Green Association helps your ideas to bloom!
The association was established at the end of 2012 by a group of friends. What connects us is the love of nature in all its aspects. Our main goal is to promote non-standard solutions for environmental protection, and the tools we use strive to preserve our originality, authenticity and freedom. We rely mainly on personal money, donations and voluntary work.
YOU WILL FIND US BY THE SMELL
Heavy smell of fried stuff for the nose, but light for the consciousness – smell of free choice and clean environment! We changed the old diesel VW T3 minibus to run on filtered used oil, demonstrating an original and sustainable example of saving emissions, energy resources, waste and reusing apparently unnecessary materials. Eat our crunchy breakfast and move us a kilometer ahead!
YOU WILL ALSO BE SURPRISED BY OUR PEDWASHER…
A pedal washing machine that works flawlessly as long as there is someone to pedal. The everlasting in time and state governance Pearl 04 combined with mountain bicycle and home detergent elements definitely ensure a quality wash, which Aunt Maria would envy. Real fun and burning of calories comes with centrifugation when everyone worships the machine and is grateful that electricity exists.
OUR SOLAR STOVE ALSO MAKES AN IMPRESSION …
An old satellite dish covered with aluminum foil and a black saucepan with good insulation easily make the water boil, and we boil our blood with the joy that once again we will eat delicious veggies, prepared by the heat of the sun.
Supported projects by Green Association
In our quest to present and support sustainable models of social interaction, we have created for two years now a social center aiming at a shared workspace that supports the positive change in each of us. After realizing a number of activities at the local, national and international level, it…
I knew that I wanted the Green Project since the very first moment. It soaks your spirit and once you have experienced it, unavoidable you’ll want to be part of the change; WARNING: it becomes a lifetime experience.
I applied for the GVS ’cause I really liked the project description, but I did not expect such a rich experience.
It’s a total discovery from the beginning: the “colleagues”, the rapidly becoming friends, the country with its millennial culture and the astonishing environment – I barely knew the geographic position before landing there – the varied and stimulating activities.
I met many nice and in and interesting people from all over Europe, from the warm south of España to the cold Baltic Latvija, along with younger and older locals, and all of them shared with me something that made this experience unique.
No other experience I’ve had in my life so far, I mean so much from so many different points of view.
Being part of the green team was a great opportunity to discover and experiment a sustainable lifestyle in an inspiring atmosphere.
During this experience I grow a lot by sharing ideas and working together on projects that create and repair the bridges between nature and humans.
All the people and places I met on this project have shown green seeds on me that I happily spread wherever I go.
I’m looking forward to the next time our paths will meet.
My EVS in Bulgaria with Green Association was a full experience. It has been rich in adventures and new friends. And if I add new possibilities, new awarness and new open-mind it gave me, all of that makes:
EVS: Spain, Portugal, Sardinia, France and Bulgaria working together for a better society.
I met Aleko and the Green’s family for the first time in April 2015. I arrived in Bulgaria through the EVS project, with a big suitcase, a master degree on my shoulders, high expectations of it from my family, and. .. fear of inadequacy. But at the time I was 26 and dying for things to start happening to me! I remember almost every single day of my first month in Momin Prohod: the old house, the typical food, the beautiful nature around us, the Bulgarian lessons, the camp fires, our daily activities, our incredible magic bus … Aleko is a tireless dreamer, an example of “believe in yourself and be positive”, a point of reference. I’ll always be grateful to him and to Green’s family for showing me how beautiful the world is when it’s green colored.
Family, Friends & Fools
In the Green Association we are all volunteers, but we are often friends, too. Self initiative is of paramount importance because the cause that unites us is above all and everyone! To keep it clean and green it is important to have fun and support as friends!
I am Yana, and I love to be part of Connection. In my life I was part of so many things that I taste, act or react to. I am always with Art in my soul which I put in Acting, Dancing, Singing, Drawing, but most of all Playing, playing with the colorful wheel of life. Sometimes it is black of nostalgia that is coming after game over with people I met, other time it can be blue, opened to the hope and adrenaline of the experience. But when I put my green glasses I see new ideas, fresh people and actions. Life energy steps in my thoughts and makes me believe. It makes me think of renewing myself through the desire for helping the planet and people. Remembering the reason to be alive… The Green World is open to everyone who wants to give. I was surprised when for first time I found a place and people where you have the opportunity to influence by giving, to be heard and to have reactions on the other side. Green Association is that space for me.
I am Peter, I have studied economics and finance, currently I am working with databases, forecasting and statistical models. My main interests are in history, demography and politics. As a person, who is following global and local processes, I believe that humans and the planet are more than ever in need of solutions for sustainable development. So, what can we do about it? If we don’t have the opportunity to trigger world revolution (not just yet), we can start working on a smaller scale and initiate the change gradually from the bottom to the top instead. We can create communities seeking the balance between the man and nature, which are to offer new ideas and alternatives. Green Association is such a community and I am happy that I am able to be part of it.
Hello! My name is Mira Alyakova. Doctor of Economics. My specialty is socio-technological transformations of systems. I am a Bulgarian and I speak Russian and English. Together with Green Association, we make useful and good deeds in rural areas! If you want to know Bulgarian, write, read and understand and to be part of our big house, then you are in the right place! With our followers we learn Bulgarian language, create a Green Educational Center in the village of Korkina, Bobov Dol, and transform ourselves for a better future! Come with us!
Years ago people thought that I had weird ideas, but recently such ideas came to light worldwide and became so popular that I am always asked to explain why this project is different from the other green things… but it’s not and that’s why it’s simply GREEN! Now I just find it reasonable to keep on digging forward and explain less. But if you really want to find and make the difference for yourself, you will definitely do, because you are different and this project is you!
Greets all GREEN supporters! My name is Pavel Rusetzki, and I am one of the participants in the green idea which is the merging point around us. Sharing the very same princiles, I am extremely happy to have the opportunity to participate in the preparation of the vision of the association and the work with the people in it.
My name is Margarita, my professional aspirations are in the field of art, cinema and theater, but my inner sense of need for global change has always dragged me to various social projects and so I volunteer in my free time for several years now. The magic of the Green Association is not just about ideas, but mostly people who do not stop implementing their dreams. Dreams – kind of small and green, but each of them brings a lot of enthusiasm, healthy work and love, and so, slowly but surely, a whole forest, our community, shows up after the little green seed. You will recognize us by the glamor in the eyes, the wide smiles and the love we talk about with the things we do.