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.
Discharge of production and consumption waste on the soil was revealed by inspectors of the Central Territorial Administration of the Ministry at the intersection of Mariupolskaya and Cherkasova streets at appeal of citizens. The area of unauthorized waste disposal was 125 square meters, volume - 67 cubic meters.
The event was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Tatarstan, higher educational institutions of the republic, non-profit organizations and the commercial sector.
A tour of the shopping center was organized for all participants, the methods of separate waste collection were demonstrated - these are sorting stations, reception points for textiles and glass containers, as well as containers for plastic bottles, aluminum, polyethylene, etc.
The decision of the Almetyevsk City Court issued a ruling on the appointment of a fine in the amount of 100,000 rubles in respect of Agrotorg and X5-remont companies. As part of the investigation, environmentalists proved the involvement of companies in formation of a large-scale landfill of 2 thousand square meters in the Ursala microdistrict, Almetyevsk.