Environment

Organic food ad features Belgrade as a city it could be

Published

February 1, 2019

Country

Comments

0

Share

Published:

February 1, 2019

Country:

Comments:

0

Share

Earlier this week the world’s most polluted major city according to AirVisual’s rankings, Belgrade was recently featured as a green city in German supermarket chain Penny’s viral organic food ad. The virtual greenery transformed even New Belgrade’s brutalism into a fairytale environment for a healthy lifestyle and an overall good mood.

In the ad, Nena, known for her 1980s hit 99 Luftballoons and today also for her sustainable lifestyle, sings about a fine day as she walks through Belgrade surrounded by real and virtual greenery – both added for the set – urban gardens, birds, and butterflies.

Photo: Penny.de

The video ends with what is a sad scene for many Belgraders – the Old Sava Bridge, in reality counting its last days, is transformed into an unreal structure wrapped in lush greenery.

And while the Old Sava Bridge is perhaps a thing of the past, at least in the place where it was built in 1942, Belgrade’s sustainable development is a thing of the future, provided the city authorities start tackling structural problems connected to air pollution, waste management, and spatial planning, but also provided that residents themselves contribute to a healthier and greener life in the city.

The latter is possible without any help from the authorities – everyone can make their balcony greener and abstain from littering and parking their car in undesignated spaces, or even driving when it’s not necessary. Not to mention burning hazardous waste such as plastic and tires for household heating, making cities across the region some of the most polluted in the world.

Green roofs are among the solutions developed by modern architecture in search of sustainable building solutions. Balkan Green Energy News has recently also featured the Green Living Concept involving a green roof, green terraces, and green walls.

Solutions are there, and it’s up to all of us to apply them if we wish to live a life resembling a German ad for organic food, filmed in an unreal city.

Comments (0)

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Enter Your Comment

Please wait... Please fill in the required fields. There seems to be an error, please refresh the page and try again. Your comment has been sent.

Related Articles

report on the state of air quality 2020 serbia

Excessive air pollution registered in 15 Serbian cities in 2020

16 September 2021 - The report on the state of air quality in Serbia showed yet again that air pollution is huge throughout the country.

Merkel Germany interested Serbia lithium

Merkel: Germany is interested in Serbia’s lithium

14 September 2021 - Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany is interested in lithium from Serbia and that European union...

EPBIH ready to continue construction of Tuzla 7 coal project

EPBIH ready to continue construction of Tuzla 7 coal project

13 September 2021 - The coal-fired unit project has been stalled for almost a year after General Electric decided not to supply the equipment.

ecological-uprising-belgrade-rio-tinto

Thousands demand revoking Serbia’s commitments to Rio Tinto

12 September 2021 - The key demand is for the Government of Serbia to revoke all commitments to Rio Tinto, the investor behind the lithium mine project.