The summer eco-camp in the Shabla village of Ezerets, organized by the Public Environmental Center for Sustainable Development, will start on August 20. This year, for the first time, three four-day tent camps will be held. The emergency shift lasts until August 23. The first starts on the 27th and ends on the 30th of August, and the second is from 3 to 6 September.
For four days, volunteers will live in the open air in a tent at the Ezecer Ecocenter. They will construct a composter for biological waste. They will mix plasters of straw and clay, which they obtained themselves. They will putty the bathroom with a solar water heater in the eco-center. They will cook using the Slow Food method in an oven dug into the ground. They will learn a lot about the history of the village, visit the local church and meet the local “zevzets”. They will design their vision for the development of the village.
To register for the first and second shift, you must fill out an application.
This year the initiative coincides with the events of the young people from “Ezerets Place”. The participants in the emergency shift of the camp will join the discussion on the pollution of the wetlands and sea areas of the Northern Black Sea coast, led by Ilian Iliev from the Public Environmental Center for Sustainable Development. They will participate in a workshop “Garbage collect, create art”, in which they will make a basket fish. Every night between August 21 and 23 in Ezerets will visit the cinema #WithoutWaste. Specially selected short films on the topic of mutual relations “man-sea-waste” from the fund of the international festival Quarantine will be shown in the yard of the Chitalishte.
The Public Environmental Center for Sustainable Development has been holding annual eco-camps in the village of Ezerets since 2010. The eco-center is built entirely of natural materials. There is a wooden dining pavilion, a summer kitchen, a sunbathing area and a composting toilet. They were built by volunteers who visit the camp every summer. The eco-camp won third place in the competition for “Most significant volunteer initiative 2019”, organized on the occasion of the International Volunteer Day by the Municipality of Varna.
The Ezerets 2020 eco-camps (first and second shifts) are organized under the project “Improving public awareness of the role of civil society for the community”, implemented with the financial support of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway under the EEA Financial Mechanism. The main goal of the project is to improve citizens’ awareness of the role of non-governmental organizations in society.
The extraordinary “Lake 2020” is organized with the support of the European Solidarity Corps and the Center for Human Resources Development.