WHO ARE WE?
We, as EPM Izmir 2019 organizers are members of AEGEE, which is one of the biggest interdiciplinary student organizations in Europe. AEGEE is active in more than 160 cities all over Europe with more than 13.000 AEGEEans in total and strives for borderless Europe and focusing on problems of our societies which also include sustainability on all means which we are aiming to make impact to the youth for more understanding in the topic.
This year, the biggest thematic conference of AEGEE, European Planning Meeting (EPM), will be held in Izmir in February, which will focus on enviorenmental sustainability and future, which also varies from sustainable cities to air and water pollution and many more climate issues, and we are striving to find the common goals as a youth organization and make an impact in our future and spread the solutions and mindset towards global warming through the youth.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME?
We were aware, when it comes to the topic of environmental sustainability, we needed a bright idea with the aim of concurately contributing to the enviorement. Additionally, we are working very hard to make our event 100% sustainable in all aspects.
WHAT IS THE PLAN?
For a concrete outcome of the event, we are aiming to make an EPM Forest, which will be memorable for both our antenna and the network. So, with the support of AEGEEans, as future decision-makers, we will all show to the world that, "it matters" for us.
The trees will be bought from the institution "Directorate General of Forestry of İzmir" which is directly connected to the "Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs of Turkey", and will be planted during the planting season in March and April with the attendence of EPM Izmir organizers. Each tree will cost 6 Lira (1 Euro) and they will be most probably black pine trees. The location will be nearby Ege University, which is the host institution of EPM Izmir 2019.
HOW YOU CAN HELP US
AEGEE is a non-profit NGO and this event will be organized by a team of volunteers, therefore your help to make this forest as crowded as possible would be a great asset for us. Every donation you might make goes directly to seedling costs.