Farmak will set up a mini worm factory, thermal compost bin, mixer tap aerators and energy-saving LED lamps in schools of Shostka before the start of the new academic year
Within the framework of the Eco-School project, Farmak will award grants totalling UAH 75,000 for the implementation of eco-projects, developed by the schoolchildren from Shostka, for the second time. In addition, Eco-School now has its own anthem, emblem and slogan.
On May 22, the students of ten schools in Shostka presented their eco-projects aimed at preserving natural resources and saving funds of the educational institutions. The best of them were awarded mini-grants from Farmak JSC for the implementation of their projects.
The Eco-School project has been implemented by Farmak JSC in cooperation with NGO Ukrainian Ecological Club Green Wave.
The places were shared as follows:
1st place: Shostka Gymnasium – “Upcycling of Organic Waste”. The organic waste fermentation system in the form of a mini worm factory will be set up in the territory adjacent to the educational institution.
Shostka Educational Complex: Specialized School of І-ІІ Levels – Lyceum with the project “Vermicompost”. A thermal compost bin for recycling organic waste and producing vermicompost, which is a fertilizer for plants, will be purchased for the school.
2nd place: Shostka Sports Boarding Lyceum – “Wasted water could make a river”. The project involves saving water through the installation of economizer-mixer tap aerator. This makes it possible to reduce water consumption by 50%.
3rd place: Shostka Comprehensive School of І-ІІІ Levels No. 8 – “Bright School”. More modern, environmentally friendly, energy-saving LED lamps will replace the existing incandescent bulbs. Due to this, electricity consumption in the educational institution can be reduced by 7 times.
The winners were determined by the competition commission consisted of: Pavlyk Pavlo, Director of Operations of Farmak JSC; Zubareva Olena, Head of Corporate Communications Department of Farmak JSC; Khalaim Oleksandra, candidate of biological sciences, Head of NGO Ukrainian Ecological Club Green Wave; Symonets Natalia, Chief of Industrial Wastewater Treatment Station of Farmak JSC; Kunytsia Zinaida Mykhailivna, chief specialist of the education department of Shostka City Council; Korniienko Serhii Volodymyrovych, Director of Shostka Station for Young Naturalists; Panchenko Serhii Mykhailovych, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Head of the Scientific Department of Hetman National Nature Park.
“The scope of modern youth’s thinking is impressive. There is no doubt that by uniting and getting necessary knowledge and experience, the young generation will be able to save our land, making human life on earth effective and rational. As one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in Ukraine, we are primarily concerned with three things: Human health – we produce various high-quality and effective medicinal products designed to help people. The development of our country and society – we pay taxes, improve technologies, innovate, develop our employees and support society. Ecology – by expanding production, we minimize the environmental impact using state-of-the-art technologies and equipment. After gaining knowledge within the framework of the Eco-School project, students’ life has changed forever. All their further decisions will be made on the basis of this knowledge. Therefore, we can forget the worries about the future of our planet, because neither of them will cut down the forest or litter the ocean with tons of plastic. We won’t waste drinking water and pollute the water bodies”, said Pavlo Pavlyk, Director of Operations of Farmak JSC.
However, all projects are useful and important. For example, the team of School No. 6 presented the environmental project involving the repair of a greenhouse located in the territory of the educational institution. According to the team member Maksym Derunov, the schoolchildren want to make a comfortable nature study corner, where they can have a rest. The schoolchildren plan to plant thermophilic exotic plants, grow vegetables and fruits for the school cafeteria in the greenhouse. Meanwhile, the students of School No. 5 proposed to organize separate collection of solid household waste: paper, plastic, glass. They estimated that 3-4 tons of garbage are produced during the academic year.
In addition, as part of defense of projects, the anthem and the emblem of Eco-School were chosen. Their authors received valuable gifts from Farmak.
Farmak has been implementing the Eco-School project in Shostka for the second consecutive year, and this year the project has expanded to the territory of Kyiv. Eco-School will continue to spread all over Ukraine.
Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine approved Eco-school study manual
This manual is designed for schoolchildren of 2 to 10 grades and teachers of nature study subjects. It includes key and important environmental issues facing the world today.
It should be reminded that Farmak JSC expanded the boundaries of the Eco-school project by having involved 10 schools of Kyiv. The project starts in January 2019 and will last 9 months. During their studies at Eco-school, schoolchildren will gain new knowledge about environmental problems, ways to solve them and basics of project management. Having obtained theoretical and practical knowledge, schoolchildren will develop eco-projects for their schools. The best of them will receive mini grants from Farmak JSC for their implementation.
Ten Kyiv schools joined Farmak’s “EcoSchool” project
Farmak JSC expanded the borders of its environmental project “EcoSchool” by involving 10 schools of Kyiv.
Students of schools in Podilsky district of Kyiv became participants of the “EcoSchool” project. Its intended duration is 9 months.
A unique manual that embraces the most crucial and important issues the world faces today has been developed for students. This manual has already been submitted for approval to the Ministry of Education of Ukraine.
Studying in the “EcoSchool”, students will obtain new knowledge about environmental problems, ways to address them and principles of project management.
After obtaining the required theoretical and practical knowledge, students will develop ECO-projects for their schools. The best of them will receive mini-grants from Farmak JSC for their implementation.
“After attending the “EcoSchool”, students will never be the same again. They will take all future decisions from the perspective of ecology and usefulness of their actions for the environment. This is how we will educate an eco-friendly society that will create and protect. Besides, knowledge in the area of project management will help solve any problem that students may face in the future. Farmak always promotes new, innovative, effective ideas. Everything we do whether a drug or a project initiated by Farmak, is for the benefit of people. An eco-friendly society is undoubtedly a cure for our planet, which can heal it from global changes taking place on the Earth”, noted Pavlo Pavlyk, Operations Director of Farmak JSC.
“The world is drowning in flows of information, the pace of life is accelerating, consumption of resources and production of waste is growing. Given the limitation of time afforded for daily life decisions, it is necessary to have a “roadmap” of actions and basic knowledge to understand, who we are and where our place in the global ecosystem is. I hope that young people from all regions of Ukraine will join the “EcoSchool” initiatives and find the right answers and practical solutions to local environmental problems”, added Oleksandra Khalaim, Head of the Ukrainian Environmental Club Green Wave.