The first Republican Environmental Youth Forum “Ecovolna”
24 October 2012, Wednesday
For the purposes of support and development of environmental movements in the Republic of Tatarstan, enhancement of efficiency of their activities aimed at fostering of ecological awareness of youth and the population in general, the Tatar Regional Department of the All-Russian Youth Association “Russian Students’ Teams” will hold the first Republican Environmental Youth Forum “Ecovolna” in cooperation with the Youth Public Chamber under the State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan and the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Tatarstan. The Forum will take place from October 31 until November 1, 2012 under the auspices of the Youth Center “Volga” of Laishevo Municipal District.
Public environment-oriented organizations for children, students and youth, representatives of state authorities, as well as public and academic figures will take part in the Forum activities. The Forum program will include plenary sittings, discussion platforms and workshop sessions.
According to the complaint of local residents, employees of the South-Eastern Administration of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources discovered an unauthorized dump in Leninogorskiy district. The area of cluttering amounted to 30 square meters. To date, the territory has been cleared, 45 cubic meters of garbage have been removed for recycling.
In Almetyevsk, a campaign to receive clothes in exchange for seedlings was held. The purpose of the event is to reduce the volume of logging, to preserve the green wealth of the country. “This promotion is popular with citizens. During the campaign, a large amount of clothing was collected for both adults and children, which were transferred to the Russian-Aktash boarding school for children with disabilities and to the Almetyevsk Orphanage.
As part of the audit of enterprises that generate waste from cesspools, environmental violations were identified at one of Almetyevsk bases. Spent tires were placed on the soil, on the area of 28.5 square meters. Administrative protocols have been drawn up for a legal entity. An administrative fine was imposed in the amount of 500 thousand rubles and an order was issued on eliminating the causes and conditions that contributed to the commission of an administrative offense.
6 winners - grant holders were determined the day before at the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Tatarstan. A record number of participants - 26 - was announced to participate in the competition for subsidies to socially oriented non-profit organizations in the field of environmental safety. Projects are being implemented in 2020.