Best Projects 2018 features all the nominated entries submitted to the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition under ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs. If you want to know the 10 finalists in this category click HERE
Explain your project in details:
Our goal is to engage young people ofVologda Oblast in volunteering in community participating in solving environmental problems, promote separate waste collectionand encourage environmental awareness among them. Ouractivities: 1. # (the meaning of # tag is Separate!) - separate waste collection point interactive map developed; - 210+ separate waste containers installed; - 70+ interactive activities("Sorting garbage - saving nature") held; - a competition Convert wastes in profits among Universities held (the competition promotes separate waste collect among educational organizations). 2. Green Region - 28 environmental volunteering branches founded; - interactive map and mobile app Green Region 35 developed.The geolocation service enables users to report an environmental problem via mobile app (published in Google Play and Apple Store) or desktop.The app is free for users. Incidents are reported to authorities. Users are able totrack request status online. Environmental Protection Officers visit the place marked on the map, explore the problem and eliminate the pollution. - a community of 1240 volunteers built; - 310+ environmental activities and campaigns held promoting environmental awareness among Vologda Oblast citizens. 3. The first Ecological Protection Forum in Vologda Oblast 4. Nursery-garden - Nursery trees at schools; - Crop care practices for childre. More oxygen activity - environmental classes at schools held; - 1000+ trees for reviving forests planted; - Environmental competitionsheld. 6. Ecoyard - 5 environmental family events held; - 7 master classes on the production of useful products from recyclables held; - separate waste containers installed. 7. Plant the forest - Forrest planting and nursing initiative. 8. Vologda environmental fairy tales - 4 environmental fairy tales published; - environmental classes and activities held, environmental fairy tale books donated. 9. The first in class Regional competition for environmental activists in Vologda Oblast. 10. Ecological tours Green steps - Free ecological tours held.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
Achievements: 1. 28 environmental volunteering branches founded 2. Interactive map for separate waste collection points developed 3. Interactive map and mobile app Green Region 35 developed. The geolocation service enables users to report an environmental problem via mobile app or desktop. Incidents are reported to authorities. Users are able to track request status online. Environmental Protection Officers visit the place marked on the map, explore the problem and eliminate the pollution. 4. 4 ecological fairy tales for children published to promote environmental awareness among young population 5. 200 containers installed for waste sorting collection 6. Development of ecological tours and routes 7. More than 600 000 people in Vologda Oblast are engaged in the project 8. 1240 volunteers are engaged in the project 9. 6 ecological nursery-gardens planted in schools 10. 247 thousand trees planted in the forest area 11. Finding solutions with regional government on ecological and patriotic education of young population 12. Drawing attention of Vologda Oblast citizens toenvironmental problems.
Sustainability and future plans
Next steps of the project: - waste sorting infrastructure development, - Wide rollout and promotion of environmental fairytale books for children, - Development of nursery-gardens for schools. Installation of containers for separate waste collection enables to increase the amount of collected recyclables and increaseprofits from them. Environmental fairy tale promotion will stimulate environmental awareness among children. At nursery-gardens children will learn to plant and cultivate trees and other forest plants which they can use for landscaping of schoolyards, city parks, streets, and other areas territories requiring restoring ecosystem. The main financial support comes from the recyclablecollection services, selling of ecological fairy tales, private donations and government grants.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
I am 31 years old and I am an active citizen of Russia. For 13 yearsI have been proactively participating in public activities. This is the way of my life. The goal is so important for me that I became the environmental activist and pioneerat Vologda Oblast. Ive built a community of enthusiasts sharingmy ideas. Together we foundedenvironmental volunteering branches in 28 municipal districts of Vologda Oblast. We have built a community of more than 1000 volunteers. My initiative Green Region 35 was presented to the governor of Vologda Oblast, and draw authority attention and support from the government. Our volunteer community under my leadership runs 10environmental projects and initiativeswhich engage more than 600 thousand citizens of Vologda Oblast. I feel confident that our environmentalcommunity and activitieswill significantly contribute to saving our Green Planet. The best reward for me is havingfresh air and water around, healthy children and clean and Green Planet for future generations.