of old electronics were collected by volunteers from Green HSE during an eco-event dedicated to World Earth Day.
From April 22 to 24, HSE students and staff members, as well as Moscow residents, were able to bring unneeded, outdated equipment to collection points that were set up by Green HSE volunteers in various university buildings. In exchange, people received nice eco-bags and sweets. All of the collected electronics will be sent to the Petromax plant in Lobna for recycling.
Green HSE is an environmentally friendly community of HSE students who together with the university administration seek to make HSE the first ‘green’ university in Russia.
The new institute will be engaged in research and educational activities and will provide expert and analytical support for state projects in the field of environmental safety, as well as for projects outlined by Russia's federal policy in the Arctic.
The environmental student organization Green HSE has launched a service for the separate collection of plastic waste. Special yellow containers can be found across HSE buildings. For now only plastic bottles can be collected for recycling.
Members of the student organisation Green HSE volunteered to clean up nearly 30 meters of lakeshore around Moscow region’s Lake Relax, as well as 60 square meters of the surrounding forest. The volunteers managed to collect more than 50 120-liter bags of trash.
Green HSE, a student environmental club, is taking part in the upcoming Moscow Flower Show, an international festival of gardens and flowers. As part of the HSE project ‘A University Open to the City’, students will give a presentation on mini parks, the goal of which is to revitalize one of Moscow’s abandoned mini parks or courtyards.