From melodies to action
Each individual can do his or her best to contribute to reducing greenhouse gases, and the young target audience experiences messages most intensely through music. For this purpose, we at Care4Climate connected with the Slovenian National Youth Orchestra, whose members became ambassadors of the project. "We believe that difficult and complex topics are best expressed through music. Music, like nature itself, touches us most deeply. And this certainly has a positive effect on our future perception of the issue, as well as on our actions that contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases," said Nives Nared, the project manager from the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning.
The ambassadors will share with friends and followers on social networks their practices and habits that will lead to careful handling of the planet in the future. In doing so, they will highlight the LIFE IP Care4Climate project, which also addresses young people with its habit-changing guidelines. Cooperation therefore envisages a number of activities that will be carried out as part of the transition to a low-carbon society. These include the following: sustainable transport to the concert (train, bus, public transport), the reduction of food waste, which will be achieved through the planned sharing of meals, and environmentally friendly and sustainable communication materials, such as leaflets and the uniforms or T-shirts of members.
"As musicians, we always make sure we have something to say that is worth hearing. And this time we want our common commitment to live in a world that is attuned to caring for our fellow human beings, the environment, the climate and nature to be heard," said Živa Ploj Peršuh, the Orchestra’s artistic director.
A music programme committed to one planet
The beginning of collaboration will be marked by a concert at the Ljubljana Festival, which will be held on Saturday, 29 August 2020 at 8:30 PM at Kongresni trg. The audience will be able to hear masterpieces from a treasury of classical virtuosos, such as Nielsen, Larsson, Ravel and Šostaković, as well as extravagant orchestral versions of the varied opus of the Prekmurje singer-songwriter Dominik Bagola-Ballader, adapted by Matija Krečič. The special guests of the evening will be vocalist Jadranka Juras and the star of the Maribor rap scene Emkej (Matija Krečič). Among orchestral adaptations of pop classics, we will hear hits such as Uptown Funk from the famous music producer Mark Ronson.
A special communication tool committed to sustainable development
Attendees of the concert in Ljubljana will receive a sustainable communication leaflet made using Slovenian paper from invasive plants and lined with daisy seeds. The leaflet therefore has not only an informative role, but with the addition of earth, water and a hint of love, it also comes to life and thus creates a new plant.