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Global Problem - Local Solution!

The forestation will constitute our response to the Global Warming phenomenon.

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Forests provide a lot of diverse benefits to societies. Besides the fact that wood processing and forest products provide significant contributions to the development of national economies, forests play a major role in maintaining the natural ecological balance.

Unfortunately, Republic of Moldova has the lowest percentage of forest area in Europe- 11.4 %.

The capacity of Moldova’s forests to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is about 2,230,000 tons per year. Forests substantially contribute to reducing soil erosion and landslides. The protective role of the forests is of vital importance for Moldova because of substantial alternating temperatures that occur, frequent droughts and shortage of water, lands ‘propensity to slides and a decrease in soil fertility up to 40-50% due to the erosion processes. The multitude of benefits conditioned by forests is inexhaustible. A reckless attitude towards the forest’s role for the ecological balance may cause irrecoverable damages with a very serious negative impact on the welfare of the modern society and, to a greater extend, on the future of the next generations. For this reason, sustainable forests and forest vegetation management became a priority for individual countries and for the global community in general; again, it becomes extremely important because it provides the protection of the environment for our descendents to inherit it.

Explain your idea

On December 14, 2012, the Vorniceni Village Council, Republic of Moldova, approved a decision(nr. 8/16) concerning changing the destination of a land area for the purpose of arranging of a square, this constituting one of the objectives of the Socio-Economic Development Strategy of Vorniceni village. The Decision of the Village Council to plant trees on the respective public plot was taken due to the mutual initiative of the local civil society and the "Terra-1530" NGO. From the very start more partners were committed to finding a solution for a community problem of global importance.

Who Benefits?

It is an opportunity for more than 5000 inhabitants of Vorniceni village to participate in the project implementation particularly those working abroad that may contribute financially. 2. There are more and more discussions about ecological education in Moldova today but there is a stringent lack of a real model. The respective square, arranged in Vorniceni with the participation of international experts, may become such a model. It may become a best practice for local public administration, because it is for the first time in the history of the village when all the people will have the opportunity to be involved in an activity. 3. As the village high-school is located in the neighborhood of the plot it will make possible to have outdoor lessons in the square, especially biology and other outdoor activities. 4. Short videos will be posted on YouTube for the purpose of showing the activities that will take place in the square. etc

How is your idea unique?

The main idea is to reconstruct the square in Vorniceni Village in the way to create a beautiful place for rest and to provide new work places. The long-term goal is developing of a green area with an international importance. The short – term goal is to make an ecological inspection to cut the old and damaged trees and to plant the new ones (autumn). The global idea is to create an example of a square, having as a back fought that creating such squares in the entire counties can wide the green spaces and provide their sustainability. In order to complete the project we need both financial and human resources. As human resources are involved people from the village. The project will be started in autumn 2013 and has some several steps: creating of roads, small architectural forms, creating of a fence, planting and creating of flowerbeds.

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  • Piloting: I have started to implement my solution as a whole with a first set of real users.

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NGO ”Terra-1530” - https://www.facebook.com/groups/410323769049392/ First, partners such as representatives from the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Moldova, Academy of Science of Republic of Moldova, Institute of Forest Researches and Arrangements, and State Ecological Inspection will be invited. Secondly, an authorization for the arrangement work will be obtained from the Environmental Commission of Experts that will permit the work consistent with existing legal requirements.

Expertise in sector

  • 7+ years

Organization Filing Status

  • Yes, we are a registered non-profit.

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Hi, Kate!
"What work has been done on the project?" - the construction, for example, of the system (I) of rain water evacuation.
"What is left to do?" - the installation of a metallic fence surrounding the square as well as setting up an information panel, dustbins, benches, sidewalks and lamps throughout the plot etc.
"Would this project create sustainable jobs locally?"
The main idea is to reconstruct the square in Vorniceni Village in the way to create a beautiful place for rest and to provide new work places. The long-term goal is developing of a green area with an international importance. The short – term goal is to make an ecological inspection to cut the old and damaged trees and to plant the new ones (autumn). The global idea is to create an example of a square, having as a back fought that creating such squares in the entire counties can wide the green spaces and provide their sustainability. In order to complete the project we need both financial and human resources. As human resources are involved people from the village. The project will be started in autumn 2015 and has some several steps: creating of roads, small architectural forms, creating of a fence, planting and creating of flowerbeds. The provision of the appropriate care is also stipulated by the plan.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/410323769049392/

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