I would like to tell you a little bit about the new project we have been working on. Well, originally it was not exactly ours, just something we were happy to be a part of, but I’ll get to that in a minute.
If you have read MB for a while, then you should know that we love environmentally friendly projects and support all ideas for things that make our planet greener, human behaviour friendlier, and just that help to educate and raise awareness of sustainability and climate change.
So, we have spent a lot of time in the last few months working on a new website called EKO Diena, it’s been a lot of work and a bit of a learning experience, but also a lot of fun.
First off, for anyone who doesn’t speak Latvian or Lithuanian, which is probably most people outside of those two small countries, the name translates into English as something like ‘ECO Day’.
EKO Diena is a new site that is focused on environmental, sustainability and climate change news and discussion, mainly in the Baltic States, but with news and community from all over the world.
It all started when one of our hosting clients came to us with a plan to develop the site and we ended up forming a partnership and working together. Then with the forum just a few weeks old and the rest of the site has not fully launched yet, we hit a bit of a problem…
Suddenly, for personal reasons, Zaklina who came up with the idea for EKO Diena and who was going to be in charge of running the project had to step away from it.
This left us with a difficult decision to make of what we should do with the site?
By that point we had come to believe that this could be the start of something great, so we asked the members of the already active forum, and tried to work out how we could keep the project going. After a bit of thought we stepped in to take it under the umbrella of Platforma Eko, with a few of the forum members stepping up and volunteering to be community moderators.
Why do we like this project? Because we hope that over time it will become full with great and valuable content from the Baltic States and the world.
As well as news it offers a directory of ethical and eco-friendly companies, NGOs, and projects in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. You can find amazing products and services and they also bring great ideas, examples and motivation.
One more very important aspect is the discussion forum – Talk. You don’t need any social media to take part in the discussions, start new topics and become a great community member.
Of course we are making sure the website is ethical and hosted green, and we will do our best to keep it as sustainable as possible. The project already planted some trees in Lithuania and around the world just by becoming a part or our lovely Platforma EKO!
Read more about EKO Diena, check the news, look for a green company, or join Talk and become a member of the community, by visiting the website at ekodiena.com or jumping straight into the discussions at talk.ekodiena.com.
We’d love to see you over there!