On April 13th, an environmental and educational event for young people was held under the leadership of Ms. Natalia Stetso, Headmaster of Velykoroztytsia Primary School. The event took place in the parish of the Lord Ascension in the villages of Mala and Velyka Roztoka during which participants shared their views on the need for nature preservation and care, drawing attention to the most essential ecological issues, paid special attention to responsible waste management. Ms. Natalia introduced the concept of Zero Waste which is a set of principles aimed at minimizing the amount of garbage through the reusable use of objects and things to the participants. The goal of Zero Waste is to stop sending any garbage to landfills, waste incinerators, or the ocean. After all, currently, only 9% of plastic is recyclable.
The participants also joined volunteers to weave bracelets for our best defenders of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. As usual, the participants used natural threads for yarn of patriotic colors. They are very soft to the touch and practical to work with. May this small contribution be a step towards our common victory over the invaders.
The event was held in cooperation with the Ecological Commission of the Mukachevo Greek Catholic Eparchy with the Institute of Ecological and Religious Studies (IERS), led by Alexander Bokotey, with the support of the German Nature Conservation Union (NABU), project coordinator Ivan Tymofeiev.
Informational Service of IERS