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‘Environmental problems, especially global warming, are universal. It does not distinguish between nation, language and religion. We must all fight together in order to live in a cleaner and healthier environment “ 

We conducted an interview with Tuğberk Kaya from the Green Peace Movement, one of the successful projects under the 1st Small Grant Program, under the project called “Raise Your Voice Advocate Your Rights” conducted by the Naci Talat Foundation and IKME and financed by the EU.As Join2Madia, we would like to share with you a short informative video financed by the 1st Grant Scheme and some more information about the projects realized by the Green Peace Movement and the projects they are aiming to realize in the upcoming future.

Could you tell us a bit about your association and your activities?

The Green Peace Movement is a non-governmental organization established in 1988 and struggling in the field of environment. Public awareness raising, effective project and model proposals for state decision-making mechanisms, solid waste management projects, international short film competition, working groups in various decision-making mechanisms are just a few examples of the activities of our organization.

What kind of activities did you achieve through the small grant scheme you achieved from the Raise Your Voice Advocate Your Rights Project, and what were the additional benefits you achieved?

In our day, social media and visuality are very important. It is an important medium for effective communication of your messages. Despite the importance of the visual media, the Green Peace Movement did not have an updated public service announcement ads (PSA) spotlighting . Thanks to the Raise Your Voice Advocate Your Rights Project, we had the opportunity to make two public spots. The first of these reached twenty thousand impressions within 24 hours of publication and was shared by many people, which is important so that we can communicate environmental issues.

Our second video was a promotional video for our Tin Children project, which is currently in effect at 19 municipalities. The video has been influential in our project awareness efforts. Our videos will also be broadcast on our domestic channels as public spots.

What are your plans in the forthcoming period in terms of creating awareness and/or other types activities?

In 2019, there will be more than 5 billion mobile users. Traditional media has left its place to the digital one. In this context, the construction of website for Green Peace Movement is essential. Our 5th short film competition will be realised on the 5th of June, as it is happening annually on the world environment day, every year. Within the scope of our Hope Tins project, we will have activities for recycling and within the framework of our Tin Children project we will have waste sorting festivals.

Do you have a message that you would like to emphasize for the community through Join2Media?

Environmental problems, especially global warming, are universal. It does not distinguish between nation, language and religion. We must all fight together in order to live in a cleaner and healthier environment.

In this context, I invite all our sensitive citizens to volunteer and fight together. With project-oriented and problem-solving approach, we can live up to environmental problems and live in an environment that we deserve.

For more information, visit the Green Peace Movement at:

https://www.facebook.com/YesilBarisHareketi/