On April 14, an expert meeting was held for the Day of Environmental Knowledge. The event brought together 330 leaders of student self-government, eco-patrol officers, heads of school and extracurricular education.
During the event, they discussed the way and effective tools for promoting ecological knowledge, forming an ecological culture of the population, informing the public about the state of the environment, as well as educating and training a citizen who knows how to think ecologically.
The experts were the leader of the All-Ukrainian youth movement "Let's do it Ukraine", the founder of the International youth movement "School Recycling World", the coordinator of the international humanitarian project Let's do it Ukraine SOS Julia Marchel; executive director of the International Youth Movement "School Recycling World" in Ukraine in 2022 Oleksandr Mucha; coordinator in 2022 "VIII All-Ukrainian Forum of Interaction and Development", coordinator of all-Ukrainian programs of the International Youth Movement "School Recycling World" Daryna Skiba.
"Wherever you are in Ukraine, abroad, moved or stayed at home, you need to adapt to modern realities. Not only projects are adapting now, but so are we. Therefore, it is very important to analyze and understand what is relevant for you. If you are relatively safe, you can and should continue to improve your ecological actions and skills, spread, inspire people to ecological life. Everyone is fighting on their own front, and we strive to achieve an environmental victory.", - the leader of the All-Ukrainian youth movement "Let's do it Ukraine", the founder of the International youth movement "School Recycling World" commented in her introductory speech Julia Marchel.
The meeting was attended by the Deputy Minister of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine Mykhailo Horev, People's Deputy of Ukraine, member of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Ecology and Nature Management Pavlo Bakunets, head of the Educational Center of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Olena Kostinyuk, coordinator of the work of the All-Ukrainian network of student self-government bodies Svetlana But. The moderator of the meeting is Ihor Fedchyniak.
"Despite the war situation in Ukraine, issues of the environment and environmental literacy continue to worry the public. We must work together to increase the environmental literacy of the population and promote proper waste management. The Ministry conducts a significant part of educational campaigns. On the basis of the body, there are several institutions that are engaged in outreach work, such as the environmental academy, tourist and eco centers. I call on everyone to work together on the development of environmental literacy, the victory of an ecological lifestyle." - commented the Deputy Minister of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine Mykhailo Horev.
The speakers raised the issues of environmental challenges of wartime, environmental safety, environmental literacy, and shared useful tips for environmentally conscious citizens. In particular, they talked about responsible consumption, economical use of resources, the benefits of reusable, reusable, "zero waste", digital cleaning.
Yulia Markhel also announced annual all-Ukrainian events adapted to modern realities: the All-Ukrainian project "Bag", "Digital Cleaning", "All-Ukrainian Forum of Interaction and Development", Let's do it Ukraine SOS, the best resources for improving literacy: the School Recycling World online course , National map of points of acceptance of secondary raw materials.
You can view the speeches of the speakers at the following link: https://youtu.be/pTg09Vxncyg.
"Our meeting is a confirmation that we are together, we are a force and with joint actions we are bringing our victory closer. I want to emphasize that the state center does not stop its work, we create a schedule of classes and groups for all children of Ukraine every week, so that in the conditions of martial law children can continue to get extracurricular education. I call on the All-Ukrainian Council of High School Students not to stop in their initiatives: humanitarian, social, psychological, environmental. I wish all of us indomitable spirit and faith in victory." - coordinator of the work of the All-Ukrainian network of student self-government bodies Svetlana But.
Organizers: Ukrainian State Center for Extracurricular Education, Educational Center of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, International Youth Movement "School Recycling World", All-Ukrainian Youth Movement "Let's do it Ukraine" with the support of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine
More news on the sites: schoolrecyclingworld.org, letsdoitukraine.org.