More than 500 teachers improved their qualifications as part of training under the program of the educational project «Green Schools»

More than 500 teaching staff improved their qualifications through 28 three-day training courses under the program of the educational project «Green Schools» in Brest, Vitebsk, Grodno, Minsk, Mogilev, Gomel regions and the city of Minsk (4 training courses in each region and the city of Minsk ) from November 2019 to February 2020.
The participants were able to exchange experiences, update and deepen knowledge in the areas of the project (biodiversity, energy conservation, water conservation, waste management, environmental and environmental events for working with the local community, air quality), and get acquainted with the possibilities of using the Aarhus Convention in their work. To cover certain topics, specialized experts in various environmental areas were invited.
 Teachers received an incentive to continue active work on the implementation of the Green School educational project and will now be able to share the information received with colleagues and students of educational institutions throughout Belarus. This will help expand the network of institutions in Belarus that are implementing the project, and also accelerate the acquisition of Green School status by educational institutions.
Green Schools is an environmental movement that is developing in the world and in Belarus. In order to bring the «environmental» consciousness of people to a new level, you need to start with the young generation, experts are sure. The proof that they are right is the fact that the movement is more and more popular, and today children are becoming environmental information guides and opinion leaders. In Belarus, students of “green schools” involve friends and parents in their circle of interests, pass on to them knowledge acquired in the school about separate waste collection, saving water and energy, etc.
The development and implementation of the Green Schools educational project in Belarus was made possible thanks to the joint efforts of the European Union, UNDP, the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Ministry of Education. The peculiarity of the Green Schools educational project in Belarus is that it includes six (five for preschool institutions) clearly defined areas with a set of tasks developed taking into account environmental problems and issues that are being addressed in our country. Only by completing these tasks can an educational institution receive a green diploma.
The trainings were held as part of the project “Involving the public in environmental monitoring and improving environmental management at the local level”, funded by the European Union and implemented by the UN Development Program in Belarus in partnership with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

The study of the morphological composition of municipal waste in the Republic of Belarus has begun.

One of the problems of the existing system of registration and collection of waste in Belarus is the uncertainty of data, which does not allow a comprehensive assessment of the volume of waste and its loss in the environment before they are involved in the collection system.

In 2019, the Coca-Cola Beverages Belarus Unitary Enterprise allocated funding for a study of the morphological composition of municipal waste under the project “Involving the public in environmental monitoring and improving environmental management at the local level”, funded by the European Union and implemented by the UN Development Program in Belarus in partnership with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus.

  

During 2020, a study will be conducted on the morphological composition of municipal waste in the Republic of Belarus in order to determine their losses in the environment and develop measures to reduce them.
The morphological composition of municipal waste will be studied at 20 sites, 12 of which are located outside the city of Minsk. 4 sites are located in regional centers, 4 sites in large and medium-sized cities with a population of 30,000 to 100,000 people and 4 sites in regional centers with a population of up to 20,000 people. At each site, three studies of the composition of both mixed and separately collected waste will be carried out in three different seasons of the year. This will reveal seasonal differences in the generation of municipal waste, as well as assess the quality of the separate collection of waste by the population at container sites near residential buildings.
The main task is to study the morphological composition of municipal waste on test sites with the provision of protocols for the study of their morphological composition according to the results of each measurement. The study of the morphological composition of the waste will be carried out in the summer, winter and transition (spring or autumn) periods.

 

Separately, for the practical study of polymer waste streams within the framework of existing collection systems, it is planned to conduct an experimental study of the movement of individual groups of polymer waste using a PET bottle as an example. The experiment will be carried out using micro-GPR trackers with an autonomous power source, allowing to track the container path.

 

The data obtained will help in preparing proposals for improving the functioning of municipal waste collection systems in the Republic of Belarus.

 

 The study of the morphological composition of municipal waste in the Republic of Belarus is carried out in 2020 with the financial support of the Coca-Cola Beverages Belarus Unitary Enterprise as part of the project “Involving the public in environmental monitoring and improving environmental management at the local level”, funded by the European Union and implemented by the UN Development Program in Belarus in partnership with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus.

 

 

A training seminar for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) on the presentation of interim results of environmental initiatives was held on January 20 in Minsk.

Representatives of 10 environmental initiatives implemented as part of the Eco-Monitoring project gathered on January 20 in Minsk and presented the interim results of their work. Participants were able to exchange experiences and get answers to exciting questions, discussed problems in implementing environmental initiatives.

Ekaterina Mikhadyuk, project public relations specialist, told the participants about the use of various communication tools in the implementation of environmental initiatives and the requirements for information materials and coordination of information activities of environmental initiatives.

Petr Sachek acquainted the initiative representatives with the sequence of preparation of interim implementation reports and possible solutions to some problematic issues implementation of environmental initiatives. implemented by UNDP in Belarus in partnership with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus.

 

The forum of the network of «green schools» was held on December 13, 2019 at the UO Republican Center for Ecology and Local History «.

More than 150 participants from all over Belarus gathered in the framework of the Forum of representatives of the network of “green schools”. As part of the event, 40 educational institutions in a festive atmosphere received diplomas of I, II and III degrees on awarding the status of “green school”, rewarding of students and teachers — winners of the national contest of environmental projects “Green School”.

Also, the opening of scientific and experimental laboratories for monitoring atmospheric air and the study of environmental technologies created on the basis of the RCEC in the framework of the project «Eco-Monitoring», funded by the EU and implemented by UNDP.

The Republican Center for Ecology and Local History presented its experience of the national resource center for the implementation of the educational project «Green Schools». Worked sections and scientific and practical sites for teachers, passed laboratory workshops for students.
The forum is organized jointly with the Republican Center for Ecology and Local Lore within the framework of the “Eco-Monitoring” project, funded by the EU and implemented by UNDP in Belarus in partnership with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus.

A training seminar on the implementation of the educational project «Green Schools» for representatives of preschool education institutions was held on December 11-12 in the town of Mir on the basis of the GUO «Nursery Garden of the town of Mir».

More than 70 preschool education specialists from all over Belarus gathered for a training seminar on the implementation of the Green Schools educational project in the Republic of Belarus.

The seminar participants learned about the trends in the development of environmental education for preschool children in the Republic of Belarus, received methodological recommendations for organizing the implementation and implementation of the Green Schools project on the basis of preschool education institutions, and familiarized themselves with the training manual for teachers “The Green Schools Project” in preschool education institutions. ” Also, as part of the event, an educational program for advanced training of teachers on the implementation of the educational project «Green Schools» was presented.
GUO «Nursery — kindergarten No. 137 of Minsk» presented its experience to the participants of the first model institution of preschool education for the implementation of the educational project «Green Schools», a. «Day nursery garden World ”and spoke about the initial stage of the project.
Interactive classes on five areas of «green schools» were held.


The training seminar was organized jointly with the Main Department of Education of the Grodno Regional Executive Committee with the support of the EU-funded project, implemented by UNDP in Belarus in partnership with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus.

 

 

A seminar for the resource centers and environmental monitoring clubs was organized on December 6 within the Project

On December 6, 2019, more than 50 representatives of resource centers and environmental monitoring clubs from all over Belarus took part in a training seminar on organizing the activities of resource centers and environmental monitoring clubs.

During the seminar, the project manager Olga Mikhailovna Chabrovskaya spoke about the goals and objectives of the Project “Involving the public in environmental monitoring and improving environmental management at the local level”, as well as the mechanism for implementing this international project. The project communication specialist, Ekaterina Mikhadyuk, shared with the participants the requirements and nuances of the information and communication activities of resource centers and environmental monitoring clubs.
Ivan Viktorovich Fedorov, Head of the Center for Developing Pedagogical Technologies of the State Educational Institution “Postgraduate Education Academy” presented an educational program for advanced training of teachers on the implementation of the educational project “Green Schools”
Elena Vladimirovna Onufrovich, Director of the Educational Institution “Republican Center for Ecology and Local Lore” shared the experience of the center in implementing the educational project “Green Schools” in Belarus
  
Ekaterina Ivanovna Sharkel, deputy director for educational work of the educational institution “National Children’s Educational and Health Center“ Zubrenok ”, Anastasia Petrovna Korban, acting director of the Center for Folk Art and Crafts in the village of Kopys of the Orshansky district, Lidia Nikolaevna Slutskaya, leading specialist in projects and environmental management of the Nadezhda Children’s Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, Katerina Aleksandrovna Yankovskaya, deputy director of the State Institution of the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection “The Republican Rehabilitation Center for Disabled Children” talked about activities of the republican resource centers for «green schools».
Further, the participants worked in groups, a panel discussion was held on the theme “The role of regional resource centers for green schools” and environmental monitoring clubs in expanding the network of “green schools” in the Republic of Belarus and in the organization of interaction between educational institutions, local authorities, public organizations implementing activities in the field of environmental protection and rational use of natural resources. ” The discussion was moderated by a project specialist, Irina Romualdovna Klevets

A series of training seminars for teachers of pilot sites implementing the Green Schools educational project has completed. They were trained to work with modern equipment for measuring environmental parameters and monitoring atmospheric air.

Seven training seminars were held in Minsk and the regions of Belarus in November-December 2019. Teachers of the pilot sites implementing the Green Schools educational project aimed at environmental education were trained to work with modern equipment for measuring environmental parameters and monitoring atmospheric air.

18 semi-professional weather stations, as well as precipitation collectors, snow gauges, conductometers, PH meters and gas analyzers in full have been purchased and received by pilot sites on the basis of educational institutions that implement the Green Schools educational project aimed at the environmental education of students.

Within the framework of the seminars, the specialists of Belhydromet and the project “Eco-monitoring” trained representatives of “green schools” in education to work with these devices, and also showed how to enter the data into the electronic observation diary on a specially created online platform that will work from January 2020.

Members of environmental monitoring clubs, as well as national and regional centers for “green schools” will be able to make accurate measurements of environmental parameters and air quality using the equipment received and enter their observations in an electronic diary. This will increase the awareness of youth and society as a whole about environmental issues, teach children how to work with data and analyze them, strengthen responsible and informed attitude to the environment, and become a starting point for involving the public in solving environmental issues.

In addition, a series of workshops on other aspects of the Green Schools educational course took place as part of the seminars.

 

The seminars were held  within “Eco-Monitoring” project, funded by the European Union and implemented by the UN Development Program in Belarus in partnership with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus.

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