Ecoclub is non-governmental organization in Rivne that has been working for over 20 years to preserve the environment. More than 10 of them are in the field of energy saving, because energy has the most detrimental effect on the environment. We believe that nature is a value in itself, regardless of its practical benefits to man.
To create a safe environment by influencing policies and strengthening communities.
We believe that the unspoiled environment and wildlife are values in themselves. Sustainable development of society will ensure the harmonious development of mankind without harming nature.
We inspire people by 1) disseminating knowledge about the importance of environmental protection; 2) mobilization to participate in the formation and implementation of energy and environmental policy; 3) solidarity and cooperation will allow to take into account the value of the environment at all levels of human existence.
We believe that increasing energy efficiency and the spread of renewable energy sources are vital measures to prevent further environmental degradation, including climate change. Such measures are a priority for the development of Ukraine.
We work for a secure future with sustainable energy.
We profess non-violence and tolerance and respect different views.
We maintain our independence from political parties and business interests.
We are aware of the impact of our actions on the environment and are working to reduce the negative consequences of such impacts.
Ecoclub team includes: executive director, 4 project coordinators, event manager, assistant, press officer, communication manager, accountant, analyst. Ecoclub has 53 members.
For the last 6 years, representatives of Ecoclub have been leading the Ukrainian Climate Network. From 2019, we will lead the coalition of public organizations "Energy Transition".
The main financial support of the Ecoclub is cooperation with the International Renaissance Foundation, the Foundation named after Heinrich Böll, Kyiv-Ukraine Bureau, the European Union, the German Society for International Cooperation GIZ, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ukraine.
Executive director of the NGO Ecoclub. He has a degree in environmental engineering, so he taught at the local university in the past, and has been working at Ecoclub since 2003. Sphere of interests — cutting-edge environment solutions for national and local authorities on energy and climate policy.
“I was born and raised in a small village in Dorogobuzh. Apparently, my belief that humankind and nature can live in harmony comes from there. More precisely, people are a part of nature and should realize this and act accordingly.I have managed dozens of Ecoclub’s projects in this area.”
Olha Lyashchuk is a project coordinator at Ecoclub. She joined Ecoclub more than 15 years ago during her study at the National University of Water and Environmental Engineering. Last few years Olha had specialized in the vulnerability assessment of communities to climate change and climate adaptation measures.
Currently, Olga is working with the local authorities to develop the relevant sections of the Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans. She is also leading the institutional development of Ecoclub.
“My son and my daughter are my main inspiration, I like to travel with them and read books to them. I would love to make the world better for my kids.»
Dmytro Sakaliuk is an energy efficiency and renewable energy sources expert with fifteen years of experience in supporting Ukrainian municipalities in this sector. Dmytro specializes in municipal energy management, including software for energy monitoring, optimization, and technical solutions for energy saving. He has experience in workshops, training, information tours and practical solutions with educational effects.
Dmytro had consulted more than 200 Ukrainian municipalities and worked on implementing energy management systems and energy planning. He also created a revolving fund in Slavuta and helped to create at least four others. Dmytro has been coordinating a project of setting up a solar station on voter utility in Voznesensk.
“I receive a huge amount of inspiration from my wife and two daughters. I enjoy fishing, playing futsal, and cooking on an open fire during my free time”.
Nataliia Lytvyn is an “Energy Transition” coalition coordinator and NGO’s “Ecoclub” project coordinator. She graduated from the National University of Water and Environmental Engineering and has received a master’s degree in Ecology.
Natalia is working to establish opportunities for Ukrainians to invest in their houses’ energy efficiency and renewable energy. She is charged with project management and communication between partners and other participants.
“I’m proud to be a part of our professional family, who are working day and night to change the environmental situation in Ukraine.”
Maryna Halushko is an event manager at Ecoclub, who believes in civil society’s power to solve environmental problems. She graduated from the Rivne State Humanities University in 2019 and has received a master’s degree in Ecology.
Maryna started her work at Ecoclub in 2015 as a volunteer. Since then, she has organized more than 50 events. The biggest of them was the HospitalEnergyLab Hackathon for more than 100 people.
“I have a passion for logistics work, enjoy growing plants and hiking. And I also believe that one day Rivne will become the greenest city in Ukraine!”
Nataliia Kholodova is a project coordinator at Ecoclub with six years of experience in an environmental NGO as a project assistant and project coordinator. She has a master’s degree in Economics and a Bachelor’s degree in Ecology, environmental protection, and sustainable use of nature.
Nataliia has organized information tours on energy efficiency and renewable energy facilities in Ukraine, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia; coordinated Ecoclub’s research on the potential of renewable energy sources in the Khmelnytskyi region. Since 2021 she has coordinated Ecoclub’s campaign against potentially dangerous polluters, and now she is working with the Environmental Impact Assessment system in Ukraine.
“For me, Ecoclub means people who shares values and the desire to do meaningful work. I like traveling around the world in my free time, especially through natural attractions, hiking, walking in the early mornings, doing yoga, and making desserts.”
Data Analyst and project manager’s assistant
Olena Kondratiuk is an data analyst and project manager’s assistant at NGO “Ecoclub.” She was the author of the research about the environmental monitoring system in Ukraine last year, and now she is doing research about the ambition of energy commitments communities. Olena is currently studying at the National University of Water and Environmental Engineering.
“I’m beyond proud to be a part of Ecoclub’s team because we are directing our efforts to improve the environment state and control its monitoring. Interesting facts about me: I earned a couple of awards for successful swimming performances when I was a teenager. I enjoy doing sports, reading and sometimes painting during my free time”.
Ecoclub`s accountant. She has been a part of Ecoclub for about 20 years.
Responsible for financial reporting and accounting.
“In my spare time I love to take care of my garden, grow flowers, vegetables and fruits. And I adore animals: in the area near our house lives a dog, some chickens and a nutria.”
Julia Guziy is a communication manager in NGO “Ecoclub”. She’s leading Ecoclub’s information campaigns, writing texts, and communicating with mass media. She has experience in journalism in a few regional press.
Julia has received a bachelor’s degree in Ukrainian philology from the National University of Ostroh Academy. She is interested in the topic of environmental impact assessment and renewable energy.
“Writing text and receiving answers to my questions is my passion. And when it all combines with environmental topics which are less known to society, it helps me to communicate socially important information and, of course, to grow professionally. I study languages, travel, and do ballroom dancing during my free time”.
Joined Ecoclub in December 2021, currently coordinates the project on just energy transition, developed for capitals and regions, works on analysis of sustainable energy and climate action plans of Ukrainian cities. PhD in Construction materials and products.
Joined the team in the spring of 2022. Work with documentation, assists with communication tasks of the organization, and cooperates with foreign supporters. Receives a master’s degree in “Editing and Publishing”.
Member of the Board
Oksana holds a bachelor’s degree in geographic information systems and technology from the National University of Water Management and Environmental Sciences, a bachelor’s degree in geography from Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich and in land management from the Technical University of Munich. Master’s degree in Anthropogeography and Sustainable Development from Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich.
Author of a climate podcast.
Since 2020 she has been a member of Ecoclub, and since 2021 she has been a member of Ecoclub board.
Chairman of the Board
Oleh is a private entrepreneur in the field of active recreation (rafting, corporate parties, quests, etc.). Another area of work is the installation of industrial GPG-monitoring systems on commercial vehicles.
Oleh spends part of his time working in the public sphere, namely: working with children and youth in Plast NSOU, environmental protection with NGO “Ecoclub”, organizing competitions in water tourism and adventure races.
Education: Master of Ecology.
“I support Ecoclub because I have like-minded people in the field of environmental protection and I believe that the organization is doing a lot of good for this. I have an environmental education and need to implement in this area. I partially realize my knowledge and experience through involvement in the Ecoclub. Now I can spend little time on running or coordinating projects, because I chose the form of involvement to work in the board. ”
Member of the Board
Private entrepreneur. Education: financier.
“I have always been interested in nature. I am concerned about the state of the environment in which we and our children live, so I try to take every step to keep it clean. One of my first small businesses was the business of procurement of secondary raw materials: waste paper, glass containers, PET, etc. Dreaming of influencing the cleanliness of the environment, I want to be active in the activities of Ecoclub, navigate and take an active part in the organization’s environmental projects. ”
Member of the Board
Research Fellow at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Institute of Ecology, Evolution and Diversity.
Areas of professional activity – ecology, forest phytopathology, genomics and population genetics of phytopathogens and tree pests.
She actively participated in the activities of Ecoclub as a volunteer during 2002-2005.
Tetiana joined the board of the organization in 2021.
Member of the Board
Candidate of Agricultural Sciences (Ecology), Head of the Research Sector of the Derman-Ostroh National park.
Oksana joined the board of the organization in 2021.
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