21 May 2007

i support


A very nice recent campaign caught my attention - this year The Civil Society Gala gives all of us the possibility to help shape the Romanian civil society, by "adopting" an NGO - linking to it, promoting its projects, talking about them and so on. I think that's a really great idea, especially if all of us "adoptive parents" remember to keep an eye on the chosen NGOs.


I would adopt many of the featured NGOs, but i just thought that i should focus on one for the time being (and then maybe record podcasts with people from the other names on the list as well). And that one is The Ecology-Sport-Tourism Association (AEST). I like AEST because i somewhat perceive it as a sort of a gathering of planeteers (Captain Planet sense). They help form eco-volunteers, and i know how difficult, yet vital, this has become among the vast majority of young people. They have already formed over 600 eco-volunteers, who either developed their own associations, or they further collaborated in various eco-projects. And i strongly hope they keep on doing their great job (at this point, i am very tempted by the idea of becoming an eco-volunteer myself). Their projects for 2007 include:
  • 5 volunteer camps in Apuseni, Bucegi, Cozia, Piatra Craiului and Piatra Mare

  • eco-volunteer training courses, addressed to students

  • "Ecoturistica" educational magazine

  • implication, together with other organizations, in a vast campaign against the destruction of forests

Stay tuned for updates :).

6 comments:

camelia said...

It seems interesting, I'll check their website for more details.
That reminds me of the garbage near Silva Hotel in Busteni. Lots of people come there during the week-ends and never clean the place when they leave. Not to mention the smoke from the grills even such activities are forbidden. I even wrote a petition on domnuleprimar.ro and the mayor replied that it would be great if all people loved the mountain as much as I did. It looks like he doesn't care too much.

diana said...

i know what you mean. this weekend, while walking in the woods, i was actually wondering who do people throwing all that garbage believe to be responsible for collecting their mess ? but i guess they don't really care.

and what pissed me even more: i reached Postaarul peak, and i was sitting there to enjoy the landscape and breathe fresh air - and then, a bunch of young people came and the first thing they did was to light up a cigarrette. as soon as they finished smoking, they left, of course. that felt really bitter.

Cosmin said...

i totally despise them since they have spammed us, twice! i shall not adopt any NGO!

Anonymous said...

who spammed, and who are you ? since i know we did not received any complain on this subject...by the way i am the webmaster of aest's website... it seems to me like a personal vendetta or something like that...

diana said...

Cosmin is not talking about you spamming, but about the guys who developed the "Adopt an NGO" campaign :). He might be right, although i didn't consider their mails to be spam.

Anonymous said...

Mea culpa ! as long as their emails are sent to adresses from a database it could be considered spam...