Kvarner newsletter / no 40

KreKo 2011
Eco Week in Omišalj and Njivice

From the 28th of April to the 7th of May, Omišalj and Njivice on the island of Krk will host numerous programmes dedicated to ecology and the promotion of a healthier social environment through the interaction of industry, tourism, nature and environmental protection.

Although seven days are not nearly enough to raise ecological awareness of an entire destination, tourism professionals from Omišalj and Njivice decided to offer their visitors a small ecological attraction in the period from the 28th of April to the 7th of May. The event entitled KreKo 2011 will take place simultaneously in both destinations and will include numerous programmes promoting ecology and a healthy social environment through the interaction of industry, tourism, nature and awareness about the necessity of environmental protection. KreKo will include several activities that are regularly performed by various institutions and associations on the occasion of the Earth Day (22nd of April), but will also offer some new programmes.
The exhibition of flowers, healthy food and ecological products takes place from the 28th of April to the 1st of May in Njivice and from the 5th to the 8th of May in Omišalj. The programme for children includes the ecological workshop about biodiversity at the lake near Njivice, the workshop with horses for therapeutic riding, and the ecological performance entitled The Story of a Seagull and a Cat.
The central activity of this ecological week on Krk will be the three-day seminar dedicated to environmental protection and sustainable development that will take place from the 5th to the 7th of May in the Hotel Adriatic in Omišalj. The seminar will bring together numerous experts in the fields of environmental protection and sustainable development. Their lectures will be dedicated to various subjects and include examples of good practices and solutions.
In addition, the event will include numerous traditional ecological activities such as removing waste from the sea in the coastal area, and the cleaning of coastal areas.
On the last day of the KreKo week, the 7th of May, there will be a big party on the waterfront in Omišalj.