Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources Management (Rosprirodnadzor) launched a project that aims at encouraging children to help and pay attention to nature, Sputnik reports.
“Ecology is For Everyone” (or literally, “Ecology is Everyone’s Business”) is the award for interesting and creative ideas and outstanding projects dedicated to the preservation of the environment, careful attitude to nature, and popularization of eco-culture among young people aged 7 to 16 years.
The main goal of the project is to increase the environmental awareness of young people, to involve children and adolescents in the environmental agenda and support their eco-activity in popular formats. During a contest, the best projects will be selected by a professional and expert community of the environmental protection unit, the journalistic sphere, designers, artists, and the people’s jury.
In total, participants from 16 countries are competing to win the International Children’s and Youth Award “Ecology is For Everyone”, a project initiated by the Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resource (Rosprirodnadzor). On Thursday, the Head of the service, Svetlana Radionova, told that her agency had already received about 3,000 works, including ecology-related drawings or videos, from such countries, as Mexico, Peru, and France.
“Children sent works from almost all regions of Russia […], as well as from the most remote places in the world. Regions and continents are different, but the problem [of ecology] is the same everywhere,” Radionova stressed.
It is specified that the applications of those who would like to take part in the project are to be accepted until October 1, with the results to be announced in Moscow on November 24. Winners and laureates will be awarded smartphones and other gadgets, as well certificates for the implementation of eco-projects and family trips to the Black Sea. The Grand Prize is a trip to the All-Russian Children’s Centre “Orlyonok”.