This was announced in Kaliningrad, today, March 28, 2022, by the press service of the Kaliningrad region government, as is customary with amateurs who have firmly settled there, without specifying the date of the event.
It is only known that the Kaliningrad region joined the Eco-Schools / Green Flag program in the 2003-2004 academic year. Based on the results of work in 2021, this prestigious symbol in the Kaliningrad region was awarded to 41 educational institutions, including 7 kindergartens. This is the maximum result of all the years of participation of the region’s institutions in the project.
For the first time the prize was awarded to schools No. 25 and 57 of Kaliningrad, the school named after cosmonaut F.E. Batsaev in the city of Nesterov. Many organizations now have the largest number of “green flags”: the Dobrinsky school named after NS Spiridonov (15 flags) and educational institutions of the regional center (16 – at school No. 50, 17 – at Lyceum No. 17). The record holder is the future school of Guryev GO, which received the 18th flag.
In 2021, 1,100 kindergarten teachers and 32,000 children participated in the program. The priority themes were: “Sustainable waste management”, “Biodiversity and its conservation”, “Water resources”, “Energy saving”, “Active citizenship”, “Healthy lifestyle”, “Climate change”. Within the framework of the program, active research, practical and environmental activities were carried out.
“There is a very strong ecological school in the Kaliningrad region. Children learn such skills as taking care of nature, collecting waste separately, exploring the flora and fauna of the amber region. Thanks to the children, new ecological habits appear in their families – parents and teachers are constant participants in the educational process in this direction. .
According to her, in schools and kindergartens, such ecological events as “Victory Forest” and “Green Russia”, “International Birdwatching Days”, “Flying Energy”, “Garden Walk” were held; Environmental campaigns: “Watch! Nerd! Act!”, “Week of Resource Saving”, “Days of Action to Protect the Baltic”, “My Eco-Yard, or I collect waste separately”, “Attention, seal!”, “Environmental Hazard Protection Days. No Spring Fires!”, “Plastic Watch.”
The program was launched in 1994 in response to the tasks set by the International Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, and immediately gained international status, that is, according to the same rules in all participating countries.
The Green Flag is awarded to educational institutions that successfully operate under the Environmental Schools/Green Flag Program for outstanding achievements in environmental education, continuous improvement of the environment in and around the educational institution and the promotion of sustainable development. Currently, more than 500 educational institutions in Russia participate in the program.