Let's Remove the Plastic from the Sea!

SEEP organization in partnership with the Municipality of Vlora conducted the activity

"Let's Remove the Plastic from the Sea" in implementation of the projects 1 - "Between the Adriatic and Ionian Sea" as part of the Mediterranean initiative "Beyond Plastic Med". 2 - "Let's Clean the Coast" as part of the "Let's Clean Albania" National Initiative 3 - "Communication Information on Environmental Policy for Sustainable Development" as part of the ECIM Environmental National Network.

The activity in nature was preceded by a wide campaign to inform and raise awareness of the citizens and decision makers about the dangers threatening nature and life on our planet from plastic, through local media, social networks, posters and discussions.

This initiative, in addition to the civil society activists, also included some exemplary business of the city, but also politicians and candidates responsible for the environment, important personalities of Civil Society and Environment in Albania at national level, professors of Tirana University, Naturalist Club students, REALD University in Vlora, Reuters Television, EDEN3 Television, Vlora NEWS, etc.

The activity moved from the square to the plastic-flooded beaches, where citizens resting there were also involved, and they asked the municipality to set up bins to throw their garbage. The plastic that was collected from the action went directly to recycling collection through the collecting society Emmaus Vlora with their carts and Albanian ARA Recyclers' Association who participated in this action. Even New York Hotel in Vlora was actively involved with its staff in cleaning beaches from plastic.

From this activity will be evaluated with certificate prominent volunteer citizens, businesses "Everest", "Hotel New York" and "Emmaus Vlora", the participant candidate for deputy of PAA under the sigle of PD, titled "Friends of the Environment"

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European Energy Day

SEEP Organization, in the frame of "Our Nature" project funded by the European Union in Albania through the program ACHIEVE of REC Shqipëri, on the occasion of the European Energy Day organized a visit in the City Forest with a group of youth to show the energy hidden in the biomass of the forest. There is a large amount of energy in the fallen leafs in the form of cellulose produced by the plants through the photosynthesis process with the sun energy. All this biomass is gradually dissipated in nature and all this energy goes wasted. The activity was carried out in close cooperation with the Protected Areas Administration.

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In "Nikolla Xhuveli" school of Narta

SEEP organization under the project "Our Nature" funded by the European Union in Albania through the program ACHIEVE of REC Shqipëri organized a meeting with pupils of ninth grade of "Nikolla Xhuveli" school. An educational discussion on nature values was held. There was also a documentary for the pupils. The youth were also acquainted with the Legislation on Hunting and Forest Moratorium. Posters were put in their school and leaflets were distributed to introduce them to the phone number where they can denounce cases of violations of the Moratorium.They had many questions, which were explained by the speaker. They expressed their willingness to contribute to the protection of our common nature.

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European Maritime Day

SEEP Organization in the framework of "Our Nature" project funded by the European Union Albania, Albania, through the program #ACHIEVE for Rec Albania, on the occasion of the European Maritime Day organized a guide in in Vlora Bay, island of Sazan with young activists of the organization.

Many of them had the first sailing experience, even though they live near the sea. They enjoyed not only the beautiful sea view but also swam in the crystal waters of Sazani beach in the Protected Areas where they were welcomed by the respective Administration which taught SEEP activists about the Sazan-Karaburun Marine National Park, natural and touristic values and its sustainable development.

The activity was realized in cooperation with EUIC Vlora.

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