Key activities, plans and achieved results within the project ‘Efficient use of firewood in households’ were presented and discussed at the meeting in Užice. The participants were representatives from the local government of the city of Užice and the municipality Bajina Bašta, Institute of Public Health Užice, Regional development agency Zlatibor, the City Administration for Environmental Protection and the regional media.

The fact is that high concentration of soot (fine dust) in the air is measured in Uzice at the beginning of the heating season this year. Institute of Public Health in Uzice made official recommendation for children and older people not to leave their homes in the morning and in the evening when the concentration of fine dust is high. By discussing this issue, all participants have agreed to pursue the same goal: to reach as many citizens as possible and motivate them to change their habits of using firewood inefficiently, which would have positive effects, among other things on reduction of emissions and environment.  

On this occasion, the video guide ‘How to efficiently use firewood’ was presented and its distribution discussed.