Association Žmergo Association Žmergo aims to preserve the environment, protect natural and cultural heritage and promote sustainable development. Žmergo’s activities have an impact on improvement of better quality of life in environmental as well as in cultural and educative terms. Žmergo is founded in 1994 under the name Eco group Žmergo by the local environmental activists from Opatija. For many years now, Žmergo has been encouraging the citizens to participate in making important decisions about the environment at the local level and engages in implementation of projects at the national level. By communicating and linking with foreign activists and exchanging ideas and launching actions Žmergo has been proactively contributing to positive changes in the society, addressing the current environmental issues as well as promoting the significance of the cultural heritage.