Author: Desislava Georgieva

On the occasion of the International Day of the Black Sea on October 31st, the Public Center for Environment and Sustainable Development, the Tourist Society “Rodni Balkani” and the Sea Club “Friends of the Sea” organized a traditional cleaning of the beach around the Chernomorets hut. More than 70 active volunteers took part in cleaning the beach and the forest. The waste collected consisted mainly of metal cans and plastic bottles – sure proof of human waste.

We would like to extend our special thanks to Volen Georgiev Valkov, whose donation helped to provide transport for this year’s participants. If you would like to support us, you can make a donation to a cause or project here.

International Black Sea Day 31 October 2021 marks the 26th anniversary of the signing of the Black Sea Strategic Plan.

It is a symbol of hope for a better future for the 16 million people from 6 countries that inhabit its coast.
It embodies the commitment of the region’s governments to serious action and real results in efforts to restore and protect the sea.
A celebration of the dedicated and tireless efforts of the many people who give of their time and energy to help protect the environment.

Keep our beaches and forests clean. Don’t throw your rubbish on the ground. Nature is not a garbage can. Be sensible. Leave only your footprints on the sand!


Improving public knowledge about the role of Civil Society Organizations

The project “Improving public knowledge about the role of Civil Society Organizations” shall be 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. This material is established with the financial support of the Active Citizens Fund of Bulgaria under the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area. The whole responsibility for the content of the document is held by the Public Environmental Center for Sustainable Development and under no circumstances can this material be considered to reflect the official opinion of the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area and the Active Citizens Fund of Bulgaria.