Cooperation for a Green Future

Working to enhance environmental security in Georgia

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Cooperation for a Green Future focuses on the following priority areas:

Cooperation for a Green Future supports the development of a sustainable, integrated transportation system in Georgia. We encourage the improvement and wider use of public transport options including trams, buses and metros. We recognize the importance of reducing pollution emissions from road traffic, and we support the inspection and reduction of vehicle emissions. We are working to eliminate the most polluting types of transportation fuels such as leaded gasoline. More information on lead pollution in Georgia is available here (PDF, 555K).

We actively promote the introduction of industrial ecology practices in Georgian industries. Industrial ecology is an innovative approach to organizing industrial activities that uses the structure and processes of natural ecosystems as a model. Industrial ecology seeks to integrate wastes and byproducts into the production process thus reducing the need for material extraction and waste disposal. More information on industrial ecology is available here (PDF, 91K).
Cooperation for a Green Future places great value on raising public awareness about environmental issues. A more complete knowledge about the causes and potential solutions to environmental problems will allow more rational implementation of preventative and remediative actions. Environmental education focused at the younger generations, as well as the adult population, will lead to greater willingness to effectively engage tough environmental issues in both the short- and long-term.
Our interests include the development and use of decentralized, renewable energy supplies, leading to a cleaner environment and greater energy security. Energy sources appropriate for Georgia include solar thermal, photovoltaic, wind power, woody biofuels and hydropower.
Cooperation for a Green Future encourages recycling of materials at the household, business, and institutional levels in Georgia. Recycling brings dual benefits: the conservation of natural resources due to a decreased need for raw material extraction, and the reduction of environmental pollution due to a lower discharge of waste products.
We support the preservation and appreciation of Georgian cultural heritage. The traditional wisdom accumulated over millennia has allowed the Georgian people to survive and thrive across the ages. This knowledge embodies sustainability, and should be documented and disseminated as an example of livelihood strategies that continue to have relevance now and into the future. Cooperation for a Green Future has partnered with the Racha Regional Museum to ensure that the priceless historical artifacts in its collection are preserved and displayed.

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