Friends of the Earth Croatia

Zelena akcija is a leading non-governmental organization for environmental protection in Croatia. Its activist approach in solving environmental problems enables its staff and volunteers to effectively deal with challenging and often, serious issues. Zelena akcija is well known for its attractive and imaginative public advocacy actions and campaigns.

Zelena akcija was founded in 1990 and its headquarters are in Zagreb, Croatia. A small team of professionals supports the work of numerous volunteers and activists, who cover a wide range of topics in their work (waste, energy, climate, urbanism, rivers, GMO, agriculture, transport etc.). Zelena akcija is active on local, national and global levels and promotes the protection of nature and the environment, while advocating for sustainable development in Croatian and other communities. It also focuses on activities that foster public participation in decision-making processes with the aim of improving the quality of life in Croatia.

Victories and key actions

A selection of the latest achievements of our member...
  • 3 new Zero Waste municipalities, good progress in the existing ones & production of a Waste Manageent plan for 2 municipalities
  • Organisation of the Plastic Free Week (movie screening, panel discussion, exhibition, street actions, workshops for citizens)
  • Campain against waste coincineration in MBTs in Croatia
  • Campaign in Zagreb: EU Capital of Trash
  • Start of the Food Waste project
  • Organisation of a 3-day-long environmental movie festival
  • Strengthening the Zero Waste Croatia Network of NGOs
  • Work on Plastic Strategy and Directive
  • Education about waste prevention and reduction

Main focus and objectives

A selection of the expected results of our member...
  • Progress and growth of the Zero Waste network of municipalities
  • Starting the work on Zero Waste Hotels & Events
  • Campaign in Zagreb: EU Capital of Trash
  • Organisation of a Plastic Week/Month
  • Continuation of the Food Waste Project
  • Organisation of the Environmental Movie Festival
  • Strengthening the Zero Waste Croatia Network of NGOS
  • Work on the implementation of the Plastic Strategy and Directive
  • Education about Waste Prevention and Reduction (Lectures, workshops, start of the Repair Café)

Zagreb, Croatia

Want more news from this member?

Here are some of their recent activities...