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We live in the era of the informational siege Radio, TV, online, offline, multimedia, indoor, outdoor, mobile data … Radio, TV, online, offline, multimedia, indoor, outdoor, mobile data … Radio, TV, online, offline, multimedia, indoor, outdoor, mobile data … We are mailbombed with information and the foreground and the prime time are most often filled with bad news: and the foreground and the prime time are most often filled with bad news: economic, financial, political, social … nor the environmental news are an exception they project on us, an apocalyptic image Are we really heading for a free fall to self-destruction ?! Does the technological progress lead to the destruction of nature, by default ?! Does the technological progress lead to the destruction of nature, by default ?! What do we do in the face of pessimism, negativity, the lack of perspective? What do we do in the face of pessimism, negativity, the lack of perspective? In Romania there are people who still hope, who are fighting, who are still acting ?! In Romania there are people who still hope, who are fighting, who are still acting ?! In Romania there are people who still hope, who are fighting, who are still acting ?!

We believe that, YES, they are! So we went searching for them To bring them to light, to show them to the world and to our nation, entirely. To bring them to light, to show them to the world and to our nation, entirely. We need courage, we need examples, we need heroes of… fighters we need heroes of… fighters for cleanup the country and we need, I say, we need to set-up some targets. and we need, I say, we need to set-up some targets. Adults or people who succeed, who have success, performances, have special projects Adults or people who succeed, who have success, performances, have special projects Adults or people who succeed, who have success, performances, have special projects have this biological, but also acquired ability have this biological, but also acquired ability to persevering, to have a determination to achieve a goal, not to give up on hard and put passion in creating things that do not have immediate results or rewards. and put passion in creating things that do not have immediate results or rewards.

People who have this ability to postpone their immediate rewards People who have this ability to postpone their immediate rewards they are people who have a much better self-control and personal discipline in achieving their goals. they are people who have a much better self-control and personal discipline in achieving their goals. they are people who have a much better self-control and personal discipline in achieving their goals. When you get out of the relatively closed universe of the village with two hundred, two thousand people you enter into the city universe with two million people and this work harder and we go from nearby examples to examples that can to be closer or farther away to examples that can to be closer or farther away to examples that can to be closer or farther away to idols of one sort or another, to VIPs of one sort or another to idols of one sort or another, to VIPs of one sort or another to virtual models that can be from everywhere, to virtual models that can be from everywhere, which are more and more which are more and more diverse , and are competing more and more Zoli Toth is well known for his musical workю For us, Zoli is one of the few artists in Romania who is engaged in environmental causes For us, Zoli is one of the few artists in Romania who is engaged in environmental causes. For us, Zoli is one of the few artists in Romania who is engaged in environmental causes. In 2007, Greenpeace proposed me to join their campaign “Romania does not taste cyanide”. In 2007, Greenpeace proposed me to join their campaign “Romania does not taste cyanide”. In 2007, Greenpeace proposed me to join their campaign “Romania does not taste cyanide”. It was the first campaign in Romania or the first consistent campaign It was the first campaign in Romania or the first consistent campaign to fought against mining with cyanide. That was the result of the catastrophe that happened in Baia Mare Waste is not technology-related Waste is not technology-related It is related to the responsibility of everyone with respect to himself It is related to the responsibility of everyone with respect to himself to his living place, to the planet, and to the next generations. Let’s clean up It’s a habit I want to keep. Let’s leave something beautiful behind. Let’s make the world cleaner. Let’s Do It, Romania! is the biggest social movement in our country! Let’s Do It, Romania! is the biggest social movement in our country! On September 25, 2010, over 200,000 Romanians went out to clean up On September 25, 2010, over 200,000 Romanians went out to clean up participating in the biggest volunteer event ever organized in Romania! participating in the biggest volunteer event ever organized in Romania!

Estonia began its move in 2008 They first made cleansing throughout the country in one day. More than 50,000 people have been involved in Estonia, and then they created a movie that went around the world and has inspired countries all over the world to start doing The road of Romania for a day of cleanliness was different even to the other countries that already had experience at that moment. I can not say that Romania had a favorable political context for volunteering. I can not say that Romania had a favorable political context for volunteering. I can not say that Romania had a favorable political context for volunteering. We were quite pessimistic as country and the authorities did not have a civic spirit or support for civic involvement and the authorities did not have a civic spirit or support for civic involvement that was why any international context could not apply very much to us. that was why any international context could not apply very much to us. We did not have a president to help us a trusting government to appeal to people and people to respond positively to a call and these things for us meant new challenges and and these things for us meant new challenges and at the same time, our creativity to find solutions at the same time, our creativity to find solutions to carry out the movement , the movement was quite skeptical for Romanians. to carry out the movement , the movement was quite skeptical for Romanians. to carry out the movement , the movement was quite skeptical for Romanians. to carry out the movement , the movement was quite skeptical for Romanians. The youngest volunteer is three years old and came with his parents. The oldest volunteer is 80 years old and she is a lady who really wanted to come at cleaning to show that age is not a problem. So, there are all sorts of people, of all ages. Of course, yes, we can say that this is a profile of the young twenty plus a little educated, who began to understand that nature is his home, a little educated, who began to understand that nature is his home, and that it is his duty to get involved, but they are all kinds of people and that it is his duty to get involved, but they are all kinds of people After all, the civic spirit does not necessarily depend on age. We are very proud of what we have succeeded since we went from scratch, we did not know each other, we were not friends, we do not have any connections, we had no money, we had nothing. But, in exchange we had the desire to do it this desire to contribute and to stay on something, has lead us to the last moment. We would have been there on September 25 , even if there was no one. It was about showing that it is possible and that we are going to do this, this “doers” spirit t was about showing that it is possible and that we are going to do this, this “doers” spirit.

For 8 years, Every Can Counts places Romania on the map of European countries, that educate and inform their citizens For 8 years, Every Can Counts places Romania on the map of European countries, that educate and inform their citizens about the recycling and collection of aluminum cans. Alucro Association is the organization that brought this program to our country Alucro Association is the organization that brought this program to our country We can say that in Romania, one of three aluminum cans are recycled We can say that in Romania, one of three aluminum cans are recycled This means that about 30% of the cans placed on the domestic market are being recycled. This means that about 30% of the cans placed on the domestic market are being recycled. Unlike other countries that obviously have a much wider experience than we have Unlike other countries that obviously have a much wider experience than we have the aluminum cans are collected separately and recycled at 90-98% rate the aluminum cans are collected separately and recycled at 90-98% rate the aluminum cans are collected separately and recycled at 90-98% rate and here I am referring to Sweden, Denmark, the Nordic countries. On the other hand, aluminium is the most valuable recyclable material. On the other hand, aluminium is the most valuable recyclable material. On the other hand, aluminium is the most valuable recyclable material.

Very few people know that the recycling rate is almost 100%. Very few people know that the recycling rate is almost 100%. I could not pass the street beside of a aluminum can. Wherever I go, I look after aluminum cans. I may say that my child is already stressed about me and my cans I may say that my child is already stressed about me and my cans I collect the cans, I wash them after using at home I collect the cans, I wash them after using at home, I collect the cans, I wash them after using at home, Almost everyone, all my friends, all my neighbors know that I’m recycling cans Almost everyone, all my friends, all my neighbors know that I’m recycling cans and bring my sachets full of cans, so it’s a matter that actually got me into We are used to see Alex Găvan on the mountain For shooting, we set up to met into the forest behind his home, north of Bucharest. For shooting, we set up to met into the forest behind his home, north of Bucharest one of the places where he trains for climbing on more than eight thousand meters, without additional oxygen. one of the places where he trains for climbing on more than eight thousand meters, without additional oxygen. Alex is involved in many social and environmental causes that’s why he told us why Bucharest urgently needs a Green Belt but why it could be “the next big thing”, in terms of “green lung” of the city but why it could be “the next big thing”, in terms of “green lung” of the city after the Văcăreşti Natural Park Such forests, forests like this one play a special social role play a special social role play a special social role especially those around urban areas. especially those around urban areas.

This place … I feel like, somehow brings me closer to myself This place … I feel like, somehow brings me closer to myself This place … I feel like, somehow brings me closer to myself The main function of this forest, assigned by forestry arrangement The main function of this forest, assigned by forestry arrangement is a social one and all other forest functions, such as wood extraction, are subordinated to the main function. and all other forest functions, such as wood extraction, are subordinated to the main function. We can reduce the number of cars, we can travel more by bike We can reduce the number of cars, we can travel more by bike we can plant green roofs. European largest capitals are surrounded by a so-called green belt European largest capitals are surrounded by a so-called green belt European largest capitals are surrounded by a so-called green belt a continuous or almost continuous green space, totally protected a continuous or almost continuous green space, totally protected dedicated to recreation that functions as a kind of green city’s lung. that functions as a kind of green city’s lung.

Imagine that in the context of the current climate change the life in Bucharest, the life of the three million inhabitants, the life in Bucharest, the life of the three million inhabitants, including the metropolitan area will be very difficult to imagine without this green belt. That’s why I think we would have much more to get and more wise, much smarter that instead of cutting this forest for fire, like I said, that instead of cutting this forest for fire, like I said, that instead of cutting this forest for fire, like I said, instead of making forest exploitation in the protected area of Comana for example instead of making forest exploitation in the protected area of Comana for example we could, on the one hand, to put all these forests around the city under protection we could, on the one hand, to put all these forests around the city under protection we could, on the one hand, to put all these forests around the city under protection and then, in the second phase and in parallel with this and then, in the second phase and in parallel with this to identify together with local authorities, the City Hall of Bucharest, with the city halls of the neighboring communes with the city halls of the neighboring communes together with the Ministry of Environment, with the Ministry of Waters and Forests to identify to identify identify land areas that we can relive and thus to connect existing forests and thus to connect existing forests and perhaps , maybe… to achieve a hundred percent circle around the city perhaps , maybe… to achieve a hundred percent circle around the city perhaps , maybe …to achieve a hundred percent circle around the city or at least to make it grow on a significant area. Forest is not only a timber, Forest is not only a timber, fauna is not game meat by no means, don’t have to be fewer by no means, don’t have to be fewer by no means, don’t have to be fewer Troubled by problems, the mankind is looking for its horizon by developing sustainable communities Troubled by problems, mankind is looking for its horizon by developing sustainable communities with innovative infrastructure and clean energy which at the same time protects water resources, aquatic biodiversity and land. which at the same time protects water resources, aquatic biodiversity and land.

For a long time, the price of economic and social development has been paid by nature For a long time, the price of economic and social development has been paid by nature It’s time to reconnect Technologically and emotionally. Natural and social If you make an experiment, which I highly recommend you with the little ones, because they are sensational benchmarks for .. the little ones, maybe a little older, children who have already learned how the world’s geopolitical map is, with borders and then show them a picture on Google Maps for you do not use that globe like in our learning times, we are living modern times. You take the Google Satellite and you show them the world, and you’ll see that they have some moments of confusion You take the Google Satellite and you show them the world, and you’ll see that they have some moments of confusion You take the Google Satellite and you show them the world, and you’ll see that they have some moments of confusion they will say “but wait! aaa…- how,? where, to? ..”.

They do not understand exactly where the countries are And then, I use this very often I really like to talk to children for I see they are so perceptive I really like to talk to children for I see they are so perceptive And I say to them: look, you see this forest fire?! ?! It has no boundaries, not the smallest connection with the borders It passes over the borders. And what? Do the Border Guards stop it?! Does the border guard stop the rain? Can be stopped the lightning that wants to cross from one country to another? No! The household is now the planet I mean, I can have my household very respectful with the nature I mean, I can have my household very respectful with the nature and since I do not know that there is a factory 5000 km away, that I don’t know what it does and since I do not know that there is a factory 5000 km away, that I don’t know what it does and since I do not know that there is a factory 5000 km away, that I don’t know what it does I suffer in my 1 km square or 1 hectare household I suffer in my 1 km square or 1 hectare household.

So, these distances don’t play a role anymore So, these distances don’t play a role anymore. You cannot say “I do not know what the others are doing, I’m aware, I’m good and I’m green.” It has no use if you get off to sleep your consciousness It has no use if you get off to sleep your consciousness Rowmania is the movement that took place in 2010 at the initiative of the European, kayaking champion, Rowmania is the movement that took place in 2010 at the initiative of the European, kayaking champion, world and Olympic kayaking champion, Ivan Patzaichin, together with the architect Teodor Frolu I always thought I owe something to inhabitants from the Danube Delta I always thought I owe something to inhabitants from the Danube Delta I always thought I owe something to inhabitants from the Danube Delta and this thing has been worrying me for a long time because I was seeing what was going on. Even though the Delta is very well developed now the locals remained in the same situation the locals remained in the same situation the locals remained in the same situation and this has bothered me lately. And then I said to come to their support, because all that was done in the Delta And then I said to come to their support, because all that was done in the Delta And then I said to come to their support, because all that was done in the Delta was not made with bad intention was not made with bad intention but there was no one to guide them, to encourage them Everyone did as they thought was good.

Everyone did as they thought was good. Ivan is not a brand we use as a brand, and we do things under it’s name Ivan is not a brand we use as a brand, and we do things under it’s name Ivan is a model, and a man of values Ivan is a model, and a man of values who brings around people who believe in these values I believe in “you first do and then you speak.” I believe in “you first do and then you speak.” I believe in “if you really want to do something, do it all the way I believe in “if you really want to do something, do it all the way you can do it no matter what happens.” The third thing, you have to believe in people honestly, that is, you have to have this respect and start from the idea that the people around you are primarily a support honestly, that is, you have to have this respect and start from the idea that the people around you are primarily a support honestly, that is, you have to have this respect and start from the idea that the people around you are primarily a support That idea … this has somehow, if you want That idea … this has somehow, if you want to make the shift from some values to very practical things So it is not possible to develop without collaboration between people. So it is not possible to develop without collaboration between people.

The concept of RowMania means discovering Romania using a boat, rowing The concept of RowMania means discovering Romania using a boat, rowing. The concept of RowMania means discovering Romania using a boat, rowing The concept of RowMania means discovering Romania using a boat, rowing. Well, well, we promote this kind of tourism but do we want the cultural landscape to be invaded by some colorful plastic boats? but do we want the cultural landscape to be invaded by some colorful plastic boats? but do we want the cultural landscape to be invaded by some colorful plastic boats? And then, we realized that part of the charm and beauty of that place is given by the rowboat. And then, we realized that part of the charm and beauty of that place is given by the rowboat. And then, we realized that part of the charm and beauty of that place is given by the rowboat. And then, we realized that part of the charm and beauty of that place is given by the rowboat But then, the rowboat is a boat used by fishermen, hard to manipulate But then, the rowboat is a boat used by fishermen, hard to manipulate. The tourist is hardly handling And then, we created the canotca which in fact, as functioning, as manageability is a canoe, which in fact, as functioning, as manageability is a canoe, which in fact, as functioning, as manageability is a canoe, which in fact, as functioning, as manageability is a canoe, but as an aspect, so to speak, and as a image on the water but as an aspect, so to speak, and as a image on the water it keeps the image of the traditional rowboat that we are familiar with in the Delta. It keeps the image of the traditional rowboat that we are familiar with in the Delta. it keeps the image of the traditional rowboat that we are familiar with in the Delta. It keeps the image of the traditional rowboat that we are familiar with in the Delta.

I believe very much in a new concept that it proved I’m not the only one who believe in I believe very much in a new concept that it proved I’m not the only one who believe in I believe very much in a new concept that it proved I’m not the only one who believe in I believe very much in a new concept that it proved I’m not the only one who believe in but it is a trend, that is, this urban-rural relationship there are no longer two different worlds, but on the contrary they are beginning to interconnect more and more. They need a lot each other. They need a lot each other a space, or if you want, a community needs the other a space, or if you want, a community needs the other Parcul Natural Văcărești is a successfull story of nature that has regained its rights Parcul Natural Văcărești is a successfull story of nature that has regained its rights without any human help right in the middle of the largest urban agglomeration in our country Just 5 km away from Bucharest’s km 0, there are 97 protected species Just 5 km away from Bucharest’s km 0, there are 97 protected species Just 5 km away from Bucharest’s km 0, there are 97 protected species in the largest natural park in Europe. The value of Văcăreşti Park is still quite high at both European and international level through several arguments both history and biodiversity value, as a dimension, as a perspective, and why not, both history and biodiversity value, as a dimension, as a perspective, and why not, both history and biodiversity value, as a dimension, as a perspective, and why not, these are a cumulus of factors that make Vacaresti National Park very interesting and unique in Romania. That make Vacaresti National Park very interesting and unique in Romania. It is the largest compact green space in Bucharest It is the largest park set up in Bucharest in the last 70 years.

It is the largest park set up in Bucharest in the last 70 years and offers Bucharest one square meter of green space per capita and offers Bucharest one square meter of green space per capita and offers Bucharest one square meter of green space per capita It’s an interesting landscape It is a landscape that makes us think about the aspect of a delta It is a landscape that makes us think about the aspect of a delta and that is why the park is also called by the inhabitants, “the Delta between the blocks”. and that is why the park is also called by the inhabitants, “the Delta between the blocks”. and that is why the park is also called by the inhabitants, “the Delta between the blocks”. It is, in fact, this is the title of an article made for launching this project four years ago. It is, in fact, this is the title of an article made for launching this project four years ago. It is, in fact, this is the title of an article made for launching this project four years ago. The dynamics that has been created around this project has the ability to change policies to polarize the energy of the inhabitants and of the decision-makers. to polarize the energy of the inhabitants and of the decision-makers.

Special personalities have shown interest especially personalities acting in the field of nature preservation. especially personalities acting in the field of nature preservation. Prince Charles has came here, and we were very glad to have him because Prince Charles came to Romania with a message about the need to preserve this heritage because Prince Charles came to Romania with a message about the need to preserve this heritage because Prince Charles came to Romania with a message about the need to preserve this heritage as long as we own it, because it is of a valuable European heritage Again, it is very important to know that four people did the hard work they led the burden of this project and this is to be remembered. And a lesson if you want something, do not give up, and, with tenacity, you can get a such result. If you want something, do not give up, and, with tenacity, you can get a such result. if you want something, do not give up, and, with tenacity, you can get a such result. if you want something, do not give up, and, with tenacity, you can get a such result.

The EFdeN Story is linked to SolarDecathlon a competition that involves designing, building and assembling in just 10 days a smart, a competition that involves designing, building and assembling in just 10 days a smart, energy-efficient and fully-equipped solar house. Today, EFdeN means the place where a team of young people think Today, EFdeN means the place where a team of young people think and start other projects that promote sustainability and care for nature and start other projects that promote sustainability and care for nature The Efden House, where we are now, is to some extent a house of the future. The Efden House, where we are now, is to some extent a house of the future which we say It is a 100% electric house, it produces its own energy Over a year it produces more energy than it consumes, it has very, very little impact on the environment.

Basically, all the equipment, all the materials and all that we used on this house we tried to have make it uses energy as little as possible a CO2 footprint as small as possible and practically to do less harm to nature and, as far as I am concerned could also do good to nature to plant things that we have in the greenhouse to plant things that we have in the greenhouse which we eat, to introduce the concept of urban farming and basically try to make this change of the mentality in Romania, and not only and basically try to make this change of the mentality in Romania, and not only When we started this project everyone said that it was impossible, because Romania could not make this kind of project that we, the Romanians are so and so. Than we decided not believe in these gossips. We’re going to try and if we fail, that will not be the end of earth. And we started step by step, we were just few people First we were four, than six and seven and so we managed to be over 350, at this moment and so we managed to be over 350, at this moment at this moment there are as average of 50 students from various faculties From the technical side of the construction, from the architecture. From the technical side of the construction, from the architecture, to the communication, fundraising and management. If we take the example of a window, we had to work with a glass-making company a glass cutter, a carpenter, another carpenter who cuts, a company that puts all of them together, and if we also consider that we needed a crane, we needed a sponsor to help us with the crane expenditures. And if we think of the electric suction cups, this is how the seventh company is needed to make a window this is how the seventh company is needed to make a window There is a lot of talk about the importance of being a leader.

We often try to talk about the importance of being a follower because there is no use if you have a leader and no one follows him. Because there is no use if you have a leader and no one follows him. The second person, the third person, the fifth person the tenth person who moves in one direction is as important as the first person who walks into. Green Mogo is a project of the Greeninitiative Association founded 10 years ago by Felicia and Marius Ienculescu – Popovici. Today, Green Mogo is a space dedicated to eco-education and green building dialogue Today, Green Mogo is a space dedicated to eco-education and green building dialogue. If we still build let’s build with less impact on the environment And so began the story of the small building. And so began the story of the small building. And so began the story of the small building that has now become Green Mogo’s training and energy counseling center that has now become Green Mogo’s training and energy counseling center. We started looking for certified wood looking for ecological paints looking for ecological paints for using grass roofing and not an ordinary roof, for using grass roofing and not an ordinary roof, looking to use automation so that the energy consumed in the house is efficiently used looking to use automation so that the energy consumed in the house is efficiently used looking to use automation so that the energy consumed in the house is efficiently used so all kinds of ecological solutions.

The ecology of a building is also given by the materials it is built from and by how it uses energy, and how efficiently it uses the energy if using renewable energy sources eventually if using renewable energy sources eventually. There is also the relationship with local biodiversity. There is also the relationship with local biodiversity. Those who are children or young people should be informed. Those who are children or young people should be informed that we are in a period of the planet climate change that we are in a period of the planet climate change that we are in a period of the planet climate change and that whatever they become, the can become architects, become engineers, become inventors, they have to know these things. and by knowing this when hitting the road they might find better solutions than our generation was able to find. they might find better solutions than our generation was able to find. Is been a long talk about…,a more philosophical, if you want Is been a long talk about…,a more philosophical, if you want but also a very concrete, of a kind of natural contract.

We have to make a contact not only between us so we do not kill each other, but also a contract with the nature, where we can ask something from nature but we also have to give something I mean, a kind of let’s have an understanding with the nature. And if we do not make peace, don’t know what will happen with the nature, but we surely die By 2050 on Earth will be 9, 8 billion inhabitants By 2050 on Earth will be 9, 8 billion inhabitants. Now there are 7 billion and a half, and in 2075, and I think things must be sent in the future there will be 14 billion inhabitants on Earth. There will be 14 billion inhabitants on Earth.

14 billion inhabitants means to live shoulder to shoulder and chest to the back 14 billion inhabitants means to live shoulder to shoulder and chest to the back so all together, and this can only be achieved if you fully respect the set of laws that you invent so all together, and this can only be achieved if you fully respect the set of laws that you invent so all together, and this can only be achieved if you fully respect the set of laws that you invent to be able to have tomorrow and the day beyond tomorrow Remember, whoever has food will have the power! The Green Revolution … there has been 50 years since the Big Green Revolution. The Green Revolution … there has been 50 years since the Big Green Revolution 50 years of massive cultivation, with hybrids maintained with pesticides, herbicides 50 years of massive cultivation, with hybrids maintained with pesticides, herbicides. We wanted a revolution of good against hunger and, for a long time, it even worked for us. We wanted a revolution of good against hunger and, for a long time, it even worked for us. We wanted a revolution of good against hunger and, for a long time, it even worked for us. But as we thrive, nature suffered: deforested lands, soils and polluted waters, waste of food … Agriculture now needs a new revolution! But maybe a even bigger revolution is needed in our eating habits. But maybe a even bigger revolution is needed in our eating habits. Here is very hot, the drought is very high and then a bit of shade is very beneficial Here is very hot, the drought is very high and then a bit of shade is very beneficial. The productions are pretty good.

This year they were not diseases nor pests for pepper cultures. The permaculture is a way of architecture and design of human settlements and perennial agricultural systems based on the imitation of connections that exist in natural ecosystems. based on the imitation of connections that exist in natural ecosystems. Gabriel Diaconu is a trainer and consultant for organic farming and permaculture, Gabriel Diaconu is a trainer and consultant for organic farming and permaculture, a trend that is just beginning in Romania. There are more permaculture projects in the country.

There is even a map on the internet named “A different Romania” a map comprised of a group of young people who moved to a village in Timis in Stanciova a map comprised of a group of young people who moved to a village in Timis in Stanciova a map comprised of a group of young people who moved to a village in Timis in Stanciova where there are probably 50-100 households that follow the principles of permaculture. where there are probably 50-100 households that follow the principles of permaculture. What we need to understand is that there is a big difference from a household trying to produce for individual consumption, to a household or even to a micro farm or organic farm to a household or even to a micro farm or organic farm that produces for sale on profit. Surely, the principles of the ecological meaning, increasing soil humus content, soil regeneration and growth of biodiversity increasing soil humus content, soil regeneration and growth of biodiversity – they remain, but the difference in management the difference in crop management, of planning, of care, and inputs that culture receives are different from a household system to a commercial system. I think, the job you choose … after all, our job is what we do most of our time. We work 8 hours a day. We stay home 4-6, maybe 8 hours.

We stay home 4-6, maybe 8 hours but 8 hours a day, meaning almost half of your life, you spend at work. Therefore, I think we should be very concerned about the impact of our job, with all its meanings – everything that means inputs resources coming from the job, and the resources that go out, the job outputs. We should be very preoccupied with what we are doing with our time We should be very preoccupied with what we are doing with our time because that is how we change the world we live in. Asociatia SENECA means Community Garden KULTIVĂ, SENECA Publishing House Seneca Anticafe and Seneca EcoLogos – a mobile ecology museum There is the Kultiva project, a garden There is the Kultiva project, a garden and here we thought a lot for giving a name it First I thought Kultiva is a set of permaculture workshops.

First I thought Kultiva is a set of permaculture workshops Kultiva is a community garden. It was an action named “Kultiva pOmul” (Omul=human, pOmul=the tree) With capital letters And then, in that big planting activity we planted 900 little trees together with the Children’s Forest Association we planted 900 little trees together with the Children’s Forest Association we planted 900 little trees together with the Children’s Forest Association. Every publishing house uses paper. Paper is wood. Wood is the tree. And .. I mean, to tell about nature, how we should love it, and etc. and than, I’m going to cut some trees to tell you about how much love you need for nature. It had no logic. And I stopped the production for some time And I stopped the production for some time until I found the possibility of making books on recycled It had no logic paper. until I found the possibility of making books on recycled It had no logic paper. Here are things and objects brought from home. That’s how we started it was a small space, and than we said we should invest as little as possible it was a small space, and than we said we should invest as little as possible and each brought something he likes. And I do not know if talked about this, but we did not wanted to make a bookstore we didn’t want to sell anything here. And then we brought our favorite books from home and immediatelly, it just happened that, whoever came for the first time, said “I want this book”. “Eh, no, it’s mine, I cannot give it,” and then, after more and more requests, we said, “Well, let’s do that too”, and then, after more and more requests, we said, “Well, let’s do that too”, but in fact it really brings you extra effort because that was not the first idea first we said we did not sell anything but than we made it upon request. first we said we did not sell anything but than we made it upon request. It’s somehow organic … still Seneca … And is still changing.

In a way, the overproduction of this market has brought us by industry, all that the market and the consumerism meant, brought us .. by industry, all that the market and the consumerism meant, brought us .. how to say .. this process has been accelerated for hundreds of years, how to say .. this process has been accelerated for hundreds of years, it has been accelerated taken to this critical risk level. As long as the market sees no interest in changing the mechanisms As long as the market sees no interest in changing the mechanisms. As long as the market sees no interest in changing the mechanisms As long as the market sees no interest in changing the mechanisms, mechanisms that have brought its wealth, which is true mechanisms that have brought its wealth, which is true, have produced this risk but are still bringing wealth so the market is not willing to change. so the market is not willing to change. Yes, but the risk, the fear for have turned to be big enough and thus that there is a new request on the market. have begun to be big enough and thus there is a new request on the market. Paeople say “I want something green, I want a car without fuel I want my grandchildren to live, and then we’ll see.” Very few know that 100 years ago the electric vehicles were much more popular than those fueled with petroleum products the electric vehicles were much more popular than those fueled with petroleum products.

Just history has made the heat engine to get back on top, to recover the time lost Just history has made the heat engine to get back on top, to recover the time lost and to dominate the mobility market Nowadays, not only the housing and eating solutions seek to reinvent themselves Nowadays, not only the housing and eating solutions seek to reinvent themselves from traditional forgotten solutions, but also the mobility. from traditional forgotten solutions, but also the mobility. More than 1.5 billion cars are used worldwide. More than 1.5 billion cars are used worldwide with internal combustion engines and by 2020 we will reach 2 billion. So, for about 8 billion people we have billions of cars it really means a lot Two billion cars burning fuel every day Two billion cars burning fuel every day If tomorrow, by a miracle, we replace all these cars that pollute with electric cars think that pollution can be reduced by 50%. So we are reducing pollution by half which you can not do with any other technological improvement of conventional engines. which you can not do with any other technological improvement of conventional engines. I’m like Mr. Mironov likes to say, “a laugh” I’m like Mr. Mironov likes to say, “a laugh” because until some years ago I liked the powerful cars, I did not care about the pollution, I somehow sympathize with eco cars, but still the powerful cars interested me.

But having a background of car engineer I always enjoyed understanding how things worked and asking me more questions about engine efficiency, and asking me more questions about engine efficiency, consumption and pollution, after all, when I first tested my first electric car, after all, when I first tested my first electric car, I realized that my passion for powerful cars and in general the internal combustion engine and in general the internal combustion engine was not exactly the right passion I believe that any change, if done on a fair background and understanding of things, I believe that any change, if done on a fair background and understanding of things, is a beneficial change. And from now on, that’s why I’m practically an electric car advocate because I’m trying to make people understand the advantages of electromobility because I’m trying to make people understand the advantages of electromobility and the disadvantages of internal combustion engines. Paul Badea believes that the entrepreneur of the 21st century must be aware of its impact on the environment.

Paul leads a company that imports in Romania the world’s best-selling electric car the world’s best-selling electric car He is the founder of ARMS – Romanian Association for Sustainable Mobility. The change that I think we can do as a generation. The change that I think we can do as a generation is this idea: let’s not try to change the world let’s not try to be the best. Let’s try to find what we are good at what we like to do, what it comes natural for us to do as better, as we can, and by doing that, let’s try to make an impact on our immediate circle. If I manage to convince three people to work in a way to help and bring added value, and each of these three people will convince other three about the same thing, and each of these three people will convince other three about the same thing, I have done my job because it is a semi-viral issue, and as much as I can, because not all of us are Steve Jobs, nor Zukerberg, and as much as I can, because not all of us are Steve Jobs, nor Zukerberg, as much as I could, I would say it is the best solution to try to do something around us, we try to do something around us. My goal at Badsi and our purpose at ARMS is rather this, My goal at Badsi and our purpose at ARMS is rather this, My goal at Badsi and our purpose at ARMS is rather this, to give an example of a local initiative. to give an example of a local initiative. We do not want to change the world.

We do not want to be the largest and only service integrator. We do not want to be the largest and only service integrator. No. We want to show that if we can do it in our proximity, with the little resources we have, others can also. And if we start this way, little by little, someone doing a little, And if we start this way, little by little, someone doing a little, someone could come and integrate our initiatives someone could come and integrate our initiatives and seriously lead us in the direction we want to go. and seriously lead us in the direction we want to go. Marc Areny is a French young man who set up in Pitesti where he builds electric Logan motors. His dream is to make an affordable, low-cost electric car that allows as many people as possible. I started there an electric car project. I started with a Porsche 944 from 1985. And because we did not recive a positive response from RAR from France, And because we did not recive a positive response from RAR from France, And because we did not recive a positive response from RAR from France, we came to Romania. Okay, volunteering here for a farm. And because I found someone here who type-approved a car, an Oltcit, And because I found someone here who type-approved a car, an Oltcit, I thought to also try it myself and thus I started the story with the Electric Logan in Romania. I thought to also try it myself and thus I started the story with the Electric Logan in Romania. I thought to also try it myself and thus I started the story with the Electric Logan in Romania. That’s how it was. I made the first electric Logan in 2014. I started in 2013 and finished and type-approved it in 2014. I started in 2013 and finished and type-approved it in 2014. And since 2014 I have been running my electric Logan, which is about 30,000 km, full electric.

And since 2014 I have been running my electric Logan, which is about 30,000 km, full electric. And since 2014 I have been running my electric Logan, which is about 30,000 km, full electric. Everything I did, I did it with my own money. Instead of going on a holiday, to buy a house, a car, Instead of going on a holiday, to buy a house, a car, I invested and I made these projects. I want to do something in my life. When I say I’m doing something, I’m just doing it. If tomorrow I will tell you I want to go start building an electric plane or something that flys, If tomorrow I will tell you I want to go start building an electric plane or something that flys, I do not know how long it will take: 2, 3, 5, 10 years, but I’m sure I will do it at some point. I do not know how long it will take: 2, 3, 5, 10 years, but I’m sure I will do it at some point. Alexandru Teodorescu leads a pioneering company in the renewable industry in our country Alexandru Teodorescu leads a pioneering company in the renewable industry in our country by developing aeolian and photovoltaic parks Renovatio is also developing the first fast-charging network in Romania dedicated to electric cars. We began with the development of aeolian projects. We began with the development of aeolian projects, which meant to run on all the hills in Dobrogea and Moldovia regions which meant to run on all the hills in Dobrogea and Moldovia regions to find the best places to place turbines, to find the best places to place turbines, followed by boring, part, with permits and notices, and finally to go back to something interesting, and finally to go back to something interesting, the actual construction of an aeolian park. We have developed nearly 1,000 megawatts. We have developed nearly 1,000 megawatts, of which around 400 were taken shape, of which around 400 were taken shape, most of them in a framework of a joint venture with EDPR most of them in a framework of a joint venture with EDPR which is the utility rate in Portugal. After that, of course we also have photovoltaic developments, After that, of course we also have photovoltaic developments, where we laid out around 100 megawatts. We built most of them in the southern area of Romania. We built most of them in the southern area of Romania. We built most of them in the southern area of Romania, which is the best area for photovoltaic developments. which is the best area for photovoltaic developments.

We have focused on developing a nationwide charging station network. We have focused on developing a nationwide charging station network, having quick solutions that allow an electric vehicle to charge in 30 minutes, having quick solutions that allow an electric vehicle to charge in 30 minutes, having quick solutions that allow an electric vehicle to charge in 30 minutes, but also normal solutions such as from the office place, a mall or a shopping center, but also normal solutions such as from the office place, a mall or a shopping center, but also normal solutions such as from the office place, a mall or a shopping center, where you leave your car for more than two hours and you know that when you return you have the most chances to have your car battery full. And you know that when you return you have the most chances to have your car battery full. and you know that when you return you have the most chances to have your car battery full. I would not like to say that we have built our network, that I can drive the electric car, but I am one of the active network users. but I am one of the active network users. but I am one of the active network users. Whether it’s a road up to Cluj, or to Timisoara. Whether it’s a road up to Cluj, or to Timisoara.

I have not been able to reach the Sea yet. We are missing two locations on the highway. We seek to make peace with nature, with the planet that keeps us alive. We seek to make peace with nature, with the planet that keeps us alive. Beyond food, shelter and mobility we need solutions for energy, resources or waste. And in this new story, in this new adventure, the man starts having in the luggage the most advanced technology he has ever had. in this new adventure, the man starts having in the luggage the most advanced technology he has ever had. in this new adventure, the man starts having in the luggage the most advanced technology he has ever had. The technology. We are tempted to speak now about facts as… The technology. We are tempted to speak now about facts as… sending whatever robots to the Moon, and whatever… No! Technology ment for the first time in the history of manking, how we make a fire. No! Technology ment for the first time in the history of manking, how we make a fire. It helped us tremendously to evolve. It helped us tremendously to evolve. We could warm up, we could make light, we could make food. Yes! We could burn others, we could put fire on the forests, we could do damage too. Yes! We could burn others, we could put fire on the forests, we could do damage too. Any technology comes with good and bad. Once again, it depends on how you use that technology.

Thank God that politechnics are still good, that engineers are needed. Engineers are building the world. Engineers have to be convinced to be friends with nature all the time, to be beside the nature, Engineers have to be convinced to be friends with nature all the time, to be beside the nature, to think their products in a way that solves the problems. Phase Change Materials is a cooling technology alternative to classic air conditioning systems, Phase Change Materials is a cooling technology alternative to classic air conditioning systems, Phase Change Materials is a cooling technology alternative to classic air conditioning systems, a sustainable and environmentally friendly way to cool technical spaces, at a low cost. to cool technical spaces, at a low cost. In any technical space of a communications operator, there are installed a number of equipments In any technical space of a communications operator, there are installed a number of equipments In any technical space of a communications operator, there are installed a number of equipments like servers, such as telecom switches. like servers, such as telecom switches.

All of these equipment produce heat, a lot of heat. All of these equipment produce heat, a lot of heat. This heat must somehow be exhausted or a cooling source must be provided to equipments. or a cooling source must be provided to equipments. This cooling source is made with classic air-conditioning in 90%, This cooling source is made with classic air-conditioning in 90%, and is high-energy consumer, using the refrigerant, and as we know is pollutant. and is high-energy consumer, using the refrigerant, and as we know is pollutant. and is high-energy consumer, using the refrigerant, and as we know is pollutant. The technology is a few years old, but it has not been studied on high technology consumption, as any telecom operator has. Basically, everything we did in Alba Iulia was to significantly reduce our energy consumption. Basically, everything we did in Alba Iulia was to significantly reduce our energy consumption. Basically, everything we did in Alba Iulia was to significantly reduce our energy consumption. As an order of magnitude, I can tell you that we are even ten times less energy consumed. As an order of magnitude, I can tell you that we are even ten times less energy consumed. As an order of magnitude, I can tell you that we are even ten times less energy consumed.

Imagine that only last month, as recently as we extracted the reports for the last month, we produced about 1.2 megawatts of energy in a month we produced about 1.2 megawatts of energy in a month with our own photovoltaic panels. That means less than 1.2 megawatt hours in the Electrica network That means less than 1.2 megawatt hours in the Electrica network And, parallel to 2016, we have reduced our consumption by another megawatt, And, parallel to 2016, we have reduced our consumption by another megawatt, thanks to the innovative cooling technology introduced by UPC Romania in Alba Iulia. thanks to the innovative cooling technology introduced by UPC Romania in Alba Iulia. thanks to the innovative cooling technology introduced by UPC Romania in Alba Iulia. Ionuţ Budişteanu is the winner of the most pre-university science and engineering contest in the world, Ionuţ Budişteanu is the winner of the most pre-university science and engineering contest in the world, with the project low-cost car without a driver.

In 2013, Time magazine included him among the most influential young people in the world. In 2013, Time magazine included him among the most influential young people in the world. For the moment we built a small factory in Râmnicu Vâlcea where we are building the VisionBot robots. These robots assemble electronic plates These robots assemble electronic plates and are especially used by all sorts of small and medium-sized businesses These robots assemble electronic plates that assemble electronic products, electronic cards with our robots. Last year I received a scholarship from Google, to participate in the Global Solutions Program, Last year I received a scholarship from Google, to participate in the Global Solutions Program, a sort of accelerator and kind of entrepreneurial school, to learn American business, a sort of accelerator and kind of entrepreneurial school, to learn American business, to start projects. And there I started the Sky Hub social platform. I was in Silicon Valley, Mountain View, NASA. I was in Silicon Valley, Mountain View, NASA. It was very interesting to interact with NASA researchers, even if you worked in start-ups, even if you worked in the IT field and you did not necessarily have a connection with the physical domain. Although I have received many proposals to leave Romania, I still think that there is a great potential in Romania, and than special things can be started here, in Romania. Still, there are some 16 to 17 million Romanians who still believe in Romania Still, there are some 16 to 17 million Romanians who still believe in Romania and still stay here, so they have not all left. That scientific research is needed, there is out of question.

That is in everything. It is in biology, for biology is the science of the 21st century, in physics, of course, in chemistry, which was the science of the nineteenth century, and now has stuck to physics. You should know that matematicians are as fewer as the physicists. You should know that matematicians are as fewer as the physicists. You should know that matematicians are as fewer as the physicists. The one on top are issuing the theorems and demonstrate them, The one on top are issuing the theorems and demonstrate them, and then comes the great mass of engineers who use them, and so is working the world machinery. and then comes the great mass of engineers who use them, and so is working the world machinery. In my opinion, the most important achievement in Romania, after 1 December 1918 In my opinion, the most important achievement in Romania, after 1 December 1918 In my opinion, the most important achievement in Romania, after 1 December 1918 is this laser, this construction that is being done at Magurele and is completely changing Romania’s position in the world. Laser is a new science. It has 70-80 years old, no more. Gerard Moreau, the man I am talking about, has discovered that this laser beam can be compacted. Gerard Moreau, the man I am talking about, has discovered that this laser beam can be compacted. Gerard Moreau, the man I am talking about, has discovered that this laser beam can be compacted. Gerard Moreau, the man I am talking about, has discovered that this laser beam can be compacted. Gerard Moreau will certainly take the Nobel Prize. He came to Romania. He knew the people working here and said “We will be making a laser in your country, in Hungary in Chech Republic, and we share this invention at three.”

As far as I know, the construction is under grafics. Everything is done there, the testing of the equipment, which are all new equipment recently invented which are all new equipment recently invented In 2019 all these will work and will have a gamma ray source on top. In 2019 all these will work and will have a gamma ray source on top. The combination of these, between ELI and the gamma ray source, The combination of these, between ELI and the gamma ray source, The combination of these, between ELI and the gamma ray source, could bring two Nobel prizes over the next ten years, as the project director, the physicist Nicolae Zamfir, says. as the project director, the physicist Nicolae Zamfir, says. When you mention this, is on a different side of the world’s civilisation. For the moment, CERN is the world’s largest particle physics research laboratory. For the moment, CERN is the world’s largest particle physics research laboratory. The presence of Romanian researchers involved in CERN projects has grown steadily. The presence of Romanian researchers involved in CERN projects has grown steadily, reaching about 100. CERN was founded in 1954. At the time, the acceleration technology, physics studies that were being done were indeed nuclear-oriented. physics studies that were being done were indeed nuclear-oriented. Meanwhile, the technology has allowed us to build stronger accelerators, in order to be able to probe inside the nucleus, in order to be able to probe inside the nucleus, inside the proton and the neutrons, that means to go for smaller and smaller distances while we are able to increasingly accelerate the energy of the particle.

So practically, today we can say CERN is actually the European lab for particle physics. So practically, today we can say CERN is actually the European lab for particle physics. In 2005 I came back from CERN, from Geneva. Now I’m at the Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering “Horia Hulubei”, in the Department of Particle Physics. I am involved in the ATLAS experiment, at CERN, at the Large Hadron Collider Accelerator from Geneva. That is since 1992, I mean from the very beginning, since the prototypes were made also the first physics tests That is since 1992, I mean from the very beginning, since the prototypes were made also the first physics tests and since the detectors had to be built for this experiment. and since the detectors had to be built for this experiment. I have seen what an experimental team means, what activities they need to have, how a group should work, how to coordinate students, how to shape them, to grow them to become performers, how to develop the experimental part, how to gather people around you. And I’ve been searching since 2005 since I got back from CERN, to do exactly what I’ve seen what is done in some European laboratories do. This is a very important matter. To like them, to make them feel comfortable, to make them feel useful and in this way they will rich performances. Actually, it’s a continuity, but it’s a big leap because of the allocated budget.

It’s a fantastic opportunity for a country like Romania. It’s a fantastic opportunity for a country like Romania. Romania has this opportunity, it develops this fantastic experimental infrastructure Romania has this opportunity, it develops this fantastic experimental infrastructure that offers a wide range of research, fundamental, applied, etc. that offers a wide range of research, fundamental, applied, etc. that offers a wide range of research, fundamental, applied, etc. We all need to evolve, to cope with difficult situations. We all need to evolve, to cope with difficult situations. I was talking about that perseverance and determination to achieve your goal. This can be a value of the community or of its context, This can be a value of the community or of its context, and if you want, of the entourage that once promoted can be taken over by any adult. and if you want, of the entourage that once promoted can be taken over by any adult. Whether is an adult who needs rules, or is an adult who needs a lot of novelty. A conviction is changing not only because I have access to some information. A conviction is changing not only because I have access to some information. A conviction is changing not only because I have access to some information.

Meaning, the information does not change behavior, the more the conviction, but I need real personal life experiences. the more the conviction, but I need real personal life experiences. This means that, as much as an adult or a young person will experience different experiences This means that, as much as an adult or a young person will experience different experiences from the way he thinks, as a kind of behavioral experiments, in time he will change his conviction and the behavior. in time he will change his conviction and the behavior. He needs to be motivated to try a new thing. He needs to be motivated to try a new thing. You know what we have to do? Well, let’s see, here is complicated because of power roles, power games, the corporations, with the nations, with … Okay, but I, personally, what am I supposed to do? You personally can do or do not, it doesn’t matter. We all have to do. So now, let’s say that a lot of societies have come to awareness So now, let’s say that a lot of societies have come to awareness So now, let’s say that a lot of societies have come to awareness or a kind of pre-awareness of the risks, of and danger. The essence is to start the child’s education from the age of three. The essence is to start the child’s education from the age of three. Do not break any twigs or leaves, do not throw paper on the ground, show respect to the surounings, to everything, to all it matters, and mainly, do not increase waste. We know very well that every citizen of the West … We know very well that every citizen of the West … I consider myself, I consider our country as part of the West, spend about 825 kg of food on waste. spend about 825 kg of food on waste. These are the rubbish that we do each of us. These are the rubbish that we do each of us. Well, the little kid needs to be trained, to know to put aside, to select garbage, to not ask more food for lunch or dinner, than is strictly necessary. to not ask more food for lunch or dinner, than is strictly necessary. to not ask more food for lunch or dinner, than is strictly necessary.

There is a need for a paradigm shift, a change of mentality, across the country If you don’t do a global change, you have no chance of something to happen. There are people who, by what they say, and especially by what they do, There are people who, by what they say, and especially by what they do, still hope that their message will reach the others. still hope that their message will reach the others. Regardless their profession, they don’t pass unconcerned to the challenges that today’s society is launching. they don’t pass unconcerned to the challenges that today’s society is launching. Because the care for nature is a job we should all have! Because the care for nature is a job we should all have! We introduced you just a few of the people we met on our trip We introduced you jus a few of the people we met on our trip A journey that has just begun. We need examples… We need a change. Who inspires you? You are the world’s leaders. It’s only about passion and motivation. Just focusing on your passion to do whatever you like, Just focusing on your passion to do whatever you like, and you will be very successful!

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