The competition "Eco Reporters 2020" was held as part of the Eco-school program
As part of the largest global environmental education program Eco-Schools a special competition, Young Eco Reporters was held. This competition is organized in 30 countries with the aim of engaging young people (age of 11-18) into research and reporting on environmental issues and problems through written, photograph or video materials, and whenever possible, to propose solutions.
Thanks to EKOPAK, the first authorized operator for packaging waste management system and other partners such as Coca-Cola in BiH, TretraPak and Zeos, Eco-schools started their activities at the end of 2018 and today include 33 primary and 27 secondary schools from across the country. For the first time, our Eco-schools participated in the international competition Young Eco Reporters this year.
This competition was organized by Incubator of Social Innovations "MUNJA" - the national operator for the Young Eco Reporters program of the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) and on their info platform Hoću.ba, works of the finalists will be published.
Young Eco Reporters competed in five categories: Eco-reportage (for primary schools and secondary schools), eco-photo story, photography and short video. The winners are:
Category Reportage - Elementary schools:
1st place: Luka Biletić, Elementary school '' Dubravica '', Vitez
2nd place: Hamza Ramić, Second Elementary School, Konjic
3rd place: Sara Alagić Bowder, Elementary School "Bloom", Sarajevo
Category Reportage - High schools:
1st place: Amila Mrkonja, Mixed High School Travnik, Travnik
2nd place: Sara Ninković, High School Center ,, 27. January '', Rogatica
3rd place: Ognjen Lubara, High School Center East Ilidža, East Sarajevo
Category Photo Story:
1st place: Ana Drakul, Elementary School "Sveti Sava", Foca
2nd place: Marija Šaravanja, Kreševo High School, Kreševo
3rd place: Ivan Spajić, High School ,, Antun Branko Šimić '', Grude
1st place: Andrea Cetina, Gymnasium "Fr. Grga Martić", Mostar
2nd place: Maja Volaš, Elementary School "Branko Ćopić", Prnjavor
3rd place: Dragana Zekovic, Elementary School "Sveti Sava", Foca
1st place: Isa Nino Ćorović, Benjamin Đozić, Lejs Buljugić and Faris Muzaferija, Elementary school "Safvet-beg Bašagić", Sarajevo
2nd place: Sanor Jolunić, Elementary School Kiseljak, Kiseljak
3rd place: Erna Alagić, First Gymnasium, Sarajevo
The program "Eco-school" helps to further improve environmental education in educational institutions, in cooperation with local authorities. The goal is to educate a new generation of young people who will be environmentally aware, empowered and active in their communities. The "Eco-Schools" project was developed in 1994. by the Copenhagen-based Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), and to this day it is implemented in more than 60 countries and 50,000 educational institutions.
Ekopak, in cooperation with its partners from Europe, helped "Munja Incubator" to become a member of the FEE network, and they were entrusted with the implementation of the Eco-school project in BiH. This project is of great importance for the development of a system of selective disposal and recycling of packaging waste, because through internationally established standards it encourages school children, teachers and local communities to establish and develop awareness in schools about the importance of waste recycling and environmental protection in general.