Organising Environmental Days
Detailed description of the Good Practice
Environmental Days were held in 5-9 June 2002 in Cesis now for the third year running. The Days included informative as well as practical activities.Over 50 school children participated in a competition “Nature Trail” where six stops with different questions and games related to environment, waste separate collection, forest and humans and vulnerable plants was organised. After the competition the children made creative work out of recyclable material. Environmental Days events were remarkable also because of the opening of Environmental Information Centre. The Centre has a wide library collection with information for example of environmental quality, and EU legislation of nature protection. The Centre was opened with assistance from the Cesis City Council, the Cesis Regional Council and from local entrepreneurs. The Environmental Centre and all its facilities are meant for all citizens of the municipality. During the Days people had possibility to learn about waste management, like collection, sorting and disposal of waste and demonstrations of technologies related to these. Soon everybody in Cesis will have the possibility to start separating their waste when the first collection point will be opened
later in the autumn. The Environmental Days ended once again to a bee near Rucosais Spring. This year a walking trail, and a bench from natural
material were constructed.The events were organised by Cesis Unit of Latvian Nature and Monument Protection Society, Cesis Division of Valmieras Regional Environmental Protection Board and Cesis City Council. In the organisation work took also part the Northvidzeme Waste Management Organisation, KOM-AUTO, the Cesu Culture Centre, and the Cesu children library.
Objectives of the Good Practice
The objective is to make environmental issues public, to inform and entertain at the same time. The Environmental Days are organised regularly
Participants of the Good Practice
The events were organised by Cesis Unit of Latvian Nature and Monument Protection Society, Cesis Division of Valmieras Regional Environmental Protection Board and Cesis City Council. In the organisation work took also part the Northvidzeme Waste Management Organisation, KOM-AUTO, the Cesu Culture Centre, and the Cesu children library.
Target group of the Good Practice
citizens, especially children
More Details of the Good Practice
+371 41 23 687
Data sources and references
Baltic Cities Environmental Bulletin 2/2002