Green schools

The number of trees in Brest Millennium Park has increased

Vika and Dasha planted tree seedlings in Brest Millennium Park during the “Green Future of Belarus” campaign, together with the UNDP and Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection. The girls would like to decorate their home city, which will soon turn 1000 years old, and also to support the “Green Schools” movement in Belarus.

Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Alexander Korbut noted that the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection pursues the policy of preserving each tree, and the Chairperson of the Brest Regional Executive Committee Anatoly Lis highlighted that such actions demonstrate the attitude of local residents to nature.

UNDP Programme Officer Igor Tchoulba added that such actions contribute to combating air pollution and climate change.

The eco-projects of the UNDP and Ministry of Natural Resources planted over 100 trees in Brest Millennium Park together with the students. Quizzes and contests were organized for the young participants of the environmental action. With the help of these the projects told about green urban planning, renewable energy sources, biological diversity conservation and importance of environmental education.

The photo-album from the action is available here.

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“Green Schools” is an educational course that teaches waste management, energy saving, and nature conservation. This is a new level of environmental awareness for future adult decision makers. The “Green Schools” programme in Belarus is being developed through the Project “Ecomonitoring”, funded by the EU and implemented by the UNDP in partnership with the Ministry of Natural Resources.