Please note: All talks and workshops are in English language

While all events are open for anyone to participate, subject to organizing their own transport, we have designated some events as follows:
(L) denotes events primarily aimed at the local audience
(I)  denotes events primarily for international guests

20. May (L)
Herceg Novi

Eco Regatta day

1.00pm weather permitting: Green Culture Eco Regatta by NGO Blue Patrol, international regatta for cleaning the Boka Bay. Regional and international vessels are invited to take part in the regatta. 

21. May (I)
Ada Bojana, Ulcinj

Health and Wellness day

Daily:

  • Environmental Artists residencies, 7 days
  • 30am Yoga and Meditation (+ massage by donation) will be taking place every morning with Chelsey Needham and Dinesh Gohil
  • Kite and Wind surfing
  • Horseback riding (tbc)
  • 11:00am Inspiring the youth: Arts and Environment Exhibition from NGO “Naša Akcija”
  • 11:30am Hands-on workshop with the Whale Company: Making plastic bottles into stand up paddling boards https://thewhalecompany.co.uk/
 Thoughout the day:

  • Sports activities with NGO “Naša Akcija”
  • Aquathlon (tbc)
  • Local organic food
  • Local Wine tasting in partnership with the Secret Sommelier secretsommelier.com from London, UK 
  • Green Culture space for local activists:
  • 2:30pm NGO Ecologic presenting Eco gardens Mareza, Podgorica, Montenegro
  • 3:15pm NGO Green Minds on recycling and upcycling, local activists presentation 
  • 8:00pm DJ Roy Rovelli and beach after-Party 
22. May (I)
Ada Bojana

Mind, Body, Soul – Our internal ecology day

Prayer for the Earth Circle 

  • 6:30am Early morning Prayer for the Earth circle at the Barbana beach
  • Inviting the religious communities to support and reinforce the global environmental agenda
  • 7am Skype talk with Stuart Scott, United Planet Faith & Science Initiative (org) from Hawaii, US
  • 7:30am Yoga and meditation 
Throughout the day:

  • Kite and Wind Surfing
  • Horseback riding (tbc)
  • Artist residency
  • Pachamama tools and learning sources presentation https://www.pachamama.org/, Online course
  • Local Wine tasting in partnership with the Secret Sommelier secretsommelier.com from London, UK
  • 11:00am Total Being work/playshop by Andrew Marstrand http://andrewmarstrand.com/
  • 3:00pm Going deeper, Fractal drawing workshop with Gordana Ražnatović from Restart, Budva
  • 5:00pm Family Constellations by Aleksandra Shymina http://www.asconstellations.co.uk/
  • GC Network party “Share the love”
  • 8:00pm Legendary Balkan band “Leb i Sol” live concert (tbc)
  • 9:00pm DJ Roy Rovelli Beach after-Party
23. May
Ada Bojana (I) and parallel events in Cetinje and Bijelo Polje (L)

Ada Bojana 

  • Green Culture Business EXPO – Sustainable businesses marquees at the Ada Bojana resort (tbc)
  • 7:30am Yoga and meditation 
Throughout the day:

  • Kite and Wind Surfing
  • Horseback riding (tbc)
  • Organic food
  • Artist residency
  • Local Wine tasting in partnership with the Secret Sommelier secretsommelier.com 
  • 6:00pm Campfire session – Book discussion: “Stealing fire” by Steven Kotler & Jamie Wheel (prepare please!)
  • 8:00pm DJ Roy Rovelli and Beach Party
Parallel cities talks and presentations – Cetinje and Bijelo Polje (L, I optional)

Cetinje (L)

  • 2:00pm Green Festivals: Power of festivals guide (translated in Montenegrin language) presented by Chris Johnson, founder of Shambala festival at the Ministry for Culture. 
Bijelo Polje (L)                                                                                                                                             

  • 12:00pm The Music of the Plants by Tigrilla Gardenia, Damanhur , Italy http://www.musicoftheplants.com/en/ , Cultural Centre “Vojislav Bulatović Strunjo”, Bijelo Polje
24. May
Ada Bojana and parallel events in Podgorica and Nikšić

Throughout the day:
Environmental Film day in collaboration with Seanema, Ulcinj at Ada Bojana (I) Full programe to be announced

 plus:

  • 7:30am Yoga and meditation
  • Kite and Wind Surfing
  • Horseback riding (tbc)
  • Artist residency 
  • 11:00am Forest Theatre, a playful exploration of Self, the Other and the World through interactions in and with Nature workshop for all ages with Elizabeta Ziljstra Jovanovska, Kalen www.kalen.mk 
  • Local Wine tasting in partnership with the Secret Sommelier secretsommelier.com 
  • 8:00pm DJ Beach Party 
Parallel cities talks and presentations – Podgorica and Nikšić 

Podgorica (I,L)
at Hotel Hilton 

  • 4:00pm Jason Grant “Redesigning Humanity, The Age of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain” www.integral.me 
  • 5:00pm Green Culture resident key note address: Prince Nikola Petrović Njegoš  and the Minister for Sustainable adevelopment and Tourism Pavle Radulović (Minister’s presence tbc) 
Green Culture space for partners:

  • 5:15pm Cambridge Climate Lecture Series “Climate restoration”, panel discussion moderated by Dr. Hugh Hunt, University of Cambridge: Russ George, CEO Planktos Inc.
    Baroness Bryony Worthington, Executive director, Environmental Defense Fund
    Prof. Jason Eric Box, PhD, professor in glaciology at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
     
  • 6:30pm “Our Future”, panel discussions with:
    Fiona McCluney – Head of UN Montenegro
    Prof. Dr. Chris Rapley – UCL
    Alina Averchenkova – London School of Economics       

Nikšić 
(L)
at Tehnopolis

12pm

  • Faris Oweis, VP of Corporate Development of Digital Town digitaltown.com
  • Maya Berisha at BENE organic drinks, local initiative presentation
25. May
Ada Bojana and parallel events in Kotor, Tivat, Budva, Bar

Ada Bojana
Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leaders day in partnership with Climate Reality Leadership Europe
(http://www.climaterealityproject.org) 

  • 7:30am Yoga and meditation
Throughout the day:

  • Kite and Wind Surfing
  • Horseback riding (tbc)
  • Artist residency
  • Local Wine tasting in partnership with the Secret Sommelier secretsommelier.com
  • Survival in the Nature, NGO Bushcrafts, survival stories around the campfire. 
  • Climate Reality @ Green Culture presentations by the Climate Reality Leaders, pan-European participation:

9.55am Key note: Zsolt Bauer, Branch Manager, The Climate Reality Project Europe
10.00am The Future We Want – Climate Education, Carrie Cort, Sussex Green Living, UK
10.30am ‘Fake News’, the Climate.  How to take action, Francesca Camilla Bruno, World Climaps, CH
11.00am Transition to 100% renewables – Case Study Serbia, Djordje Samardzija, One Degree Serbia, RS
11.30am  Laudato si – The Papacy and Veganism, Cristina Levine, Climate Reality Leader, BR
12.00pm  Almonds and Avocados, Jenny Edwards, Re-source Coaching, UK
12.30am  About Cambridge Climate Lecture Series, Nick Breeze, Cambridge Climate Lecture Series, UK

  • 1:00pm Leon Aarts will demonstrate the Compassion restaurant menu and will cook lunch for all of the Green Culture participants
Green Culture space for local partners:

  • 3:30pm Short presentation of the young activists and volunteers of the local NGO “Naša akcija”
  • 4:00pm Design for the Circular Economy, James Rock, DesignThinkers
  • 5:00pm Introduction to Sociocracy 3.0, Jan Zijlstra, The Sharing Cycle
  • 6:00pm Love in Time of Taksim, One Women Show, stand up comedy – Gabriela Sosa, Climate Reality Leader, Panama/US
  • 8:00pm Film screening: Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (tbc)
Parallel cities talks and presentations – Tivat, Kotor, Budva, Bar (L)

  • Travelling conference, presentations and workshops in the parallel cities and travelling to Ada Bojana for the weekend
  • 12:00pm Sustainable Monuments: Protecting the National Heritage, Robin Gelatelly Smith in Kotor
  • 2:00pm Jump, Fall, Fly; Can rethinking learning lead to happier children and a greener cleaner planet?, Lehla and Anthony Eldridge, authors of Jump, Fall, Fly in Tivat
  • 2:30pm Sustainable Tourism by Dr Raoul Valerio Bianchi http://www.med-voices.org/, in Budva
  • 12:00pm Practical workshop of producing wind turbines and solar panels by Victoria Nestor, at the Economic School, Bar
  • 9.30pm DJ Beach Party at Ada Bojana
26.May
Ada Bojana (L, I)

All Together day

GC speakers, artists, musicians, exhibitors
Presenting the artworks of the resident artists and products of the local food producers

  • 7:30am Yoga and meditation
  • Kite and Wind Surfing
  • Horseback riding (tbc)
  • Local Wine tasting in partnership with the Secret Sommelier secretsommelier.com
Short presentations of the GC guest speakers

  • 10:00am Traditional 5th Eco kid workshop, Creating Goran, the Earth Dragon from upcycled materials in collaboration with Sussex Green Living and Naša Akcija. This is followed by a story about Goran, the Earth Dragon, contributed by CRL’s David Arnault and Carrie Cort, storytelling by Alia Al Zougbi
  • 12:00am Foraging to save the Planet, Karl Elliot Gough, the Culinary Caveman http://theculinarycaveman.co.uk
  • 1:00pm Practical Solutions around the world with Environmentalist Nicola Peel http://www.nicolapeel.comhttp://eyesofgaia.com/ 
  • 1:00pm Leon Aarts will demonstrate the Compassion restaurant menu and will cook lunch for all of the Green Culture participants
  • 3:00pm Philosophy for children workshop by Alia Al Zougbi (https://www.aliaalzougbi.com/about), HEC, Tower Hamlets, London
  • 5:00pm Presenting the Green Culture Global Academy
  • 5:30pm Compassion Restaurants concept, The power of Gift Economy by Leon Aarts http://www.leon-aarts.com
  • 6:00pm How artists can support transformations to sustainability, presentation of artist performance, Gloria Benedikt, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), www.gloriabenedikt.com
  • 7:00pm Sunset Earth Ceremony by Jean Francis, OneSpirit Interfaith minister www.circleoflifecelebrations.co.uk
  • Wrap up, final thoughts and next steps
  • 30pm Concert (tbc) and a Beach after-Party

 

27. May
Leave no trace, cleaning action with NGO “Naša Akcija”, everybody is welcome to stay and help!

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