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Doing good

As our renovation work is slowly coming to an end, we now focus more and more attention to our primary goal – helping the local community. In past weeks we participated in several actions that support local sustainable activities such are eco farming, sustainable tourism or preservation of local natural and cultural heritage. It is really fulfilling to focus our strength on what we came here to do. Last week we continued with clean-up action in vicinity of Hrvoji that we started […]

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Roof #3

Today our “barn” got a roof! This was our third roof in the last ten months, so we have some experience, but every roof is different and this one was tricky, since the roof construction is partly made of stone. We needed three days to finish most of the tiling work. We got up and started working before 5 am to avoid daily heat, but it was fun nevertheless. Here are some pictures.

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Summer heat

Last month in Sustainability Park Istra was really hot with temperatures reaching above 30 degrees every day, but we are lucky to have nearby natural pool and the sea, where we can cool down a little. Park Istra is absolutely packed with volunteers this summer. We get up to 10 new volunteer requests every day. Having a lot of people here means, that there is something interesting happening every day. Here are some photos from the last month.   Celebrating Canada Day with colors, maple […]

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Financial report of Sustainability park Istra for 2014

One of the core values of Sustainability park Istra is transparency, so we are glad to present our financial report for the period since our beginnings till the end of January 2015. Our expenses in that period were 109.046 €. We used them for: We are proud to announce that we spent 97 % of all revenue for the project activities. Running costs represented 3 % and salaries just 0,3 % of our revenue. This makes us one of the […]

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Fall is here

In recent weeks we created  many sparks of cooperation, creativity, friendship and harmony among the locals and volunteers from around the world. All-day help with picking grapes, corn or olives, continues in the evening at the fireplace of friendly locals, who are glad to reveal us the secrets of local cuisine. Dishes, produced with the joy and music and seasoned with laughter, have particularly good taste. We can say that they are simply luxurious. Different cultures and traditions that volunteers and locals bring with […]

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September is here

September is bringing changes. Wet summer is saying goodbye. We got a new large tent and moved the kitchen there. Now we’re safe from the ongoing rains. Some volunteers, who spent most of the summer with us, returned home. Each time a volunteer leaves there are mixed feelings: joy for all the great days we had together, gratefulness because we could learn so much from each other and also sadness because we’re not sure will we meet again. The work […]

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Volunteers

We are happy and proud to be able to host so many amazing people in Hrvoji. Guys, you make it a privilege to be a part of this project! Here are some of your impressions: Dear Sustainability Park Istra, thank you for everything!! I was only here a few days – not nearly enough – but I loved every minute of it. While many communities have a strong vision or productive group of participants, you have achieved a rare feat […]

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