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Capitala creste Verde

capitalaPrimarul General al Capitalei, Sorin Oprescu, a prezentat strategia verde de dezvoltare a orasului Bucuresti, in cadrul conferintei ,,Capitala creste verde”. Conferinta a fost organizata in data de 10 aprilie 2009, impreuna cu Asociatia Green Revolution, si a avut ca invitati principalele companii si ONG-uri din domeniul ecologiei urbane. Scopurile conferintei  au fost prezentarea si analizarea principalelor probleme de mediu ale orasului, cat si de propunerea unor solutii viabile de rezolvare a acestora.
In deschiderea conferintei, primarul general Sorin Oprescu a prezentat Strategia Verde a Primariei, iar presedintele Green Revolution, Raluca Fiser, a vorbit despre ecologia urbana si despre implicarile acesteia la nivel individual si colectiv.
Solutiile propuse de specialistii invitati au fost fluidizarea traficului de pe arterele suprapopulate ale Bucurestiului, prin extinderea retelei de transport public, crearea de parcari noi pentru automobile, cat si acordarea mai multor drepturi si facilitati  biciclistilor.
Pentru combaterea poluarii,  invitatii au propus folosirea combustibililor alternativi si extinderea retelelor de colectare selectiva a deseurilor. In cadrul conferintei ,,Capitala creste Verde”, organizatorii si participantii au incercat sa raspunda si altor probleme de ecologie urbana. Printre acestea s-au numarat poluarea fonica, poluarea apei, praful.
Intrebari, cum ar fi  ,,Ce pot face impreuna autoritatile, companiile si societatea civila pentru ca viata in Capitala sa fie mai verde?”, ,,Care sunt investitiile urgente din domeniu?”, ,,Ce poate face orasul pentru locuitorii sai si ce pot face locuitorii pentru oras, pentru a se ajunge la mai multa verdeata pe cap de bucurestean?” si-au gasit o parte din raspunsuri in aceasta conferinta, iar autoritatile au identificat multe dintre problemele cu care se confrunta bucurestenii care, cu siguranta, isi doresc o capitala care “sa creasca verde”.

Who we are

GR_NOUVision

In the cities of Romania each citizen must enjoy a clean environment. Communities and authorities must support continuously the sustainable development of the urban environment.

Mission

In our urban ecology laboratory we place the quality of the environment at the heart of all the projects we develop.
We focus on two directions:

  • First direction: we contribute to the construction of a sustainable metropolis, by green education or by promoting alternative transportation.
  • Second direction: we support constructive dialogue between public and private sectors, civil society and authorities.
The concern for environment starts at small scale, from the people’s apartments, from the front of their buildings and from personal choices.
Raluca Fiser, President of Green Revolution
Map of Romania - projects 2014

National coverage of the association’s projects in 2014

Values
  • Creativity: we generate new ideas, we encourage change and we take calculated risks in developing sustainable initiatives.
  • Proactive and with impact in the society: we take note of the problems around us, from the ordinary citizen’s point of view, and we initiate activities to solve them. We do not wait for things to get solved on their own and we start from the root of the problem, generating sustainable results, with visible impact in the society.
  • Open and constructive attitude: we respect our partners, we are open to new ideas and initiatives; we believe that the best solutions come from team work, not individual work.
  • Equidistance: our interest is that of the cities’ inhabitants. We do not have political color or appurtenance.
  • The power of positive example: we believe that change is easier to accept by creating positive experiences.
Supported and promoted fields

In five years of experience, the Green Revolution Association has demonstrated that the imagination, energy and enthusiasm of a young team had the capacity to develop local and national projects with impact, visible, quantifiable outcomes. By its projects, the Green Revolution Association promotes and supports:

  • Green education and respect for the environment;
  • Selective collection of packaging waste;
  • Ecologic and economic transportation means and solutions: the use of bicycle as alternative transportation; execution of bicycle lane systems; electric vehicles;
  • Adopting an environmental responsible behavior amongst authorities, private and state companies; we support & promote green businesses, including the creation of green jobs;
  • Environmental legislative projects;
  • Healthy & eco life style: bio products, healthy food; eco solutions and equipment for large scale consumption; green buildings; reduction of raw materials and energy consumption (private and industrial).

 

Awards, nominations, juries
Energy Globe Award 2010/2011 – NATIONAL Award for Romania/European Excellence Awards 2011 – ,,Ecology and environment”, nomination/Green Awards 2010 – Best Green Third/Charity Sector Campaign Award, Top 3/PR Award 2010 – Silver Award, CSR section/ ECOTIC Award Gala for clean environment 2010 – Nomination/Civil Society Gala 2010 – Nomination/Jury participation, at Freedom House – “Young journalist of the year”/Jury participation, at the Civil Society Gala

 

Green IT&C

Green Revolution si Agora au organizat in octombrie 2008 conferinta Green IT&C pentru a atrage atentia ca solutiile verzi pentru birouri pot contribui semnificativ la rezolvarea problemei incalzirii globale care ne afecteaza pe fiecare dintre noi oriunde ne-am afla pe aceasta planeta.
Green IT&C a fost al doilea eveniment din seria conferintelor Green Revolution si a venit in sprijinul celor nevoiti sa recurga la solutii concrete pentru protejarea mediului, reducerea consumului de energie, apa si hartie, dar si reciclarea deseurilor IT&C. Indiferent ca ispita este legata de facturi mai mici la energie sau de dorinta de a lasa amprente modeste asupra mediului, participantii la eveniment au avut prilejul sa expuna cele mai verzi solutii. Nivelul emisiilor de dioxid de carbon provenite din industria IT a crescut alarmant pana la 2% din totalul emisiilor globale, atingand nivelul celor din industria aviatiei. 71% din managerii IT se declara “pro-verde”, sustinand ca firmele ar trebui sa depaseasca chiar si cererile guvernelor cand vine vorba de performante ecologice. Totusi, conform studiilor, costurile sunt principalul motiv care sta la baza inverzirii departamentelor IT.