applications to beautify and landscape spaces were collected by the mini-park project run by Green HSE, a student environmental club.
On July 1 and 2 at the Moscow Flower Show in the Muzeon Art Park, Moscow residents placed flags on a big map of the city to indicate the places they believe need revitalization. Among the problem areas noted by Moscow residents were both places known to everyone, such as the trench near the Paveletsky railway station, and addresses only known to local residents: abandoned mini parks, unauthorized parking areas, children’s playgrounds lacking amenities, schools, courtyards, one abandoned movie theatre, and several ‘suspicious’ cafes, among others. Seven addresses were located beyond the MKAD (Moscow Ring Road).
At the end of the festival, Green HSE members will check the information and determine which of these places can be set aside for HSE to work on landscaping. They will choose one site and focus their efforts on that. Information on the other sites will be given to the appropriate authorities.
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.