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Green Home: Forum in the open – Thinking about climate change

Green Home, SEENET member NGO from Montenegro, on the occasion of the COP25 conference in Madrid will be organizing the public event “Forum in the open – Thinking about climate change”, in the three most populated cities in Montenegro – Podgorica, Niksić and Bar – with a creative performance act as a central point, aiming to raise awareness and open discussion and information exchange with citizens on one of the most urgent and relevant topics today – the global climate change crisis.

In the recent period we have been witnessing people coming together all over the world, united around the same burning issue – climate change. This reaction to a little Swedish girl's initiative, which made the whole world talk about this problem and motivated the organization of mass global protests and actions, just proves how urgent and undeniable climate change effects are.

Scientists worldwide agree that global warming is happening, and that human activity caused it, and now we are in search for solutions to stop consequences from growing even bigger.

Even if climate change represents a major issue in the whole world, citizens of Montenegro are still not aware enough of how big and urgent this problem actually is. That is why the best insurance against the effects of climate change is constantly working on education, and making information transparent and visible to the community at any point. Nobody wants to be caught unprepared, so raising awareness and talking about this issue is of huge importance.

Considering that the Climate crisis is still an abstract and irrelevant topic to most people, the best way to get the problem closer to citizens is through interesting and creative events that are at the same time educational and memorable. With this aim, the NGO Green Home will be organising the event “Forum in the open - Thinking about climate change”. This event will be based on several components: interesting brochures, interactive way of conversation regarding current climate change issues, as well as examples of what we can do about it, and a Performance act, with the aim to raise awareness and point to one of the most discussed topics today – global climate change crisis – in a way that could easily catch people's attention.

Having this performance as the central point in our activity, we are asking SEENET network to support it financially through a “Support to SEENET network and members” subgrant, which will allow us to cover the costs of materials, preparation and volunteer’s participation on it. Besides, we ask SEENET members to support us in the promotion and visibility of this event, but, above all, of the public discussion in the region on such an urgent and relevant topic.

Since COP25 is happening at the beginning of December, it is a good opportunity to organise “Forum in the open” during this time and point to the climate change issue. It will be held in three different cities – Podgorica, Niksić and Bar, most populated cities in Montenegro.

With this Forum and our performance we want to show people that only after changing our ways of thinking and becoming more aware of the climate change issue, we can really start making steps towards creating solutions and making a difference, even if it starts with just one person.

27.11.2019.