Sunday, 7 March 2010

Sunday, 21st to Friday, 26th February 2010: Hostetin & Brno – Czech Republic

Theme Based Event: Mind your future, mind the climate!

Mind your future; mind the climate brought together Climate Advocates from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Finland, Slovenia, Turkey and Greece for one “climate week”. The programme was based on non-formal education methods and included excursion in Hostetin, British parliamentary debate, communication skills, round tables public event and a media workshop.

In Hostetin we were accommodated in the educational centre - centre Veronica in Hostetin run by the Ecological Institute Veronica. Centre Veronica Hostětín is the first public building in the Czech Republic constructed in a passive standard, i.e. with minimum consumption of energy. In cooperation with the municipality, regional and other partners they have implemented several projects such as the Passive house, Biomass Heating, Solar collectors, Apple Juice Plant, Fruit Drying Kiln, Reed-Bed Sewage, Rural Landscape, and Saving Public Lighting. The Hostetin projects verify ecological technologies in practice and have result in saving more than 1,600 tons of emissions of carbon dioxide yearly.

It certainly worth visiting:

Next stop at Brno, Czech’s second largest city. The public round table was the event we were preparing from the start! Climate advocates discussed on communicating climate change to youth, to the public, to the community, to the media, to politicians.

The project was financed by the Youth in Action programme and the British Council.

Special thanks to Alena, Daniela, Bea and Jiri for organizing and implementing a fruitful week on climate change!

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