On Monday, June 16th, the Bor municipality got a new resident, the Robot Bird.
Sasa Vukadinovic, Deputy of the Mayor of Bor, and Biljana Biba Vickovic, the director of the Association “Oktopus” and the author of the Robot Bird, took a part in the official opening of the Robot Bird.
The municipality of Bor won the Robot Bird, as award of the "Green Games" competition www.greengames.rs within the project "Knowledge for Sustainable Development" organized by the Association “Oktopus” in 2011 and 2012. The competition is conducted in partnership with 42 local governments, 6 higher education institutions and 58 primary and secondary schools, and 587 competitors forming 58 competing teams participated in the "Green Games" competition. The awarded Robot Bird, an innovative socially-useful robotic artwork with recycling cans function www.oktoopus.org is designed in order to revitalize culturally urban public space. New technical solutions with the solar power is produced by the experts of the Institute "Mihajlo Pupin" from Belgrade.
The awarded Robot Bird for the municipality of Bor is realized through the donation of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund in accordance with the objectives of the program for the Western Balkans.
Since the first placement of the Robot Bird in front of the municipality of Vracar 2009, the project has been supported and implemented by donors and partners: Government of the Republic of Serbia - Office of the Deputy Prime Minister; Sustainable Development Unit - Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration; Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Serbia; Ministry of Energy, Development and Environmental Protection of Republic of Serbia; American Embassy Belgrade; Embassy of the Netherlands in Belgrade; U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID); RBF Rockefeller Brothers Fund; OSCE Mission to Serbia; Institute for sustainable communities (ISC); AMCHAM Serbia - Američka privredna komora; Secretariat for Environmental Protection of city of Belgrade; Cultural Heritage Preservation Institute of Belgrade; Belgrade Agency for European integration and cooperation with associations; Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities; City of Belgrade - City Municipality of Vračar; City of Belgrade - City Municipality of Savski Venac; Institute Mihailo Pupin.
Finally, do not forget that the state of the environment and the life of the Bird depend on us, and some new kids will thank us!