Two students, Elmo Swenne and Pablo Bourcelet, supported by our Ambassador clubs Rotary Club Rotary Zagorje Kum, Slovenia and RC Roma Nord Est, will visit the Balkan countries with their Van to pay attention to the Plastic Pollution and Rotary EndPlasticSoup.
Their Flow project is for raising awareness and take water samples for data collection.
In February-March they travel to the Balkan and Greece, and in April to Poland.
Our Ambassador Rotary Club Zagorje Kum and Janez Lipec, coordinator of the project “From Triglav to Ohrid we clean the land of plastic and waste – EndPlasticSoup” will be fully involved in the project, they will also take care of propaganda in the local media and TV. The Rotary Club provided the sticker with the “Rotary Zagorje Kum – EndPlasticSoup” logo on the Van of Elmo and Pablo.
Traveling across the Balkan countries
On Tuesday, February 7, Water samples were first taken before and after the capital of Croatia Zagreb on Sava River. They were welcomed by friends of the Rotary Club of Brčko 1938.
On Friday, February 10, Elmo and Pedro lectured at the Brčko High School on the FLOW project and ecology. After that, they went to the Brka and Sava rivers and took samples.
On Saturday, February 11, 2023, they drove to Loznica (Serbia). Rotary club Loznica organized all suport. Taking samples awaits them on the Drina river.
On Sunday, they will travel to Skopje, where they will take samples on the Vardar River with Rotary club suport. From Skopje to Ohrid and taking samples on Lake Ohrid and the river that flows into the lake. They travel from Ohrid to the city of Bitola. Here, the Rotary Club of Bitola is asking you to take samples from the Black River. From Bitola to Greece. Rotarians provide them with sleep and food in all places. After Greece, our great Ambassador Janez Lipec, Rotary Club Rotary Zagorje Kum, will organize a reception for them with Rotary friends in Bulgaria and Romania.
From Romania, they will contact the Rotary Club of Zrenjanin, which will organize everything necessary. Janez will also prepare a reception in Belgrade.
See their schedule: https://www.flowproject.be/maps and …some pages down…. to find the Calendar.
Presentation Flow project
Here you find the presentation of their Flow project for raising awareness and take water samples for data collection.