Jun 01, 2020

Students from more than 20 cities, towns and villages of Ukraine will participate in Eco-School mini-grant competition

The acceptance of applications for participation in the competition of student projects in the “Eco-School” continues.

Teams trained at the Eco-School may submit their works for consideration by an expert jury until June 1. The works will be presented and the grants will be awarded for the implementation of the winners’ projects on June 18-19.

Today, the Eco-School has more than 1,200 registered students from all over Ukraine. In particular, applications were submitted from such cities, towns and villages as Staryi Mizun, Selydove, Sloviansk, Iziaslavsk, Liubotyn, Berdiansk, Shostka, Bila Tserkva, Lviv, Dyviziia village (Odessa Region), Kushuhum urban-type settlment, Shumsk, Kramatorsk, Liutizh, Myrnohrad, Dubrynychi village, Vatutine and others.

The aim of the Eco-School project is to unite and create an ecological asset of the youth community, to promote the ecological way of life among young people and to increase the culture of resource and energy saving.

“Today we are all learning to live in a new reality. Online communication, online holidays, online training, online exams and online graduation. And this year the protection of eco-projects in the “Eco-School” will also take place online. We launched the “Eco-School” platform online in the fall. And thanks to this training was not interrupted for a moment. Every interested student can gain the necessary knowledge in the “Eco-School” and submit their eco-projects to the jury. The best will receive grants from Farmak. We have created an Eco-School curriculum to educate new environmental ambassadors. Farmak understands the importance of global climate change on the planet and the critical level of human impact on the environment. The company makes every effort to reduce negative trends in the environment. While increasing the manufacturing capacities, Farmak is seeking to minimize the impact on the environment. In 2019, electricity consumption decreased by 10%; gas – by 20% per UAH 1 of output compared to the same period in 2018. In addition, we do everything we can to raise the environmental awareness of Ukrainians. In addition to the Eco-School project, we conduct eco-tours, implement the Green Office project and disseminate eco-culture in the country by all available methods. Therefore, we invite everyone to join the Farmak eco-movement,” said Olena Zubareva, Head of the Corporate Communications and Sustainable Development Department of JSC Farmak.

In 2020, the National Center “Small Academy of Sciences of Ukraine” joined the project “Eco-School Farmak”.

Information about the project

In 2018, the pilot of the Eco-School project was successfully implemented in Shostka, where the API manufacturing department of JSC Farmak is located. 9 schools of the city became its participants. Within the project, students in grades 8-11 took an 8-month educational course on global theoretical environmental issues and learned to apply the acquired knowledge in practice. The best projects aimed at solving the environmental problems of a particular school were awarded the mini-grants from JSC “Farmak” for their implementation. The successful launch of the Eco-School project made it possible to broadcast to various parts of Ukraine, involving drivers of the environmental education movement, socially responsible business and, most importantly, the country’s caring, progressive youth. In 2018, the Eco-School project was included in the top 20 social projects in Ukraine.

In 2019, Farmak expanded the boundaries of the Eco-School environmental project and included 10 schools in Kyiv. A unique textbook was developed for schoolchildren, which absorbed the most important and important issues facing the world today. The manual “Eco-School” has been approved by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.

Since September 1, Eco-School has become a national project covering the whole territory of Ukraine and having launched the online platform https://ecoschool.com.ua.

Implemented projects:

“Charging Drive”. A bicycle generator that generates energy and charges mobile devices.

Installation of fountains from which you can drink purified water.

Installation of touch water faucets.

“The second life of organic waste.” On the adjacent territory of the educational institution the system of fermentation of organic waste in the form of a mini-factory is installed.

“Biohumus” is a thermocomposter for processing organic waste and obtaining biohumus, which is a fertilizer for plants.

“Drop by drop the river flows.” Water saving due to installation of the economizer-aerator on the mixer. The device allows to reduce water consumption by 50%.

“Bright school”. Incandescent lamps have been replaced by energy-saving LED lamps. Due to this, electricity consumption in the school can be reduced by 7 times.

“Optimization and efficient use of heat in the room.”

“Creation of educational and research eco-clubs of the school”.

“School – without plastic.”

Awards of the project “Eco-School”:

  1. Finalist in the category “Planet”, Partnership for Sustainability Award 2019.
  2. In the Top 10 projects of sustainable development of Ukraine according to the magazine “TOP-100. Rating of the largest”.
  3. Distinction of the UN Global Network – Green Business Ukraine.
  4. Top 20 companies with the best socially responsible practices according to the results of the weekly “FOCUS”.
  5. Eco-School is one of the best eco-projects of ECOtransformation.

Details on the Facebook page @EcoschoolFarmak or on the site ecoschool.com.ua

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