The fourth international learning of the CAPonLITTER project was organized by the project partner IU-ECOAQUA, Univ. of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria from Spain with the title "The role of local communities, how to improve awareness of beach-users and the citizen science in preventing, managing and monitoring marine litter in coastal sites". Mr Robert Mohorović from the City of Labin, Croatia was invited by the PP3-IRENA-Istrian Regional Energy Agency to present the project Green Habits for a Sustainable Labin Area.
City of Labin is working intensively and responsibly on preserving the environment so that its citizens can all enjoy the benefits of a clean and healthy environment. The purpose of the „Green Habits for a Sustainable Labin Area“ project is to build and raise awareness of citizens and guests of Labin and municipalities of Labin area about the importance of responsible municipal waste handling, waste prevention, proper household waste separation, household composting, and reusing objects in order to reduce the amount of waste disposed at landfills.
21 activities that were carried out through the project included design and implementation of: leaflets, brochures, posters, specialized TV and radio shows and commercials, specialized website, public educational forums, workshops for children, educational and informative materials for preschool and school children, costumed plays and performances for preschool children, competition in schools, educational picture and coloring books for children, marking dates related to environmental protection, banners for publication on Internet portals, paid advertisements in electronic and print media, leaflets for foreign tourists at tourist centers, workshops for people with disabilities and children with special needs and social media campaigns. As part of the project City of Labin has also joined the initiative of the European Waste Reduction Week and was selected by EWWR Secretariat among the three best projects in Europe.