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5 June is a World Environment Day

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On June 5, in occasion of World Environment Day the Greens Movement of Georgia/Friends of the Earth –Georgia with support of the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture organized a clean up action in Mtskheta with participation of  employees of the Public Defender’s Office.

The celebration of Environment Day aims to raise people’s awareness of nature, promote sustainable development and actively involve the public in the pursuit of preserving and improving the environment. During this day, many environmental activities are held around the world. This day is marked by various environmental activities in Georgia

June 5, World Environment Day is celebrated since 1973 worldwide. In the action took part 30 volunteers, who cleaned up 1 ha area and collected  1m3 of waste.

Clean up   action has been  conducted within the framework of the project “Clean Up Georgia” (Phase III)   and implemented by NGO  consortium Greens Movement of Georgia/Friends of the Earth Georgia, Georgian Society of  Nature Explorers “Orchis, “Ecological Awareness and Waste Management”  with financial support of Swedish Government and in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Agriculture of Georgia and Solid Waste Management Company.

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Clean Up Action in Zestafoni Municipality

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On May 19 , in the frames of “Clean Up Georgia” campaign  a clean- up action was carried out in Zestafoni municipality,  organized by the local coordinator of the Greens Movement of Georgia/Friends of the Earth – Georgia . Within the scope of the action  were cleaned up   the market, park, central square, schools and gardens territories, as well as the neighborhoods of Shorapani castle. Representatives of Sakrebulo and Gamgeoba of  Zestafoni Municipality,  took part in the action  together with organizers , as well as employees of  Cleaning Service and kindergartens.Within the scope of the event, 15 ha area was cleaned up, 2.2 m3  of waste  was collected, about 200 volunteers participated in the action. The “Clean Up Georgia” campaign is carried out within the framework of the project “Clean Up Georgia” (Phase III) and implemented by NGO  consortium Greens Movement of Georgia/Friends of the Earth Georgia, Georgian Society of  Nature Explorers “Orchis, “Ecological Awareness and Waste Management”  with financial support of the Government of Sweden  and in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Agriculture of  Georgia and Solid Waste management Company.

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Meeting with population of village Ianeti of Samtredia municipality

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On August 17, within the framework of  the project “ Clean Up Georgia “ (phase III) a community  meeting was held in village Ianeti, organized by  Samtredia regional  coordinator of the  Greens Movement of Georgia / Friends of the Earth – Georgia. The purpose of the meeting was to provide  the audience with information on planned activities within the project, which includes the  settlement of  waste-related problems in the regions and  rural areas and promotion of  awareness-raising campaigns  among the local population.

At the meeting the  local coordinator provided  information to the presented audience about the dangers,  that can  be caused by haphazardly discarded waste into the environment. The conversation was  based on the examples of  leading countries of Europe, where the mentioned  problem has already  been resolved, with active participation of ordinary citizens in its settlement.

The meeting indicated the problems faced by local residents. It was noted, that the rural ambulance signed a contract with LLC “Eco-Medical Group”  to remove medical waste, but the latter does not perform this service; In the third district of Ianeti village in the direction of the village  Etseri, an illegal landfill occurs, which creates intolerable conditions for the residents; In the vicinity of  river  Gubistskali , sand and gravel are extracted on the territory of the village, which destroys pastures and damages the cultivated lands of the population. The meeting was attended by 14 local residents.

The meeting has been conducted within the framework of the project “Clean Up Georgia” (Phase III)   and implemented by NGO  consortium Greens Movement of Georgia/Friends of the Earth Georgia, Georgian Society of  Nature Explorers “Orchis, “Ecological Awareness and Waste Management”  with financial support of Swedish Government and in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia and Solid Waste Management Company.

Meeting with population of village Gumbara , Tskaltubo municipality

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On August 17, 2017, within the framework of  the project “ Clean Up Georgia “ (phase III) community  meeting was held in village Gumbara, organized by  Tskaltubo regional  coordinator of the  Greens Movement of Georgia / Friends of the Earth – Georgia on waste management problems existing in the municipality.

At the meeting  local coordinator provided  information to presented audience on problems related to  waste management in Georgia, obligations of municipalities and world experience in the field of waste management.

The meeting aroused great interest of the audience, based on the urgency of the problem .The participants have noted, that mentioned problems still remain unresolved in the village and expressed their readiness to actively participate in all initiatives that will be implemented in the country and in their municipality. The meeting was attended by 18 local residents.

The meeting has been conducted within the framework of the project “Clean Up Georgia” (Phase III)   and implemented by NGO  consortium Greens Movement of Georgia/Friends of the Earth Georgia, Georgian Society of  Nature Explorers “Orchis, “Ecological Awareness and Waste Management”  with financial support of Swedish Government and in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia and Solid Waste Management Company.

Meeting with population of village Tskaltubo of Tskaltubo municipality

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On August 19, within the framework of  the project “ Clean Up Georgia “ (phase III) a community  meeting was held in village Tskaltubo, organized by  Tskaltubo regional  coordinator of the  Greens Movement of Georgia / Friends of the Earth – Georgia. The purpose of the meeting was to provide the audience with information on planned activities within the project, which include the  settlement of  waste-related problems in the regions and  rural areas and promotion of  awareness-raising campaigns  among the local population.

At the meeting the  local coordinator provided  information to the presented audience about the dangers,  that can  be caused by haphazardly discarded waste into the environment. The conversation was  based on the examples of  leading countries of Europe, where the mentioned  problem has already  been resolved, with active participation of ordinary citizens in its settlement.

The meeting indicated the problems faced by local residents. It was noted, that the mentioned problems still remain unsolved in the village, and waste is often discarded accidentally into the environment. The participants expressed their readiness to actively participate in all initiatives that will be aimed at alleviating problems related to waste.The meeting was attended by 19 local residents.

The meeting has been conducted within the framework of the project “Clean Up Georgia” (Phase III)   and implemented by NGO  consortium Greens Movement of Georgia/Friends of the Earth Georgia, Georgian Society of  Nature Explorers “Orchis, “Ecological Awareness and Waste Management”  with financial support of Swedish Government and in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia and Solid Waste Management Company.

 

 

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