvođača predstavilo je građanima i ostalim posjetiteljima sajma svoje zdrave i ukusne proizvode.

Ponuđeno je pregršt eko namirnica i proizvoda, a temeljem razgovora s proizvođačima, zaključujemo da je bogatstvo ponude razmjerno izvrsnom srpanjskom urodu. Unatoč toplom srpanjskom jutru, svježe i kvalitetne namirnice poput sezonskog voća, povrća, meda, mliječnih proizvoda, žitarica, kruha, ulja (maslinovo, bučino, konopljino i dr.), ljekovitog bilja, kozmetike te mnogih drugih zanimljivih proizvoda naših vjernih proizvođača, izamamili su osmjehe posjetitelja koji su nam složno poručili kako se vesele trećem ljetnom izdanju sajma. Naime, kraj kolovoza pruža novu priliku za obnavljanje prehrambenih zaliha ukusnim i zdravim proizvodima. Na sajmu se tradicionalno predstavila i Udruga Žmergo, a ovim putem Žmergovci Vas pozivaju da dođete i uživate u sljedećem izdanju Ekološkog sajma Opatija.