Here, we would like to present you the initiatives of our alumni / close friends. These aren't all - just the beginning!
The Eco-Village Moldova is a diverse group of people, striving for a more sustainable lifestyle and committed to building an organically evolving eco-community in the village of Riscova. Their vision is based on the following principles: reducing our environmental footprint, building healthy community relationships, improving the quality of life, promoting volunteerism and continuous education.
The Eco-Village is collaborating with EcoVisio on the Environmental Training Center, launched in 2016, which is gong to serve as a regional hub for practical education in the fields of organic agriculture, energy efficiency, eco-construction and community development.
Who stays behind it: Liliana Botnaru
This vision stays at the base of the civil society Association “Grădina Moldovei” (“Moldova’s Garden”), which set itself the goal to create a source of inspiration as well as an exchange network of farmers, gardeners and consumers that could bring our rich (but misused or abandoned) soils back to attention and life. Founded in 2015, “Grădina Moldovei” is open to everyone, offering an opportunity to benefit from the team’s experience in the field of biological gardening, gathered from many countries and encompassing a number of eco- and consumer-friendly methods, such as permaculture, crop rotation, allelopathy, green fertilizers, biodynamics, etc.
Who stays behind it: Mariana Seremet (activEco-2016 alumna)
Social Enterprise "Dulce Plai"
“Dulce Plai”, launched in 2012 and bazed in the village of Todiresti, Moldova, is a social enterprise that practices and promotes beekeeping as a solution for rural development, raises awareness about the importance of bees for biodiversity conservation and sells honey and other bee products that are essential for people’s healthy nutrition and healthy lifestyle. "Dulce Plai" team works on creating a network of young beekeepers, so that they develop together, resolve common problems and enlarge the market of bee products for common benefit (consumers-producers-bees-nature-everyone), instead of competing. Besides, with support of its partners, “Dulce Plai” launches and organizes training programs for youth from rural areas. Overall, “Honey for a better world”.
The “Urban Grass” (orig. “Iarba Urbană”) initiative is a former activEco 2014 project, aiming to improve public spaces of Chisinau by the forces of citizens themselves, as well as to inspire people to change their own lifestyle and life in their community for the better. For a few years in a row now, the team, supported by other alumni and volunteers with various backgrounds, “revitalize” different parts of Chisinau (2014 - "Iarba Urbană #1" at Chehov theater square, 2015 - "Iarba Urbană #2" in Valea Morilor park). The renovation process is usually concluded by an event consisting of a fair of local eco-products and other initiatives, interesting workshops, group discussions, live music and demonstration of documentaries.
"Iarba Urbană" is collaborating with EcoVisio on Kinoprojector initiative.