On 12 March 2017, Sunday Eco School participants and WMTR visited newly developed Eco Hub – Co-Working Space at Telavi University. The Eco Hub was created by the WMTR program based on Green Your University competition’s winner idea. The concept of the Green Your University competition organized in January was for groups of students to compete with new initiatives on integrated waste management that would make their universities greener.
The Eco Hub – Co-Working space is a place developed according to Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle principles where students will be able to work in groups, plan environmental projects, organize open lectures and information meetings. The space is important for like-minded people to find each other, share experience and learn from one another, to support them in planning and implementation of environmental projects, and in general to motivate the youth of the region to spend time effectively.
WMTR project is funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by International City/County Management Association (ICMA) in partnership with CENN.
WMTR is assisting the Government of Georgia in designing an adequate waste management system in the regions of Adjara and Kakheti. The program objective is to support a cleaner and healthier environment, minimize adverse impacts from waste on human health and natural resources, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from landfills.