My Environment campaign kicks off in Georgia

04 Jun 2014

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TBILISI. 4 June 2014 – Georgia is celebrating World Environment Day 2014 with a series of environmental events and activities. Public actions, exhibitions, youth activities, conferences and rallies will roll out in June across the country.

With the slogan My Environment, the campaign highlights that we all take responsibility for our planet and can bring about a change by joining hands for greener and safer future.

The World Environment Day campaign is organized by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in cooperation with the Government, international partners, civil society organizations and youth groups.

The events and activities are funded by the Government of Georgia, Government of Finland, European Union, UNDP and Global Environmental Facility (GEF).

Calendar

3-4 June- 10:00 – 17:00- Regional workshop on pasture management: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova. Tbilisi

5 June -Youth action in support of restoring the degraded kand. Chiatura

5 June- Institutional Reform of the Forestry Sector in Georgia. Tbilisi. Hotel Complex “Bazaleti”

6 June- 12:00 – 15:00-Restoring Kolkhetian pheasant in a natural habitat: opening of an incubator. Vashlovani Protected Areas

7 June- 12:00 – 17:00. Borjomi

  • Visit to the forest restoration site
  • Open air youth action“My Environment”
  • Bicycle rally

10-12 June- 10:00 – 17:00- Workshop on Regional Environmental Emergencies. Tbilisi. Hotel Betsy’s

28 June. Kharagauli

  • New practices in waste management:  Demonstration of the new methods for processing plastic waste
  • Exhibition of environmental posters

4 June – 2 July - Restoration of pine trees in 10 villages. Tusheti Protected Areas

4 July- Environmental monitoring: a trial flight of theeco-patrolling airplane

Contact Information

Maia Sikharulidze, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia, pr@moe.gov.ge, +995 577 343355 (cell)

Sophie Tchitchinadze, UNDP in Georgia, sophie.tchitchinadze@undp.org, +995 599 196907 (cell)