Burgas Goes Green - EU Green Week

The European Green Week is the largest annual European environmental policy event that attracts participants from governmental circles, industry, non-governmental organizations, academia and the media to carry out a unique exchange of ideas and best practices as well as motivating the citizens to participate in EU nature conservation actions and to make their own contribution.

To celebrate the European Green Week 2019 in the framework of a joint initiative of the European Commission, the Via Pontica Foundation, in partnership with the Municipality of Burgas, the Regional Inspectorate of Environment and Water, the Boulevart Project and the Municipality of Kameno chose to gather pupils, guests and citizens in the Eco Park for Biodiversity and Alternative Tourism “Vaya “.

The event was held on 30 May 2019 and included:

1 / Open Doors – Visit of the Bratovo – Waste Landfill and Open Expert Lecture – Separation of Waste, Storage of Hazardous and Specific Waste, Presentation of Recycling Plants and Composting Plant for Biodegradable Waste.

2 / Eco Park for Biodiversity and Alternative Tourism “Vaya”

a/ Are You Able to Compost? – Get acquainted with this eco-friendly practice through which people can turn food and biological waste into humus, thus helping nature.

b / Give Me a Flower! – Smile Capture Initiative

c / Competition for Separate Collection of Waste

d / Quiz on “Environment”

The children have enriched their knowledge of ecology and have sincerely enjoyed the beautiful flora and fauna of the Vaya Ecopark.

The event was attended by Ms. Ruska Boyadzhieva – Deputy Mayor of European Policies and Environment, Mr. Pavlin Mihov – Director of the Environment Directorate – Municipality of Burgas, Ms. Daniela Alexieva – Innovative Systems – Burgas and experts from Burgas Municipality.

The Chairman of the Commission for Environment and Water in 44 National Assembly Ivelina Vassileva and Deputy Governor Prof. Sevdalina Turmanova sent greeting addresses for the start of the event.

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Organisation/acronym:

"Via Pontica" Foundation

Organisation type:

NGO,

Location:

Burgas, Bulgaria

Event type:

Awareness-raising activity, Training, Open door day,

Date:

30/05/2019 - 31/05/2019

Themes:

Quality of life, Waste, Implementation of legislation,

Target audience:

Children (<18), General public/families, Local or regional authorities, NGOs,

Contact details:

Ana Yancheva
Email: ayancheva@viapontica.org
Phone: +359 898 424157