On April 15, an interesting workshop on painting bags in the parish of the Lord Ascension in the villages of Mala and Velyka Roztoka was held under the leadership of Natalia Stetso, Headmaster of Velykoroztytsia Primary School, and the expert of the Interreligious and Environmental Civil Forum of Eastern Europe (IRCEF).
During the event, Mrs. Natalia is never tired of repeating to the participants about the large-scale environmental problems facing humanity – the effects of climate change, deforestation, air, water, and soil pollution, as well as waste management. The issue of responsible waste management is very acute in Transcarpathia. There are 62 landfills in the region, almost half of which have no space for waste, and the rest are 85% full.
But at the same time, even the smallest decision has an impact on the state of the environment. It begins with the daily choice of even such simple things as bags. And just to make their small step toward environmental preservation, the participants of the workshop painted eco-bags for themselves. These bags are very convenient in everyday life, they are reusable and will replace a huge number of plastic bags, and most importantly they are painted by hand and that will always remind them of an interesting workshop and knowledge gained during the event.
The event was held in cooperation with the Institute of Ecological and Religious Studies (IERS) (headed by Alexander Bokotey) and with the support of the German Nature Conservation Union (NABU), project coordinator Ivan Tymofeiev.
Informational Service of IERS