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EEF Junior Participants to Come Up with Ideas for Making Russian Cities Green

17 August 2022
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The Russian Ecological Operator, together with the Roscongress Foundation and the Content Foundation, will hold a project competition among young people as part of EEF Junior Forum from 5 to 8 September in Vladivostok. Entries will include environmental initiatives in sustainable development, as well as projects for shaping the proper management of solid municipal waste (SMW). For example, participants will have to come up with an image of our country’s ‘green’ cities.

«The Eastern Economic Forum will have a whole platform for the younger generation — EEF Junior. It will hold a competition to find promising and innovative projects aimed at forming conscious consumption, new behavioural models, and the right management of SMW. We are confident that participants will demonstrate new solutions for organizing socially important events that will help shape environment friendly behaviours and traditions, as well as learn about modern ways to manage SMW and recycling,» said Denis Butsaev, General Director of the Russian Ecological Operator.

Individual projects are accepted in three categories: Technological and Digital Projects, Private Eco-Initiatives, and Ecology-Art. The first nomination considers projects related to services and solutions based on digital technologies: software, integrated automation solutions, as well as any ‘smart’ devices, sensors, etc. The second category includes projects aimed at formation of conscious consumption, new behaviour model and proper treatment of SMW. The third one includes projects aimed at shaping the image of ‘green’ cities and settlements in our country: public spaces, iconic places using recycled materials.

«We believe that even small deeds can make a big difference. This is why projects of any scale are accepted for consideration. With their competitive work the participants may offer new solutions, make proposals on environmental protection and popularization of separate collection of solid waste in the spheres of economy and life, creative approaches to organization and holding of socially significant events of environmental agenda of Russia, its regions and towns/villages with integration of the topic of separate collection of solid waste and popularization of environment friendly lifestyle,» said Dmitry Boyko, Head of PR department.

The competition is held in age groups of 14–16 and 17–18. The winners will be awarded diplomas and commemorative prizes from the organizers and partners at the Eastern Economic Forum on 5–8 September.

EEF Junior is a youth section of the Eastern Economic Forum, whose participants will include proactive teenagers representing both the Far East and other regions, which will enable a comprehensive approach to the development of the Far East and the country as a whole. The event is held by the Content Foundation as part of the Point Junior project, which creates a cross-cutting agenda at key international discussion platforms, giving young people the opportunity to take part in global events and receive mentoring support from the world’s leading businessmen, political and public figures.

For EEF 2022 updates and news, go to the official Forum social network pages


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