Completed the first Green Eye festival – a festival dedicated to ecology and sustainable development

first_imgPublic institution “Krka National Park” in Šibenik with a new festival raised the issue of ecology, from next year they plan to open the same issue at the sites of the national parkThis weekend, as part of Krka’s cultural summer, Šibenik hosted Green Eye festival which was held under the slogan Nature is Watching You – Nature is Watching You. Festival Green Eye it is dedicated to the topics of environmental protection and preservation of nature, ie flora and fauna. In addition to outdoor screenings, due to bad weather conditions, part of the screenings was transferred to the Museum of the City of Šibenik. “The main goal in deciding to launch the Green Eye Film Festival was to raise our awareness of the environmental challenges facing our civilization, namely global warming, environmental pollution and the extinction of endangered species. We wanted to emphasize primarily the importance of establishing a more balanced relationship between people and nature, the impact that nature has on our health and the role of the individual in its preservation. Therefore, we hope and believe that the festival will be held in the coming years, and that we will expand it to other locations within the Krka National Park.. ” pointed out Krešimir Šakić, director of the Public Institution “Krka National Park”.During the three-day festival, visitors were able to watch six long and three short films. The festival opened the film Thank you for the rain, and after the film, the audience was addressed by the composer of music for the film, Chris White, who did not hide his enthusiasm for the natural beauties of Croatia, which he visited for the first time. After the film Thank You for the Rain, visitors could also watch a film by Leonardo DiCaprio, Before the Flood. Saturday night opened the filmSeed: The Untold story, and after him the film Racing Extinction. The final evening was marked by a Croatian-Canadian film Hedgehog’s Home according to the classic poem by Branko Ćopić and How to Let the World Alone and Love What the Climate Can’t Change / How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change about the impact of climate change on the world around us.Photo: Ivan BuvinićIn addition to feature films, the festival also presented short films Nature is Speaking as part of a provocative advertising campaign and invites people to start listening to nature. The campaign consists of several short films, of which the following were screened at the festival: Mother nature, Ocean / Ocean, Rainforest, in which the voices were lent by famous actors Julia Roberts, Harrison Ford and Kevin Spacey.”We need to look back sometimes and get out of the rut of fast life we ​​live, and dedicate time to the nature we leave to future generations. I am glad that there are people who have decided to start a festival like this and use film art to warn us of the mistakes we are making. I came here with my daughter Lola, because I think it is necessary to instill in children from the earliest stages an awareness of a responsible way of life towards nature.. ” pointed out director Bobo Jelčić.last_img read more

Resource Municipalities Coalition represented at B.C. Natural Gas Symposium

first_imgThe symposium will examine challenges and opportunities as B.C. develops a new LNG industry. The newly formed coalition is an outcome of a discussion last month about forming a umbrella group to represent municipalities in Northeast B.C.,  managing the huge growth expected in the natural gas and other resource industries over the next decade.Mayor Lori Ackerman will provide information on some of the key challenges and impacts municipalities in the Northeast will face as the industry grows in our community.“The role of municipalities in supporting the natural gas and other resource industries in the Northeast is to provide affordable homes, adequate education, good healthcare, other vital services and recreation facilities for families to enjoy,” Ackerman states. “Our coalition will work cooperatively with all our partners to ensure the proper comprehensive regional planning occurs that will guide development of municipalities and regional infrastructure.”- Advertisement -Ackerman adds, “When we look at what’s coming in the natural gas sector along with projects like B.C. Hydro’s Site C dam and more growth in forestry, mining and other resource sectors, our new coalition can’t begin comprehensive regional planning soon enough.”Senator Richard Neufeld, an honorary member, was B.C.’s longest serving Minster of Energy before joining the senate. He’s responsible for many of the programs that have led to the development of B.C.’s shale gas industry over the past decade, and says municipal planning is a critical part of the development process.“Resource municipalities provide 95 per cent of the services to local residents, industry, rural residents and First Nations,” says Neufeld. “It is critical for municipalities tin the Northeast to plan and prepare properly for the decade of development that is coming soon and the thousands of new workers and their families that will call the region home.”Advertisementlast_img read more