On the last days of spring we decided to spend time on Silba, where together with numerous partners we decided to work on strengthening the communication and the connection with the local community. Our efforts and projects about marine habitats and organisms, on this small green pearl of the Adriatic, need the support of to local community so they could be as successful and sustainable in the long run.
Partners from NGOs Terra Hub Croatia from Zagreb and By the Ocean We Unite from the Netherlands hold an interasting lecture inspired by personal experience from the members of the NGOs : Marko Capek (Terra Hub) and Thomas (BTOWU) how to reduce plastic, especially single-use. The waste management system is problem on most of the Adriatic islands, like Silba. Silba unfortunately struggles with large quantities of plastic not produced on the island, but brought by strong winds and waves. But all efforts to reduce its use should lead to positive changes in the long run.
Along with the lecture to the local population and weekend visitors, interesting alternatives to platic products were presented to offer the participants a chance to start changing their habits and lifestyle that should result in less plastic, lower cost, and cleaner environment.
We are continuing our activities in Silba with the hope of a successful cooperation with all the islanders and those who love this island and are looking forward for its sustainable development!
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