Green Spring was a lesson organized by the Commander Islands Nature and Biosphere Reserve about used batteries and advantages of their recycling. It became a part of the list of Lima Action Plan successful practices. However, we have good company: international project Chronicle of Nature, Canary Islands project to promote gardening and sustainable agriculture in local schools and Austrian project to increase the use of renewable energy sources and many other!
UNESCO Man and Biosphere programme shared the lesson as one of good practices, which will inspire not only MAB stakeholders, but also the international community at large striving towards sustainable development.
“We are grateful to see that the importance of our work is acknowledged on such a high level and we are eager to see other participants of the proramme to share their experience to discover what our colleagues are doing in other BRs”, said Oksana Solovanyuk, Specialist of Development and Ecological Education Department and key manager of Eco Guest-Room project
The participants of the activity learned why batteries left to decompose on a landfill are dangerous for the environment and how to avoid it by recycling
Lima Action Plan was accepted in 2016 during the World Congress of Biosphere Reserves in Lima, Peru. It is a global guideline for development of all the biosphere reserves of UNESCO MAB programme until 2025. The plan includes recommendations to make new connections and partnerships with research institutes and business, to promote responsible attitude towards natural and cultural heritage and to inspire respect to nature and human as a part of biosphere.
Such a united approach guides not only the work of nature protection organizations but also local people, who are passionate about the future of their home. People from all over the world team up to take care of cultural and natural heritage, to revive nearly lost species and traditions, to support their friends and neighbors. The main goal is to create and sustain the balance between human wellbeing and saving the priceless nature for future generations.
The lesson took place as a part of the All-Russian ecological event called Green Spring 2019, which lasted from April 20 to May 20.