The annual meeting of Eco-School coordinators was held in the Integrated Educational System for Natural and Social Sciences in Belgrade, on October 20th 2017. The Conference was attended by over 100 representatives of Eco-Schools.
After introductory speeches, choir from the institution “Srce u jabuci” from Pancevo had wonderful music performances which completed the atmosphere for the meeting to proceed.
Milena Tabasevic, coordinator of the Eko-paket project presented the results of the project and announced the new season of the Eko-paket project in Serbia.
Afterwards, Ljubica Naumovic held a presentation on renewability and sustainability in the Tetra Pak company, as well about importance and possibilities of recycling used Tetra Pak cartons.
Then the Green Flag awarding ceremony followed. Green Flags were awarded to 21 new educational institutions, 8 educational institutions got their second Green Flag and three educational institutions got their third Green Flag.
Eco-Schools National Coordinator, Aleksandra Mladenovic, pointed out that the number of Eco-Schools in Serbia is constantly increasing and that this year’s Green Flag winners have put great effort in order to improve the environment and to motivate local communities to concrete actions and changes in habits towards cleaner environment.
During the educational part of the Conference, prof. dr. Andjelka Mihajlov held a presentation about the consequences of mercury on human health and which food and products can contain mercury. She introduced to the participants the importance of the Minamata Convention on Mercury. (See ” Sve boje zivota” RadioTelevisionSerbia).
At the end of the conference, Eco-schools Coordinators addressed their experiences and achievements in the implementation of the Eco-Schools programme and Eko-paket project. Presentations were held by coordinators from: elementary school “Stojan Novakovic”, Blace, kindergarten “1001 radost”, Belgrade, elementary school “Rastko Nemanjić – Sveti Sava“, Nova Pazova, elementary school “Sveti Sava”, Pozarevac, elementary school “Dimitrije Todorović Kaplar”, Knjazevac, elementary school “Desanka Maksimović”, Gornji Milanovac, elementary school “Sveti Sava”, Cacak and College of Applied Studies in Management and Business Communication, Sremski Karlovci.
As always, the Conference was an opportunity to exchange experiences and to share many new ideas. We continue to take care of our environment through the Eco-Schools programme and the Eko-paket project.