What is WED – World Environment Day?
Green Economy: does it include me?
Well… yes –the time has come to come together as humans to appreciate our
environment and consider how we can help to protect it for the benefit of all
The main aim of the International Environmental Day is to remind us of our
“Existence”. It means the dependency of our planet Earth and our relationships and
responsibilities towards protecting, saving our oxygen, without which we can’t live.
We may have different opinions on various issues but on our Planet, the Environment
we shouldn’t. If we imagine that there is no Planet, no Environment, then there is
no need for discussions about fighting for comfortable living. We are just a single
drop of this entire ocean called the universe. All our actions are directly affect this
World and the Universe. We have almost irreversibly damaged our environment for
our selfish needs by thinking that we are the owners of this Planet. But we are just
Guests on this planet and we have so many responsibilities to save and protect the
place where we are being given only an opportunity to live in. If we are forgetting to
be good Guests and start doing damage as the owners, then this Planet will throw
us out by its disastrous effects caused by us which are beyond our control.
The World Environmental Day should serve as a reminder at least once a year not
only to raise awareness but also to compel us directly to ACT TO PROTECT THE
Did we answer to your question?
This month we are dedicating ПИГЕОН to promote a lifestyle of not throwing garbage
on the roads. ПИГЕОН team wants to share ideas and activities to make the world
a cleaner place!
Check it out now!
The possibilities are endless ….
Yours truly,
The editor,
Aurelija Rimkutė
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4..................The Endangered Cause of the Environment
6..................Dekupaž izrada
8..................Vintage, second hand and recycled clothing
10.................Pamuk ispred sintetike
14..................Volunteering for Legambiente
18..................ECO-friendly activities in Crna Kuća
20..................Volonterski kamp u Ruskom Krsturu
Editor and coordinator
Aurelija Rimkutė
Stefan Janjić
Jovana Srdic
Volonterski centar Vojvodine
Njegoševa 3,
21000 Novi Sad
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Sonja Bratić
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Kristina Marinković
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Daniela Pajić
Gabriela Sigeti
Jovana Srdic
Valerie Weidinger
Jovana Amidžić
Cover page
Gabriela Sigeti
ПИГЕОН 2012 June 3
The Endangered Cause of the Environment
Because we just love to appeal to your consciousness
What first comes to your mind when the
word ‘environment’ pops up? In the manner
of a popular demotivational poster, the
answers would probably go as follows:
Children: ‘It’s something our mum and dad
tell us we should preserve.’
amount of the pollution was established for
each of the countries and the percentages
of the decrease of the GHG emission in the
future for the sake of sustainability, so that
we could enjoy our beautiful blue planet by
2050, before things change irretrievably.
191 states have signed and ratified the
document what became to be known as
the Kyoto Protocol**.
General Public: ‘Important for the
community! Immeasurably! Something
should be done! Crap if it turns out I would What was one of the most significant
steps so far for the preservation of the
be the one to have to deal with it.’
environment worldwide, it soon became
People in Power: ‘Whatever the public jeopardized. One of the greatest polluters,
wants to be done, we’d definitely try to the USA, refused to ratify the Protocol,
and just months after ratifying it, Canada
appear as if we give a damn.’
walked out of it as well. According to the
Although we all agree, in theory, that the scientific research stated in the Protocol,
matter of preserving nature’s assets in the amount of the GHG emission of the
their existing form for otherwise we’re in USA constitutes 16% of all GHG emission
for it, the truth is that in practice we barely of the world, or 24.1 tons a year by capita.
bother to look around the neighborhood The similar goes for Canada, 23.2 tons per
for recycling containers, let alone actually capita. (EU countries, e.g., 11%, that is
do any recycling. Some would even assert 10.6 t per capita. China’s input is about
that there are people about town who 5%). The countries complained of the
wouldn’t give a second thought about predicted reduction of the growth of the
brazenly littering. A certain award-winning economy and that has been stated as the
documentary can testify on that*. But major reason for their unwillingness to
before we jump to conclusion that only participate. Thus the entire project has
people around these parts of the world are practically been rendered inefficient, since
oblivious of the waste basket, the problems it already was thought to impose modest
of the melting ice caps, nuclear waste, the and insufficient measures for the sake of
greenhouse gases, extinction of species the environment.
and dramatic climate shifts, I would better
stop here; constitute the problems of the Looks like one of those noble altruistic ideas
entire world. Problems so grave that some destined to await better days for a clearer
predict a world where our posterity would conception and realization to be distilled
wonder what the world was like before the in our minds, like the Occupy movement,
if I dare say. The black octopus of greed
WFW (Wars For Water).
spreads its ugly tentacles over the skies
So in the year of 1997, the member too, only in the form of gas.
countries of the United Nations held a
meeting in Kyoto to deal with the reduction Where does our country stand in this
of the pollution issue, particularly the equation? What is the X of our carbon
greenhouse gases (GHG), where the blueprint? No one can tell for sure; the
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researches are scarce and not systematically conducted, like in any other developing
country. There are great initiatives such as Očistimo Srbiju, which included people
throughout the country. There are also cases such as this spring’s flooding in Eastern
and Southern Serbia, where not a small number of people lose homes and properties
due to the lack of proper irrigation system maintenance, which plague us year after
Perhaps the conclusion might be to clean our own back yards before we set out to
change the world. Environmental consciousness is basically good upbringing and that
means it stems from domestic upbringing. Smaller chances are that a guy who’s used
to spitting out a chewing gum on the pavement would find himself involved in Očistimo
Srbiju. It is to this guy that I dedicate my photo of the gumwrapping paper printed and
distributed in the Očistimo Srbiju initiative, a symbol of the deep polarization in the
manic depression of Serbia that is called the preservation of the environment.
by Jovana Srdic
ПИГЕОН 2012 June 5
Dekupaž izrada
Dekupaž ili DECOUPAGE je reč nastala u 20. veku i dolazi od francuske reči „decouper”
koja u prevodu znači „iseći”, „isecati”. Sama tehnika rada sastoji se u isecanju i aranžiranju
delova papira i njegovom lepljenju na obojenu ili drugačije pripremljenu površinu, te
lakiranju. Kada se tehnika izvodi na tradicionalan način, onda uključuje nanošenje čak
30 do 40 slojeva laka i papira koji su šmirglani svaki posebno da se dobije mek sjaj i
trodimenzionalnost slike.
Tehnika je na prostor Evrope dospela u 12. veku iz Kine (!) gde su kineski seljaci
upotrebljavali papir živih boja za dekorisanje prozora, lampiona, kutija za poklone i dr,
a još dublje korene vuče iz istočnog Sibira.
Dekupažom možete dekorisati bilo koji čvrst objekat. To može biti drvo, staklo, metal,
karton, keramika, pa čak i platno. U dekupaž spada i „salveta tehnika“ koja umesto
papira koristi salvete.
Potreban materijal i alat je:
• predmet koji ćete dekorisati
• slike koje ćete lepiti (to mogu biti vaše fotografije, isečci iz novina, pisani tekstovi,
odštampani motivi, razglednice, salvete, pa čak i tekstil i čipka, ili posebna vrsta papira
za dekupaž koji se može naći u hobi prodavnicama)
• alat za sečenje – oštre makazice
• lepak (postoji posebna vrsta lepka za dekupaž koji je ujedno i lak koji služi i kao
gornja zaštita , akrilni bezbojni lak)
• dve pljosnate četkica jedna za nanošenje lepka , a druga za nanošenje boje
• akrilna boja za podlogu (za dekupaž salvete koriste se svetle boje, a najbolja je
Postupak izrade:
• Pripremite sav potreban materijal pre početka rada, kao i objekat koji ćete
• Obojte predmet ako je potrebno akrilnom bojom
• Isecite motive koje ćete lepiti na izabrani predmet. Standardne salvete imaju tri sloja;
u dekupažu se samo prvi koristi, na kom je slika.
• Složite isečene slike u željenu formu pre lepljenja
• Nanesite lepak na površinu predmeta u tankom sloju i jednako ga razmažite (nema
potrebe da ispod salvete stavljate lepak jer on lakiranjem prolazi kroz salvetu i stiže do
• Motiv pažljivo zalepite na željeno mesto i obavezno istisnite sav vazduh ispod njega.
• Četkicom umočenom u lepak od sredine mazati prema krajevima, pri tom vodeći
računa da ne pokidate motiv.
• Kada je suv i poslednji sloj koji ste naneli, prelakirajte.
by: Kristina Marinković
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Dekupaž workshop
May, 2012
Njegoševa 3
by Ivana Volf
Vintage, second hand and recycled clothing
Današnja moda, u kojoj je skoro sve zastupljeno i dozvoljeno, savršena je prilika u kojoj
možemo praktično primeniti našu razvijenu ekološku svest. Kako je veoma moderno
nositi vintidž i redizajniranu sekend-hend odeću – u mogućnosti smo da doprinesemo
štednji resursa tekstilne proizvodnje. Možemo izgledati šik i pozitivno delovati na
prirodni okoliš. Stara a očuvana odeća neće završiti na đubrištu, a nećemo koristiti u
velikoj meri nove resurse.
A svima je poznato da se ranije odeća pravila kvalitetnije – tako da traje duže. Zašto se
i mi – danas – ne bi odevali kvalitetnije?! Slobodni ste da kombinujete – nema razloga
da se ustručavate.
vintidž – bajkoviti old fešn
Ne treba mešati vintidž sa retro modom ili odećom iz sekend-henda.
Vintidž se odnosi na specijalne odevne komade proizvedene od 1920-te pa sve do
nekih osamdesetih godina dvadesetog veka. To je odeća iz navedenog vremena i, ako
imamo sreće, naći ćemo je u ormanima naših baka i deka ili roditelja. Nešto malo od
toga pronaći ćemo i u sekend-hend radnjama, mada postoje i specijalizirane vintidž
radnje u kojima imamo odabrane komade od kojih čak neki imaju i veoma visoku cenu.
Kod nas takvih radnji, nažalost, nema u nekom većem broju, ali u inostranstvu – Evropi,
Americi, veoma su zastupljene. Posebno se ističe Pariz kao mesto za vintidž šoping, ili
pak Amsterdam. Možete i na internetu pronaći mnoge od njih i naručiti svoj komad.
Vintidž komadi odeće bi, po pravilu, trebalo da budu kvalitetni, neki čak i od poznatih
tadašnjih brendova i da spadaju u retkost – znači ograničenog broja. Moraju imati taj
„haj kles” šmek – u suprotnom to i nije vintidž, već samo sekend-hend. Tu sem odeće
spada i sav aksesoar kao što su tašne, novčanici, nakit, rukavice, šeširi, suncobrani,
lepeze, a naravno i nezaobilazna obuća. Ako ste pomalo romantični u duši ili vragolasta
pin-ap devojka - savršeno ćete se uklopiti sa ovom, pre svega ženstvenom kategorijom
odeće. Prvo preturite sve ormane, tavane i podrume kod svojih rođaka a ako im moda i
nije bila jača strana možete se uputiti i u neku od ovakvih radnji, nećete se pokajati.
retro moda
se, za raliku od vintidž , zapravo odnosi na nove stvari koje imaju izgled ili stil iz
prošlih vremena, kao kopija nekadašnjeg stila ili neke varijacije inspirisane prošlošću.
Pogrešno je novoproizvedene komade starinskog izgleda zvati vintidž. Mnoge modne
kuće pogrešno koriste ovaj naziv kako bi promovisale svoje nove retro linije.
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sekend-hend ,
Kao što i samo ime kaže, predstavlja stvari iz „druge ruke”. Sve ono što je neko nekad
nosio, a zatim odbacio, prodao ili poklonio. Sekend-hend radnje su kod nas već dugi
niz godina zastupljene i sve ih je više, tako da je lako doći do „novog” komada odeće.
Naravno, tu je i nezaobilazni novosadski „Najlon” na Klisi, gde preko vikenda možete naći
raznovrsne komade – bitno je samo da stignete u što ranijim prepodnevnim časovima
jer je gužva velika dok se dame bore za najbolje „krpice”. Za razliku od „Najlona”
gde su vam izdržljivost i strpljenje neophodni, kao i spremnost da „zaronite” u brda
razbacane odeće - u sekend-hend radnjama ipak imate veći komfor, ali možda i manji
izbor. Pa, srećno!
živimo u veoma kreativnom vremenu kada su slobode u modi najveće i moguće je
praviti najneobičnije kombinacije. Kombinovanje vintidž i futurističkih odevnih predmeta
kao jedan zanimljivi primer. Štreberski izgled – koji je takođe sve popularniji, a prate
ga prepoznatljivi aksesoari - različiti oblici naočara i zubnih proteza, jeste ono što sve
češće viđamo po ulicama i časopisima. Ono što je nekad označavalo ružno pače danas
je nešto što pojedinca izdvaja kao nekog sa posebnim stajlingom . Giks / hipsters –
novi urbani modni talas.
Rijuz & risajkl kao modni stil, ali i novi biznis
Sve je više kreativnih pojedinaca koji bogate svoje ormane sopstvenim kreacijama
nastalim korištenjem stare odeće upotrebljene za stvaranje novog odevnog predmeta.
Da li su na starom komadu zamenjeni samo detalji u obliku dugmadi, aplikacija, cibzara,
dodavanjem nitni ili obruba, traka, šljokica ili se radi o totalnoj promeni funkcije pretvaranju haljine u suknju, košulje u haljinu, pantalona u tašnu - nije bitno . Sve su
to originali/unikati – oživljeni komadi više nenošene odeće. Možda od nečeg što ste jako
voleli da nosite (a sada vam više ne stoji taj broj ili kroj) možete napraviti nešto drugo
i opet ga uvrstiti u svoj voljeni orman.
Ovakav redizajn i risajkl starih komada sve je više zastupljen i kao privatni biznis. Ima
dosta malih privatnih modnih kuća koje proizvode i prodaju ovakvu odeću i aksesoar - i
to kao prestižnu, skupu robu. Platiti originalan, unikatni komad koji ćete samo vi imati
ne moze biti jeftin. Sem ako ga, naravno, sami ne napravite.
Pravo je vreme da kupite mašinu za šivenje i naučite da šijete ili da se združite sa nekom
iskusnom krojačicom. Kada jednom počnete da stvarate odeću po svojim željama teško
ćete odustati od toga a vremenom ćete biti sve veštiji i ideje će vam biti raznovrsnije.
Dovoljno je da naučite kako nešto da skratite i porubite, pa zatim suzite… a kombinacije
su beskonačne. Male izmene - velika promena.
U slučaju da niste vični prepravkama ili vam se ne nosi nešto staro – nemojte bacati
takvu odeću. Možete je pokloniti siromašnima, prodati preko neke od zastupljenih vebprodavnica ili ustupiti nekom sekend-hendu…
by: Gabriela Sigeti
ПИГЕОН 2012 June 9
Pamuk ispred sintetike
Lan je svakako jedan od najboljih
prirodnih materijala s obzirom na to da
je njegov pozitivan uticaj na čovekovo
zdravlje i naučno dokazan. On ne iritira
kožu i dokazano povećava imunitet.
Nošenje lanenog veša ubrzava zarastanje
dekubitisnih rana i otklanja mnoge oblike
kožnog ekcema. Gusta lanena odeća odbija
Pamuk, svila, vuna i lan predstavljaju skoro ceo spektar UV zračenja, a lanene
prirodne materijale odeće koji pozitivno zavese smanjuju nivo statičkog elektriciteta
utiču na čovekovo zdravlje i bezbedni su, u prostoriji. Lan je jednostavan za pranje
ali u drugu ruku mogu biti vrlo nezgodni za i dugo traje. Međutim, brzo se gužva i
skuplja se posle pranja.
Dok kupujemo, veliku pažnju posvećujemo
kroju i dezenu odeće, a o samom materijalu
odeće retko razmišljamo. Da li ste ikad
pomislili da su određene vrste materijala
štetne za zdravlje i okolinu i da li ste se
zapitali na koji način nastaju materijali od
kojih se kroji odeća poslednje mode?
Pamuk se dobija iz biljke pamuka,
preradom ploda cveta pri čemu nastaju
pamučna vlakna različitog kvaliteta. Pamuk
je poznat po tome što je veoma udoban,
dobro obezbeđuje toplotu i upija vlagu.
Njegova mana je ta što se tokom pranja
nepovratno skuplja.
Dobijanje svile
Vuna se dobija preradom ovčije vune i
njena najveća vrlina je što dobro greje.
Takođe, sporo se prlja, vrlo malo gužva i
jednostavna je za održavanje. Međutim,
čista vuna nije baš najudobnija, može se
desiti da „bocka” i vrlo često može da
izazove neke alergijske reakcije na koži.
Svila, najfiniji materijal,dobija se od svilene
bube koja se za vreme dok je učaurena
ubija i zatim se njena čaura preradjuje i
izdvajaju se svilena vlakna. Ovaj proces
je vrlo dugotrajan i zahteva dosta truda,
stoga svila svakako predstavlja jednu od
najskupljih tkanina. Ovaj materijal, vrlo
cenjen u svetu, veoma je nezgodan za
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Kao što se može
vrlo često je nezgodna
za održavanje, stoga
i sintetičkh vlakana)
materijali su popularni kod proizvođača možda vise nego
prirodni, jeftini su i dostupni samim tim široj populaciji.
Nastaju u procesima topljenja i uvrtanja. Sintetičko vlakno,
sastavljeno je od molekula, koje je u potpunosti stvorio čovek,
polimerizacijom prostih struktura. Poliamidi, akriloni, poliestri,
predstavljaju glavna sintetička vlakna. S obzirom na to da
nastaju u laboratoriji, ovi materijali itekako mogu biti štetni
po čovekovo zdravlje. Naime, nesumnjivo je da kroz sintetičku
odeću koža ne moze da diše i to izaziva preterano znojenje i
alergije. Mnoga istraživanja su pokazala da hemijske supstance
(ftalati) koje se dodaju plastici u fazi proizvodnje sintetike, ne
bi li ona omekšala, izazivaju hormonske poremećaje.
Dobra strana sintetičkih materijala je ta sto su „eko-frendli“ , ne
utiču na prirodne resurse i mogu se reciklirati. Eksploatacijom
prirodnih materijala ugrožava se ekološka ravnoteža, stoga
se proizvođači tekstila svakako trude da što je moguće više
unaprede i usavrše sintetičke materijale što se tice estetike,
ali i svojstava. Što se tiče pamučne odeće i one od prirodnih
materijala, pokrenute su mnoge kampanje za tzv. biolške
matrijale gde se kod uzgoja sirovina za izradu materijala
odustaje od korišćenja umetnog gnojiva i pesticida. Na taj
način, utiče se na očuvanje životne sredine, ali i zdravlja ljudi.
Svetske kompanije za proizvodnju odeće, kao na primer C&A i
Zara deo su ovog projekta. Trenutno biološki pamuk predstavlja
(nažalost) još uvek manje od 1% svetske proizvodnje pamuka.
Ali, sve više i više prodire od sporednog proizvoda na masovna
tržišta. Bitan razlog tome je pojačana svest potrošača za
ekološko uzgojenu i proizvedenu odeću.
by: Daniela Pajić
ПИГЕОН 2012 June 11
A report from LVS
Lokalni volonterski servis (LVS) počinje sa svojom
novom fazom podržanom od strane grada Novog Sada,
koja će se odnositi na podizanje kvaliteta volonterskih
programa organizacija/institucija primenom znanja iz
volonterskog menadžmenta i angažovanje volontera
na adekvatnim volonterskim programima. U okviru
toga isplanirane su promotivne aktivnosti koje će
se realizovati u srednjim školama i na fakultetima u
Novom Sadu. Putem raznovrsnih tematskih radionica
i prezentacija, mladi će se upoznati sa osnovama
volonterizma, njihovim pravima i obavezama i
korišćenjem Internet portala.
Svi mladi koji su
zainteresovani za volontiranje, mogu se već sada
registrovati na internet portalu i napraviti svoj profil.
Oficijalni sajt internet portala je www.volontiram.rs.
LVS team - Nevena Aleksić and
Jelena Amzirkov
centra Vojvodine).
Molimo Vas za još malo strpljenja, jer će uskoro biti
objavljene prve volonterske pozicije na koje ćete moći
da se prijavite u skladu sa svojim interesovanjima.
Sva dešavanja će biti objavljena putem socijalnih mreža
(Facebook, Twitter, kao i oficijalnom sajtu Volonterskog
Očekujemo Vas u što većem broju!
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IT-SCI 6.7: Collemaggio - L’Aquila
July 7th until July 21st
Topic: Environment
The project will take place in Collemaggio, a park adjacent to the city center, where
was the former psychiatric hospital. After it closed down the area became the property
of ASL, now there remain only few facilities and buildings in a dilapidated state. After
the earthquake, two associations have worked on the recovery and enhancement of the
area: one is a day center with activities carried out by the association “180 Amici”. The
other one is Casematte, with the Committee 3e32, which deals with dozens of social
activities. Together they have created a path of discovery and exploitation of the park.
Volunteers, together with the activists of 180amici and 3e32, will clean the park, monitor
the tree species, put signs etc. in order to recover the historical memory of the place.
They will also organize cultural events to enhance the social function of Collemaggio,
which is now even more vital in the face of great need for gathering places and social
spaces, due to the closure of the center.
Study Theme: The history of L’Aquila is marked by a series of devastating earthquakes
and subsequent re-foundation: in the fourteenth century, in the eighteenth century,
and finally 6 April 2009, when a shock, at 3:32, 6 on the Richter scale destroyed the
city and most of the villages and surrounding municipalities. After almost three years,
the reconstruction process is hard: the historical center and the buildings are still
red zones and the region’s economy is in deep crisis. Volunteers will visit the area to
become aware of the real situation of post-earthquake
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Volunteering for Legambiente
Legambiente is the biggest environmental
organization in Italy. It is a network of
many local groups and people which
share common values and interests in
protecting the environment, and even
more for solidarity and equality in society,
for protecting cultural heritage, voluntary
work, for a better understanding between
different generations and many other
My EVS for Legambiente Padova started
on March 1st and I stayed there until the
end of January. In the past, Legambiente
Padova was working a lot on agricultural
issues, but in the last five or six years
the priorities became renewable energy,
mobility, urbanism and conservation and
promotion of the monuments in the city. In
the last couple of years, the organization
had very good results in increasing
usage of renewable energy in the Veneto
region (North-Eastern Italy), specifically
photovoltaic energy.
level, what we can improve in order to have
a good environment, less pollution and,
generally, a more pleasant place of living.
My usual task is to look for good practices
in an environmental field in Europe which
can be applied here in Padova. So far I
have finished one research on the benefits
of using hybrid buses in public transport
in cities, one research about possibilities
of investments in renewable energy in the
countries of former Yugoslavia and one
research about good mobility practices
in Europe is in progress. There are also
many street actions and events which
we organize in order to promote usage
of renewable energy, cycling and more
sustainable lifestyle. Also from time to time
we participate in regional and international
campaigns on environmental topics.
This EVS project is also regional, with
six more volunteers in Legambiente’s
environmental centres in the Veneto region,
so it is also nice to meet them and work
with them from time to time. During this
My main activity as an EVS volunteer summer, I will be a leader on Legambiente
is scientific research work on different international voluntary camps, which were
environmental topics. Legambiente has one of my favorite activities in VCV for the
applied the well-known proverb “think past couple of years, so I’m really looking
globally act locally” very well, so we always forward to this. And it will be nice to go out
look for what we can improve on the local of the office and replace the busy city life
with fine weather
in nature.
Padova is a great
place to be, it is a
university city with
a lot of Erasmus
events in the city,
programs, so it
against coal
power plant in
Veneto region
offers great social life. The city has got
really beautiful architecture; the nice
market squares in the center are especially
nice, which during the evenings become
meeting places for young people and
concert venues very often. Padova is also
a home of one of the most beautiful public
squares in Europe, Prato della Valle, and
the oldest botanical garden in the world.
What is great is that bicycle is probably
the best option for transport in the city,
because everything is very easy reachable
by bike.
It is well known that Italy is a country
with amazing cultural heritage and nice
natural spots. The cities have so much to
offer, with so many beautiful buildings,
museums; some have really nice green
areas. But also if you go to some small
village, especially in the Alps, it can be
an amazing experience. Of course, food,
coffee and wine are amazingly good here.
In the end I would like to use this
opportunity to encourage young people in
Serbia to take part in the EVS program.
Apart from being a great social and
intercultural experience, if you manage to
connect it with your education and previous
experience, it can be a great educational
program as well.
Greetings from Padova
by Marko Ikonić
Message for Copenhagen
samit from Piazza San
Marko in Venice
In the last month’s edition of the ПИГЕОН we presented to you an international working
group of Service Civil International – YUWG. This month we wish to show you the work
of another working group – GAIA. This is our youngest working group. It is a platform for
activists of SCI and partner organizations founded with the aim to express and to share
their activities and best practices regarding environmental sustainability. Following this
the activists focus on the topics of sustainable development and climate change. These
topics link to central ideas of SCI by raising awareness of the relationship between
sustainable living and peace and social justice within and outside of the organization.
The main function of the group is to share information and facilitate cooperation within
the SCI network in this particular field.
To manage these tasks the activists have started a blog and published a newsletter –
http://createaclimate4peace.blogspot.com and http://issuu.com/sciint/docs/gaiazine_
5?mode=window&backgroundColor=%23222222. In these two media forms it is easy
to follow the activities of the group and also get updates on the international events and
campaigns concerned with the topic of environment and sustainability. Both report about
the groups’ activities, like the GaiaMicroGrant, and also about international events like
the Rio +20 (you can find more details on the blog). Furthermore, the group promotes
good practices, like that of a group of peasants in Latin America from different countries
who synchronize their struggle against the multinational companies and corruption
Parallel to this, GAIA created the category of “Green camps” as a way of linking the
different workcamps concerned with sustainable development and climate change within
the branches and partners of SCI. The activists also participate in climate campaigns
and in the United Nations negotiations about climate change. It participated for example
on an Eco Bike Tour in Bulgaria in 2005, as you can see in the picture below.
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weekend workcamp
in Sri Lanka
One of the ways GAIA supports projects in SCI is the GaiaMicroFund, as mentioned
above. The fund gives branches and partners the possibility of realization of the small
projects within the thematical field of the working group. One of the examples that took
place in 2011 was a weekend workcamp on Sri Lanka, which connected environmental
protection and intercultural understanding. Local volunteers from different backgrounds
– Tamil, Muslim and Sinhala – and volunteers from abroad – Finland and Sweden –
together cleaned a part of the beach, in which turtles lay their eggs.
By Valerie Weidinger
SE-IAL 6.4: Vegetarian Cooking in Ecovillage, Visby
July 24th until August 7th
Topic: Environment
Suderbyn Permaculture Ecovillage is a 4-year old collective ecovillage initiative being built
up on the island of Gotland in the middle of the Baltic Sea (www.suderbyn.se). It is an
example of simple and sustainable living. The ecovillage is hosting an international training
course on volunteering in ecovillages. The workcamp will prepare food for the training
participants, community and other volunteers, partly cooked from fresh vegetables from
the gardens and wild food from nature.
Preparation of vegetarian and vegan meals in a simple outdoor kitchen together with local
work leaders and other international volunteers.
Study Theme: Vegan and vegetarian cooking, philosophical and practical aspects,
permaculture and vegetarian cooking, wild foods, solar cooking and preservation techniques
with various guest speakers.
Requirements: Strongly interested in ecology, non-violence, simple lifestyle and collective
living desirable. Vegetarian cooking skills especially welcome.
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ECO-friendly activities in Crna Kuća
You may know Crna Kuća as the place of numerous music concerts where you can buy
cheap drinks and hang out with friends. Apart from that, what else CK can offer to you
is going to be explored in this article. The talk is about events on eco-friendly subject
Overall, I would like to introduce eight workshops, which take place in eight consecutive
days in June and are realized with the intent to support and build Women’s creative
space (Zenski kreativni prostor). The participation fee for each workshop is 500 RSD,
and all incomes are used for the purposes of the workshops.
The topic on 3rd June will be for all the participants in the spirit of jewellery which is
going to be be made of beads and metal. Soon after, on 4th June, participants will learn
how to make dolls of textile. 5th of June is also dedicated to toys – this time to crochet
’’amigurumi“, especially to those who do not know how to crochet. For the following day,
you need to bring an old useless t-shirt or another piece of clothing which you would
one like to recycle and redesign to wear it again. Another jewellery-creating afternoon
is going to take place in CK on 7th June, however this time with polymer clay using
transfer technique. On 8th of June, the participants can look forward to learning one
traditional ethno craftsmanship of wool-press whose roots could be traced up to 13th
century. A similar activity is held the day after – weaving is held on 9th June. On the
last day of workshops, we finish with sewing of bags using old trousers and skirts.
For all of those interested not only in these
various workshops but also in good-class
concerts, it’s worth to keep checking the
program on www.ck13.org/ so as not to
miss any great opportunity to have a fun
and to be creative!
by Kristýna Moriová
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August 11th until August 25th
Topic: Environment
CLEAR - Centre for Learning, Education, Awareness & Revival is committed to quality
non-formal education and training. CLEAR provides training for young people, youth
workers and adults. CLEAR’s values and principles are equality, social justice, sustainable
development and intercultural understanding. CLEAR is creating a training centre in
County Wexford. The permaculture and sustainable development approach is a core
element of the organisation.
Volunteers will work on a property that will be made in a training centre, the buildings
consist of a house, a barn and cow shed. The work includes clearing and laying pathways
around the site, preparing a kitchen garden by building raised beds, clearing and sorting
materials for recycling, building a pond for wildlife, collecting seaweed lying on the
shore and starting to lay out the main field as per permaculture plan.
Study Theme: Permaculture and sustainable development.
Requirements: This project would suit anyone interested in learning about hands-on
permaculture, sustainable development and sustainable living but CLEAR are open to
anyone who supports their principles and values and is an open minded person who
would enjoy the work.
»HERSTORY OF BRA AND KNIFE«, 21.-29. October 2012
Theatre training course for women victims of war violence and ethnic conflict!
We invite women, immigrants and TO practitioners, to the international and
interdisciplinary workshop, held in October 2012. Workshop aims to empower women
victims of war & ethnic conflict violence, refugees and immigrants all over Europe,
and bring their stories that lack of public attention and sensibility back to front with
the support of engaged art, including performance, poetry and photography. Final
performance, created by women, will be presented to public on 28.10. 2012.
CONTENT OF THE WORKSHOP: Aesthetics of the oppressed, Woman(hood): myths and
realities, Theatre for social change, Poetry and war
Svetlana Slapšak, Manca Juvan Hessabi, Nena Močnik (Slovenia), Dijana Milošević (DAH
Teatar Serbia), Irmgard Demirol (TdU Austria)
Final performance will be directed by Dijana Milošević (DAH TEATAR & Women in black
Initiative, Serbia)
There is no participation fee. Travel costs, accommodation & full board for
participants will be fully reimbursed!
For more info - you can get on www.cityofwomen.org; [email protected]
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Volonterski kamp u Ruskom
I ove godine će se održati volonterski kamp
u Ruskom Krsturu od 15. do 29. jula, ali prvi
put samo na lokalnom nivou, bez inostranih
Ovogodišnji kamp je planiran da bude
festivalsko–radni, a učestvovaće oko 30
volontera iz Srbije (20 iz mesta naseljenih
pretežno Rusinima, a 10 iz ostatka Srbije),
kao i domaći volonteri iz Ruskog Krstura.
Prva polovina kampa je rezervisana za
pripreme festivala „Vodova Fest“ (više
informacija o samom festivalu možete dobiti
putem ovog linka), dok bi u drugoj polovini
volonteri trebalo da budu uključeni u malo
širi projekat, a to je obnova i ukrašavanje
uslovnih stanica u selu.
Tokom kampa, volonteri će raditi od 4 do 5 sati, ostalo vreme im je slobodno, a biće
organizovane i raznorazne radionice gde će volonteri imati mogućnost da se upoznaju
sa rusinskom kulturom i tradicijom.
Prijavljivanje je moguće putem telefona na: 0638858139 (Katarina Bocka) ili putem
mejla na [email protected]
Čekamo vas!
-Sonja Bratić and Valerie Weidinger
Volunteers’ centre of Vojvodina - SCI Serbia workcamps and volunteers exchange
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Slike iz
Volonterskog kampa
u Ruskom Krsturu
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