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Recycle me!
Start date: Aug 1, 2011,

"Recycle me" is a project about art and culture with putting aspect on alternative art technics - using materials that can be recycled and making something out of nothing. This exchange will raise the awareness of the protection of the environment, pollution that man kind is making, selection of garbage and garbage removal. When everyone works together, we can make the best use of our planet’s natural resources. When you recycle the products you use every day, like cardboard boxes, milk jugs, and soda cans, you give new life to items that used to be thrown away, you save energy and help lower greenhouse gas emissions in the process. This Youth exchange will be exactly this – youngsters working together to save environment. It will happen in Strumica, Macedonia with 40 youngsters taking part in it - Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Italy, Portugal, Romania and Bulgaria will join creative thinking, exchange ideas, knowledge, and experience, positive examples through non-formal workshops, team building, role play, and creative workshops. The project will fight people ignorance towards the pollution they are making with garbage. Youngsters will make "a cleaning day" and using materials that should be recycled like plastic bottles, plastic bags, leaves, branches of trees will make a creative exhibition of sculptures,using art and creativity. The exhibition will be open for public on the last day when participants will present the idea of selective garbage removal and recycling in order to save the environment. During this exhibition youngsters will hear about YIA opportunities and be motivated to take active part in their communities. As a final result a promotional film and booklet with pictures will be created, and with information on environment pollution and ways to prevent it. Participants countries cultures will be present, European diversity will be promoted and tolerance and respect between youngsters coming from different backgrounds will be achieved.

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