We have been undertaking training/seminar, workshop and research activities in order to achieve our objectives.
ECOLOGICAL LITERACY EDUCATION AND TRAINING
There is growing international recognition of Education as a key enabler for sustainable development, as the global community adopted Agenda 2030 and related Sustainable Development Goals; a global plan of action for people, planet, and prosperity. Education for sustainability aims to empower learners of all ages to assume active roles, both locally and globally, in building more peaceful, inclusive and ecologically secure societies.
Zeytince Association is dedicated to the cultivation of education for sustainable living and lifestyles in our region. As such we have been carrying out eco-literacy training courses and seminars to young people and adults in İzmir region since 2017. We work and collaborate at multiple levels of scale with local and regional public and private bodies in our training programs. Ecological literacy training aims to (a) nourish the culture of sustainability (b) assist citizens to gain the knowledge, inspiration and skills needed to foster ecologically sustainable life styles and at the same time and (c) engage and empower them to actively apply their knowledge and skills to tackle ecological issues in their communities.FOR MORE INFORMATION
AEGEE EUROPEAN STUDENTS FORUM (28 MARCH 2018)
AEGEE is one of the biggest Europe’s interdisciplinary student organization. It is open to students and young people from all faculties and disciplines. This one day forum took place at Olive Academy / Karaburun and was coordinated by AEGEE Izmir. The forum hosted various students from Izmir and from different European Countries. During the morning session of the forum, moderated Akın Erdogan, students had the opportunity to discuss various topics on climate change, sustainability and citizen participation to address ecological problems. After a pleasant lunch break in the garden of Olive Academy, Dr. Menevis Uzbay Pirili delivered a seminar on Ecological Literacy and Ecological Intelligence. Students also had the opportunity to walk through the Olive Grove Road accompanied by members from Zeytince.
SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLE WORKSHOP (2- 3 JUNE 2018)
This workshop was implemented at “Furma” Farm for Ecological Living / Bozköy / Karaburun https://en.furma.org. The farm takes its name from a kind of olive that is special to the Karaburun peninsula. The “hurma” olive matures by fermenting on the tree’s own branch and can be eaten without the need for any process. The hurma olive is called “Furma” by the locals in Karaburun. During the workshop Sadan Tutuncu, carried out a training activity on Masanobu Fukuoka’s Natural Agriculture, Permaculture, the concept of self sufficiency and sustainable lives. The training activity involved both theoretical knowledge and practical implementations. Additionally various permaculture practices implemented at Furma, such as food forest, regenerative agriculture, protection of biodiversity, enrichment of soil were introduced to the participants during the workshop.
MEETING FOR A NEW VISION (3 JUNE 2018)
Zeytince Association, coordinated a meeting for its members in order to redefine and design a new vision. The meeting moderated by Nurşen Agathe Ergün took place at Olive Academy.
BIOBLITS (TURKSAY) PENINSULA CITIZEN SCIENCE
Zeytince Association participated the “Bioblitz“ Citizen Science Application in Karaburun Program implemented its second meeting at “Bademler” Life Village on 25 October 2018. Assoc. Professor Koray Velibeyoğlu gave a presentation outlining the purpose and scope of the citizen science practice. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Serdar Gökhan Şenol from The Department of Botany of The Faculty of Science of The Aegean University, explained the basic concepts of Botany, how the issue should be handled, and gave detailed information about the Floristic diversity of Turkey and Izmir. During the meeting, how citizen science can be used as a powerful tool for climate action, sustainable development and environmental protection through civic engagement. Tolgahan Oysal explained the various activities to be undertaken under citizen science, how to use the mobile application and answered the questions of the participants. In the second part of the meeting, a two hour, a hands-on field trip took place.