of shoreline along the Moscow Canal were cleaned by volunteers taking part in a workday organized by members of the HSE Yacht Club in the Moscow Region town of Dubna.
Although the area cleaned may seem small, they filled an entire Kamaz truck with trash left by beachgoers. They also cleared the granite steps leading to the water that had become overgrown with grass and moss. Along with members of the Yacht Club, volunteers from the HSE’s ‘Golden Vyshka’ movement and students from the Moscow State University of Mechanical Engineering (MAMI), Moscow State University and young yachtsmen from the local Academic yacht club took part. In total, there were approximately 30 volunteers.
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.
Ksenia Mokrushina, graduate of the HSE Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, MA of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), told us about her experience of study, work and teaching in urban planning.