Snowless winters, droughts, fires, floods, hail, dust storms, hurricanes — these are the symptoms of alarming climate change, and there is more to come. What evidences of climate change do communities of various regions witness? How clearly do Ukrainians realize the scale of looming threat? What do authorities actually do and what should they do?…

The pandemic of COVID-19 has changed the world and everyday way of our lives. It was not only our health that the virus has struck but industries, consumer services, patterns of consumption as well. The responsibles for waste management have experienced extra hardships too. The research has involved experts from NGOs “Zero waste Lviv”, “Ekoltava”,…

In 2019, in Poltavs’ka region a Global Project has started «Support of the Export Initiative for Environmental Technologies», implemented by #GIZ_Ukraine by order of German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). In November 2020, a common initiative was launched within the project called “Awareness-raising in the field of waste management”,…

The authors — non-government organisation Ekoltava and analytical centre Cedos, all supported by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Ukraine Bureau Kyjiv — Ukraine — have come together to define how climate change affects the social life, its comfort, economic conditions of people with various physical and social capabilities who suffer from climate (in)justice in Ukraine. The authors have developed…

The project was launched for training beginners activists and consisted of one-day training and a series of webinars. The training covered the following aspects: advocation, lobbying, communication and interaction with media. In partnership with various organisations enlightening webinars on practical topics were conducted for public activists, representatives from authorities, journalists and other people involved in…

Green Camp is a yearly educational camp that unites Ukrainian environmental movements. In 2019 the camp was dedicated to protection of mountain massif Svydovets’, that was to be destroyed due to large construction activity. That very year the camp has gathered a hundred activists. The event took place thanks to financial support of Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Ukraine…

“ChystoTAK” is a movement for implementing in Poltava and Poltavs’ka region separate waste collection analogous to the one existing in developed countries, to achieve maximum percentage of recycling. The cooperation started with Novosanzhars’ka district state administration – Novosanzhars’ky district have signed a memorandum of implementing subregional strategy of solid municipal waste management. Two big actions…

From time to time we organize wise movie shows. These include environmental movies of various genres: classical and newly shot, feature and popular scientific, social and political, entertaining films. The target audiences of these shows are aware people, the social stratum that cares about his environmental morrow.

Festival “Sady” – a yearly ecological festival, that took place within all-Ukrainian action “Let’s make Ukraine clean together!”. During the festival we pay attention to the issues of reasonable consumption, protection of environment and healthy living. We stand for alternative energy sources and reasonable waste management. The territory of festival contained eco-lecturing hall, exhibition of…

Within the implementation of CLEEN project “Involving publicity into implementing ambitious climate policy”, Ekoltava has estimated the Action Plan of Sustainable Energy Development for Poltava and marked it 8 out of 24, using special methodics of public estimation of Action Plans of Sustainable Energy Development for territorial units, designed by NGO “Ekoklub”. The same estimation…

Activate the energy 2019 is a program of climate leadership designed by 350.org-Ukraine for local environmental organisations, to inform about the consequences of climate change and the necessity to move to 100% renewable energy sources. Activists of Ekoltava have run a campaign for Poltava 100% transition to renewables and created a petition “On Poltava transition…

This project has gathered artists, scholars and activists together in the context of climate change in Ukraine. The participants have formed pairs artist-activist and artist-scholar and worked on their ideas: carried out researches, organized expeditions, recorded, edited, shot and composed material and ideal bulk to form accounts about climate change in Ukraine. The project was…

On the roof of Bilyts’ka school № 2, Kobeliats’ky district, solar power station was installed. It consists of twenty panels, total power 5 kW. So, from now on it is the first “green” school in Poltavs’ka region – the institution has passed the process of energy audit, got energy passport of international standard. There is…

«The center of Poltava region sustainable development» – is a compound project aimed for developing and implementing energy saving technologies and energy sources within Poltava region. It includes: Creating local board of experts dealing with energy effeciency, energy audit, recycling of wastes, fundrising so that it would be possible to consult with them; Creating a demo ‘’green’’…