The project "Eco journalism for a clean environment", organized by ECOTIC together with the Union of Professional Journalists in Romania announces its winner.
Between May 3 and October 15, journalists and future journalists from all over the country submitted articles that present good practices in the field of environmental protection: from protecting biodiversity in the Văcărești Natural Park, to greening actions, festivals that took into account the component and companies that have made environmental protection a sustainable business. All this has shown a growing interest in environmental protection activities on the part of NGOs, companies, public and educational institutions and, last but not least, the general public.
The winning article, The House of Plants in the Country written by Mirela Lazurca presents an initiative of some young people from the Transylvania area, who want to bring back the plants from the spontaneous flora in the daily life of the Romanians. "Their effects are much stronger than those cultivated, and their strength increases as the environment in which they develop is clean, away from pollution and chemical fertilizers. There are many edible, curative, tinctorial plants that have almost fallen into oblivion and are patiently waiting to be rediscovered. ” is specified in the article. The only one of its kind in Romania, Casuta Plantelor is part of a European network of over 30 locations where all activities have in common the rediscovery of wild plants.
The prize, a state-of-the-art laptop, will be awarded to the winner of the XNUMXth edition of the Clean Environment Awards Gala in December.
Three other articles also attracted the attention of the jury and the public: Sălacea's "forehead"! and More than 6000 people from Oradea started to deposit waste in three distinct fractions, collecting plant waste separately, both written by Adriana Totorean, presenting good practices of separate collection in Bihor County and About Biodeck, a first step in the fight against plastic pollution in Romania written by Ioana Popescu, which describes a sustainable business model focused on the prevention of plastic waste by promoting ecological alternatives.
The "Eco journalism for a clean environment" competition is part of Ecotic's awareness-raising activities over time and aimed at the public of all ages and aims, in the long run, to create a network of environmental journalists animated by environmental values.
"We consider that highlighting good practices, little known to the general public, contributes to the development of a pro-active attitude of Romanians in the direction of improving environmental factors and efficient use of resources," says Valentin Negoiță, President of ECOTIC.