THE WINNERS OF ALL-RUSSIA CONTEST “THE BEST ECO-VOLUNTEER UNIT” WERE AWARDED IN NYANDOMA DISTRICT
The fund named after V.I. Vernadskiy and All-Russia Society for Environment Protection in cooperation with Ministry of Natural Resources RF conducted the all-Russia contest “The best eco-volunteer unit”.
Young volunteers of TG’s Shalakusha subdivision (Nyandoma district) – the unit “Lyubo-Zeleno” – was acknowledged the best in the nomination “Eco-youth”. The kids outran hundreds volunteer unions (1178 applications from 78 regions of the country came for the contest in 2020).
Apart from official awards the holding presented the children with new uniforms.
This volunteer unit occurred in August last year. Students and graduates of the settlement secondary school aged 16 to 20, half of them being company employees’ children, entered the unit “Lyubo-Zeleno”.
“The idea to create an eco-volunteer unit was born spontaneously. Settlement teenagers came to me for a safety guidance and I asked if there was anybody willing to become an eco-volunteer and help the nature. Ten persons responded enthusiastically. And so it went! The kids took a training course of volunteers for beginners at the all-Russia website DOBRO.RU and started to work. Good deeds whether it was the work at the subdivision greenhouses, forest planting or garbage cleaning – everything was done in good faith and with pleasure”, - the unit curator, a specialist in labor safety, environment, civil defense and emergency situations for Shalakusha subdivision, Lyubov Pikina says.
Last summer the kids did not idle. The volunteers now and then came to rescue the logging company and the nature. For example, in the area of Ivakshanskiy district forestry they planted 75 thousand spruce seedlings; they carried out forest rehabilitations activities in the area of 25 ha. In addition, the kids cleaned the forest territory along the motorway behind the settlement. The unit collected 1.5 ton of garbage.
“The brightest adventure of the summer was young spruce planting, – volunteer Antonina Ushakova recollects. – We planted lots and lots of trees, literally hectares of the forest. It was very interesting therefore we did not get tired!”
There is not much active youth now, everyone sits at home... But we breathed fresh air! We worked in the nature, helped to restore forests. It was great, unusual, and moreover we got jackets for this!” – volunteer Evgeniy Zaitsev added.
Bombers and hoodies were a gift from Titan Group. The holding manufactured 22 items of clothing for the unit “Lyubo-Zeleno”; everything was in corporate colors and with the official logo of the unit. The emblem depicts a seedling in hands as a symbol of reforestation work of the volunteers.
Now the volunteers can do good deeds under their own brand! They hope in the holding that this summer the unit “Lyubo-Zeleno” will continue to help the nature and with its example will encourage many other schoolchildren of Arkhangelsk region.