trees and shrubs were planted by HSE students and staff as part of the ‘Green mobilization’ campaign.
Despite the rainy weather last Sunday, a team from the Green HSE student environmental movement, volunteers from the Best Buddies HSE club, as well as HSE students and staff planted trees on the grounds of the neuropsychiatric care facility No. 25 in the West Degunino district.
From May 13 to 21, anyone can plant a tree or shrub on the grounds of Moscow’s social facilities – schools, preschools, clinics and neuropsychiatric care facilities, and veterans’ homes. The organizers of the campaign is Mospriroda, a publically funded conservation organization in Moscow.
Waste sorting is recognized as the most effective way to deal with the world’s waste problem. Yet nearly 70% of Russians neither sort their garbage nor intend to. But this is no reason to underestimate the population: 86% of Russians have adopted at least one of the habits outlined below to reduce household waste. Marina Shabanova studied the forms, motives, and potential of these practices. The results of the study will be presented at the 20th Annual April Conference at HSE.
In October 2015, England introduced a charge for single-use plastic bags in supermarkets. The charge was largely supported by the population, led to substantial reduction in plastic bag use, and catalyzed a wider support for similar measures aimed at tackling plastic waste.
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.