The responsability for the environment falls on the shoulders of the present generation. Through “Education for the Black Sea”, Mare Nostrum continues the series of projects through which we mobilized people and addressed a call to action for everybody to improve their quality of life. Our NGO aimed to develop an Education for Sustainable Development program, to improve abilities for different target groups, in order to achieve the sustainable development targets in the Romanian seashore area and to raise awareness among almost 20.000 people, regarding the importance of the sustainable development of the Romanian seashore and the Black Sea. One of the most important activities of the project was collecting used vegetable oil. Starting with the 1st of November 2014, Mare Nostrum involved schools all over the county in a contest, with prizes for the schools that collected the largest quantity of used vegetable oil.
Other successful activities, implemented by Mare Nostrum in 2014, were those of data collection regarding by-catch and strandings of the 3 dolphin species in the Black Sea, but also informing and awareness raising sessions in schools, on different hot topics such as: “Black Sea dolphins conservation”, “The Black Sea and its importance”, “Marine litter at the Black Sea” and “The necessity of used vegetable oil collecting”.
The project “Education for the Black Sea” lasted for 16 months.