On April 22, in connection with Earth Day, the presentation of the project PHOTO SMOG of the organization ‘Keep Georgia Tidy’ and independent photographer Levan Kashibadze took place in Mziuri Park, which included a series of photos created especially for this day and an installation on environmental pollution and waste.
The aim of the project was to remind the public once again of the great danger we pose to the earth on a daily basis.
“We need to take care of this problem every minute, but once a year, on April 22, Earth Day, we can talk about it together and show each other an example of how to keep the earth clean,” note the organizers of the event.
Within the framework of the event, the winners of the school competition ‘Create an Eco-Hero’ implemented within the framework of the project ‘Keep Georgia Tidy’ were revealed and awarded.
“As part of our ‘Create an Eco Hero’ competition, about 500 works were submitted from almost all regions of the country, for which we would like to thank all the students and teachers. Their work is very valuable to us and we are glad that caring for the environment is so important to them.
“All participant schools will be awarded a special ECO HERO certificate for participation and creation of exciting works.
“Based on the terms of the competition and the evaluation of the jury, the three best works were revealed:
- Team of 8th-grade students of Akhaldaba Public School, work – ‘Zigi and Fifi’
- Team of 1st-grade students of Tbilisi Public School No. 120, ‘Young Ecologists’ and their eco-hero – ‘Cosmo-Clown’
- Anastasia Chkhartishvili, a student of Jumati Public School, and her work ‘Resident of Ochos Kokhi’
“The winning participants will be awarded items and special certificates created especially for the eco-hero competition.
“Also, our partner, National Geographic, has identified the authors of three additional works and they will be awarded a three-month free subscription to the magazine. These are:
- Students of Tbilisi # 6 School for a variety of works
- Saba Meladze, 6th-grade student of Batumi Public School # 10 for creating an eco-hero ‘Sea Patrol’
- Students of Zemo Nikozi Village Public School for multiple-use paper production.
“Also, our partner, the National Library, praised Telavi Public School N3 and a variety of works by their students. By their decision, the school library will be filled with new books.
“Due to the variety of online works, our team members will discover three more works, the authors of which will also receive incentive gifts.
“Thanks again to all the participants,” announced the organization ‘Keep Georgia Tidy.’
The event was attended by representatives of the Ministries of Environment and Agriculture, Education and Science, the Swedish Embassy and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, and environmental organizations.
The project ‘Keep Georgia Tidy’ is implemented by a consortium of non-governmental organizations: ‘Keep Georgia Tidy (KGT), the Union of Nature Researchers ‘Orchis’ (GSNE ‘Orchis’) and ‘Georgian Green Movement / Friends of the Earth – Georgia’ (GMG / FoE-G), with financial support from the Government of Sweden, with the support of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Georgia, the Ministry of Environment and Agriculture, in collaboration with LEPL Environmental Information and Education Center and Georgia Solid Waste Management Company.
By Ana Dumbadze
Photo source: Keep Georgia Tidy/FB