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2011 update

EEIU report for Sevastopol Chapter 1 - Ukraine

An International conference on methods of informing students and young people about alternative energy sources and energy saving technology was organized and held in Sevastopol from May 24 to May 28 on the basis of child health center "Albatross". This child health center "Albatross" uses solar energy and energy obtained by heat pumps, they have also implemented energy-saving technologies. This center has worked in conjunction with the Sevastopol Chapter of EEIU for several years. Representatives from 14 countries attended the conference: Moldova, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Norway.The conference was held jointly with the Norwegian program "Spare". The conference was successful in developing new recommendations for schools, new training materials and samples for this work. The Conference participants shared their experiences. The conference was attended by my eco-scouts who also made presentations.


2011 2nd update

EEIU report for Sevastopol Chapter 1 - Ukraine

The eco-scouts cleaned the spring at "The Rocks of Laspi" reserve on the 19th of May. This is one of the springs which the eco-scouts have visited for many years. We monitor the ecological condition of the spring and clean the area.


Fall 2010 update

A) 3rd Youth Festival on "Eco-Energy" in Sevastopol

  1. From the 1st of September, a competition of the social ecological projects  The Sun in the house on use of alternative sources of energy and save energy technologies in a life on the following:
    • Best Ecological poster
    • The best video - up to 1 minutes
    • The best presentation - up to 7 minutes
  2. The 10th of October - the action "350", devoted to the World Day of a Climate.
  3. The 25th to 27th of November, an Exhibition of the ecological posters  The Sun in the house
  4. The 26th of November - the Scientific seminar: The World I want to live in
  5. The 27th of November rewarding of the winners and final concert
  6. During November planting of trees.


Eco-energy festival.

There was a press-conference for mass-media of Sevastopol in the Media center. The conference was very successful and information of the festival has showed at all TV channels of Sevastopol.

B) Conference in Kiev


Conference in Kiev

Tatiana Ostroushko was awarded the Diploma of the Parliament of Ukraine as one of the best directors of Education Ecological center of Ukraine.


Tatiana Ostroushko with Diploma from Parliament of Ukraine

Ludmilla Marchukova and Tatiana Ostroushko presented the directors of an Ecological Center with EEIU brochures, they were very interested!


Near our exhibition in Kiev

C) International day of the Black Sea

All eco-scouts will be visiting the Dolphin Center, there will be TV coverage.


The Eco-Scouts visit the RV Maria S. Merian

The eco-scouts were invited to visit the German research ship, 'Maria S. Merian' by Mr. Dr. Hans-Jurgen Heimsoeth. This invitation was received as a thank-you to Dr. Natalia Tereshchenko because the German scientists had a joint research project in the Black sea with our Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas.

We also met with Dr. Dr. Borman there. The eco-scouts examined the ship and met the command. We told them about the EEIU, showed them albums with photos of our activity and presented Mr. Dr. Hans-Jurgen Heimsoeth and Dr. Dr. Borman with some EEIU brochures and our posters. The eco-scouts also presented them with our ties. The eco-scouts was very impressed with the meeting and visit.


Report of second Youth Festival "Eco-energy" in Sevastopol

The second youth festival "Eco-energy" took place in Sevastopol from the 15-17th of October.
The purpose of the festival was the creation of the preconditions for a mitigation of consequences of global change of a climate on a planet by way of information to the population. The youth generation was informed about technologies which save energy, and introuduced to alternative sources of energy.

One of the important tasks of the organizers of the festival was to attract youth of Sevastopol to science - practical activities on the problem of efficiency and introduction of alternative sources of energy and saving energy technologies with the purpose of reduction of emissions of greenhouse gases. And also Eco-ethical education of a young generation of Sevastopol and propagation in the youth of the eco - ethic image of life and creation of conditions for introduction of the perspective youth projects in manufacturing.

Within the framework of a festival in the Childhood and the Youthes Palace were spent the following measures:
  1. From September 1st till October 10th was carried out the competition of children's figures, breadboard models, models, information products and ecological projects of saving energy technologies and use of alternative sources of energy in a life under the name « the World, in which I want to live ¼. The best jobs were awarded with money prizes from 100 up to 500 grivna. 112 persons in the age of from 4 till 22 years have taken part in this competition.
  2. From 15th till 17th of October the exhibition "In harmony with a nature" was held, where all figures, submitted on competition, models, breadboard models, projects of saving energy technologies and alternative sources of energy were submitted.
  3. October 16th the scientific - practical seminar "a Sight in the future" (with participation of the expert from GTZ) was held. More than 50 learning various educational institutions of city have taken part in job of seminar . The job of a seminar was constructed in view of age features of children.. After short plenary session, on which participants of a seminar have heard performance of Natalya Tereschenko. Her performance was submitted as the presentation of problems of global change of a climate on a planet and its possible consequences. Then three reports of the prize-winners of competition were heard. The further job of seminar passed in three section:
  4. Foreman - class of saving energy technologies and alternative sources of energy
    in a life. The job of each sections was organized in the form of a training. In a course of trainings children have developed the offers for the resolution of a seminar and have selected speakers which have acted on behalf of the section at summarizing. On
    Final session each section represented the posters, figures and others materials developed in a course of a training.
    More then 60 participants took part in the job of seminar.
  5. Closing a festival was held on 17th of October. Closing a festival was marked by rewarding of the prize-winners of a festival and concert of children's and youth collectives of city "The Sun on palms". The spectators of a concert were the participants of competition, seminar, their parents and friends. The concert was finished by magnificent fireworks under an enthusiastic applause of children.

The organizers hope, that the given festival has managed to wake interest in youth about energy saving technologies in a life and has forced to reflect that each person, applying the given technologies, can bring their contribution in to the decision of a problem of a mitigation of consequences of global change of a climate on a planet.

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Eco-park report in Sevastopol

We create an ecological park in Sevastopol. It was an idea of my eco-scouts and we began to realize this idea. I spoke of this idea with businessman who is an owner of children park in Sevastopol. I told him of EEIU and he solved to be a member of EEIU and create own Charpter of EEIU in his park.His name is Mr.Nicolay Pomogalov. The management of city has supported our idea too. The chairman of Urban Council of Sevastopol was present at the opening of the eco-park.All events were covered by local TV and by a lot of newspapers and the radio. We have discussed our plans and prospects for creation of the ecological park and started to realize our plans.

The first step was to create an ecological track in the park. For realization of this task we have studied all plants growing in the park. Also have made signs with the names of these plants. We have established that there are exotic plants from the different countries growing only in this park. We solved to plant the Crimean trees which are rare and requiring protection. We have realized the first part of this plan.

As soon as trees were planted we developed the text of excursion on our ecological track. It was the second step of realization of idea of ecological park in Sevastopol. My eco-scouts spend eco-ethical excursions for children from the different schools and children gardens of Sevastopol on weekends. Mr Pomogalov is ready to pay them salary for their work in the park. During excursion the eco-scouts tell about an exotic plants of the world and also about Crimean plants explaining necessity of their protection.

Our excursions use a big popularity in city. On 12th of November the TV of Sevastopol has made the special program about our eco-ethical excursions. In my interview I told of the tasks and aims of such excursions.

The third step is organization of green classes in the park. We prepare special sits from the stumps. It is very comfortable for children because they can change their place any moment if it is necessary. We perform eco-ethics trainings in this green class.

Our next step will be opening of the phito-cafe for children. There it will be possible to buy cocktails, salads and another food from the plants. I am sure children will like this cafe too.

There will be opened an exhibition hall when wil be showed energy saving technologies ecological and eco-ethical literature, children figures and another things. We plan to open an exhibition - to sell vegetables and fruit brought up by a method of organic agriculture. I have met with the management of the club of organic agriculture in Sevastopol. They agree to co-operate with us. We plan to open an eco-ethics theatre in the park too. I am sure we will realize all our plans!

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Report, September, 2009 (from Chair Ludmilla Marchukova)

An outline of our nature protection measures: Clean up our planet; Water for life; Save the world of dolphin; Plant a tree; Eco-Energy. (powerpoint)


Report, August, 2009 (from Chair Ludmilla Marchukova)

The Second Youth festival on "Eco-Energy"will take a place in Sevastopol on 14-16th of October.

The schoolchildren and students of Universities of Sevastopol will take part in preparing the festival. The purpose of the festival is to attract the youth of Ukraine to scientific, and practical activity on the problem of energy efficiency and to introduce alternative sources of energy and technologies. It is also to search for talented youth and to help path the path for future scientific jobs in the alternative energy sector.

The festival includes the following measures:

  1. Competition of children's figures, models, breadboard models.
      Competition of the projects on preservation of energy and use of alternative sources of energy in a life.
    Competition of information products on the same theme.
    The name of this competition is "The World, in which I want to live".
  2. Exhibition of the projects, breadboard models, working models of alternative sources and technologies saving energy. The exhibition`s name is "In harmony with a nature"
  3. Scientific - practical seminar  "A Sight in the future "
  4. Concert of children's and youth collectives "The Sun on palms ".

Brochures and leaflets about the use of alternative sources of energy and technologies saving energy in a life will be issued also.

The event will be covered by  TV and print media. 


Report, August, 2008 (from Chair Ludmilla Marchukova)

Eco-ethical Youth Festival "Eco-Energy", Sevastopl 21-23th of August

The press-conference for the above festival was held on 8th of August. There were the representatives of all mass medias from Sevastopol.

The festival has an ecological orientation and is devoted to problems of change of a climate, use of alternative sources of energy and the saving energy technologies. The overall objective of the festival is to raise awareness of the information-educational ecological actions for youth, as the most active and susceptible segment of the population. Participants include representatives from science, administrative structures, authoritative youth leaders and show-stars; the latter are necessary to peak interest and to involve the youth of Sevastopol and Ukraine.

August 21-22 - the start of work of an exhibition « the Man - Nature - Choice ». There will be submitted the equipment of the domestic manufacturers saving energy, photo and posters children's figures, having an ecological orientation and devoted to change of a climate at an exhibition

August 21 - presentation of the training program of alternative sources of energy and the saving energy technologies and display of films

August 22 - the work of a scientific conference « Purepower: the present and future ». There will be discussed next questions at the conference: modern the saving energy technologies and alternative sources of energy, their introduction in life, achievement of a science in sphere of power, way of the decision of problems global climate change.

August 23 - concert in the center of city , which overall objective - to put in pawn a basis of ecological culture in consciousness of modern generation of youth. The different famous music group of Ukraine and Sevastopol will take part In a concert. There will be spent the distribution of information materials in a course of a concert . The sociological interrogation of the population of city on major ecological problems will be spent there also.

The organizers: Sevastopol Chapter 1 of EEIU, the Sevastopol commercial and industrial chamber with support of the Sevastopol urban state administration.

The sponsors: The -¢oyota Centre Simferopol "Delta Motors of Crimea"; The -¢oyota Centre Sevastopol "Omega Motors"; « Concern Nadra »; charitable organization « the British Advice(council) ».

The information partner: Sevastopol Tele-Radio company.


Report, June, 2008 (from Chair Ludmilla Marchukova)

I would like to congratulate you and all Chapters of EEIU on the Environmental Day!

I spent this day with my eco-scouts on the coast of Black Sea. We cleaned the beach. We have devoted this day to the inhabitants of the sea. We have cleaned dust on a beach because we do not want that the plastic bottles and bags became the reason of destruction of sea animals. I am sure my eco-scouts have received very good lessons of eco-ethics today.

Tomorrow we will meet with the scientists from the Sea Scientific Research Centre which study inhabitants of the sea. We will be able to contact with Dolphins also. I am sure this day will be unforgettable for my eco-scouts. I wish you successes in your very important activity for protection of the nature of Earth!


Report, May, 2008 (from Chair Ludmilla Marchukova)

One of the directions of our activity is the action "Clean Sources". It took a place on 19th of April and it is devoted to the Earth Day. We clean the sources because cleaning them we clean our souls. I always tell to my eco-scouts that the source's water personifies cleanliness, health, movement and force of the Earth. The Earth gives this water for people. This water flows from the Earth and it is so clean and fresh and we must to keep this source in cleanliness too. We clean the sources and when we finish this job we always wash by this water. TV made the reporting of our action. This reporting was showed by two channals of Sevastopol TV. My eco-scouts read the poems about the source they wrote for this day. Such actions are very important for eco-ethical education of youth. They work with very big pleasure because they understand the aims and want to see a result. We will go to clean another source on this Sunday.


Report, April, 2008 (from Chair Ludmilla Marchukova)

It is a spring now and we are very busy every day with our actions. Eco-scouts understand the reasons of the changes of a climate in the world because they took a part in training about the reasons for climate change. There is a cutting down of trees and reduction of park zones for building in Sevastopol. We try to struggle with this negative phenomenon and try to explain to the Administration of Sevastopol about the consequences of such politics. It is very difficult because of ecological illiteracy on behalf of the officials. We initiated meetings about the necessity of increasing the level of ecological education among the officials and the general population of the city. This meeting took place on the 14th of April. The proposal to have some ecological lectures for the officials was accepted.

The eco-scouts planted trees in our town. We planted trees in the Fourth Bastionnaya Street and near Gymnazium No. 8. 100 trees of different types and 30 bushes of roses were planted. We hope our avenue of trees will grow and please the inhabitants of Sevastopol with the beauty and to give shade on the hot summer days. This is our present to the 225 Anniversary of Sevastopol.


Report, March 2007 (from Chair Ludmilla Marchukova)

Animal Welfare

One aim of our Youth Group is to protect homeless animals in Sevastopol. We sent a lot of letters to the Government administration of Sevastopol, who then allocated money for sterilization of animals and a Shelter for street animals. We were very pleased with this result. Unfortunately, we received news that the regional administrations of Sevastopol wanted to continue to kill animals. We then informed the government that we were going to organize a picket on the 26 of March. As soon as the letter was received by Administration I was invited to speak to the chairman of Sevastopol Administration. They asked me not to picket but I refused to back down.

The picket took place near the Administration buildings. The Eco-scouts prepared the posters and an open letter to the administration, of which a lot of Sevastopol inhabitants signed. We were interviewed by all Sevastoplol Media. This picket was showed on all TV channels every day during the whole week.

After the protest I was called from all regional administration of Sevastopol. They asked the members of our organization to help them prepare the text of contract on sterilization of street animals. We will continue to work with the administration until the laws have been changed and are enforced.


Report, April 2007 (from Chair Ludmilla Marchukova)

EARTH DAY

Sevastopol Eco-scouts planted trees before Earth Day. One hundred deciduous and coniferous trees were planted in two Sevastopol parks.

We also organized a children's chalk drawing competition on 20th of April, the theme was, The world around me and I in this world. Forty-two children competed. The competition has was held in the center of Sevastopol near the children's library. Former Eco-scouts, now in University, helped organize the event. Children, including orphans and invalids, from different schools of Sevastopol took part. Each participant received a gift. The children thoroughly enjoyed the event and the opportunity to draw large pictures on the asphalt! The event drew lots of attention, receiving coverage in the local newspaper, radio and TV news.

Our third action involved removing garbage from an Historical parkway of Sevastopol. This also received media coverage. The Eco-scouts have drawn up a poster saying, "The Earth is our house, we shall guide the order there"!


Report, January 2007 (from Chair Ludmilla Marchukova)

EEIU Sevastopol Green Party a "Green Success"!

Chapter Chair Ludmilla Marchukova reports that their December "Green Party" was a great success among Sevastopol students and grown-ups alike.

Marchukova shares: "I am happy to tell you that our first Green Party was so successful that it was featured in the central newspapers of Ukraine." Many local newspaper and radio journalists attended the party, which was held in a local youth club.

Films were shown about planetary ecological problems, which included a running text about ecological problems in Sevastopol and Ukraine. Chapter members and the EcoScouts prepared leaflets and published a newspaper for the party, and issue-related competitions were held.

The Chapter scored a PR coup with its personalized candy handouts: Each wrapper had been designed with information about one particular ecological issue in Sevastopol.

Ludmilla continues, "The participants of the Green Party were very pleased and congratulated us for this party because it was so unusual... The youths asked us to repeat the same Green Party again. We plan to host another Green Party for Earth Day."


Update, December 2006 (from Chair Ludmilla Marchukova)

EEIU Sevastopol Eco-Scouts on City Patrol

In late November the Eco-Scouts of Sevastopol Chapter 1 patrolled the territory around their school, with the intention of documenting ecological problems there to present to the Administration of Sevastopol. They plan to carry out this activity daily in several locations, recording the environmental infringements, and to send their resulting reports and pictures to local newspapers as well as the city administrators. With these materials, Chair Ludmilla Marchukova and the Eco-Scouts are hoping to start a new column in local papers entitled "Our city in the eyes of children" or perhaps "Children accuse".


Update, December 2006

Annual Green Drawing Room Event a Success

The 2006 Green Drawing Room, produced annually by Ludmilla Marchukova and the Eco-Scouts of EEIU Sevastopol 1 Chapter, this year focused on the theme "Water for Life". The subject hit close to home for residents of Sevastopol, where the municipal water source had recently been switched off for three days. Due to pollution, the quality of the water had been unsuitable for drinking. This occurrence brought home to local citizens the reality of just how much clean water means for human life.

Following on the heels of this shutdown, the Eco-Scouts' message about problems with drinking water in Sevastopol, Ukraine and the world fell on newly interested ears. The Eco-Scouts, who prepared pictures on the theme, shared information about pollution in the oceans and ways they think might help solve the problem.

Scientists from Sevastopol's Institute of Biology of Southern Seas were featured guests at the event. Also in attendance was Dr. Natalia Tereshchenko, volunteer coordinator for EEIU activities in Ukraine, along with employees of the Sevastopol Department of Ecology and teachers and librarians at the school.



A film about water was shown on a computer purchased with the support of Prof. Otto Kinne


Dr. Natalia Tereshchenko, Volunteer Coordinator for EEIU activities in Ukraine


Report, November 2006 (from Chair Ludmilla Marchukova)

Climate Change Conference & More: EEIU Sevastopol 1 Activities

This autumn has been a busy time for the Eco-Scouts in Sevastopol. Chair Ludmilla Marchukova reports a plethora of activities, from conference preparations and attendance, to eco-ethics training sessions for student leaders from various universities and pupils from local schools, to park clean-ups and more.

Marchukova assisted in co-organizing a three-day conference with the British Council on climate change issues, at which she presented on eco-ethics and distributed EEIU brochures. Energy issues was a hot topic, with participants discussing potential projects for energy saving technology. The event opened with an exhibition; in attendance was Mrs. Elizaveta Yurdsitskaya, a well-known local journalist who has featured the EEIU in several writings, British attaché Mr. Terry Sandell, and Mr. Pete West, with the Severn Wye Energy Agency (www.swea.co.uk). SWEA is considering beginning co-operation on environmental education with schools in a UK-Ukrainian initiative; more information can be found at their website.


Chapter Chair Ludmilla Marchukova and Mr. Terry Sandell, British Council attaché


Climate change exhibition participants


Mrs. Elizaveta Yurdsitskaya, Sevastopol journalist, and Ludmilla Marchukova


Eco-Scouts taking in the exhibition


Terry Sandell, Ludmilla Marchukova, and conference participant

The Eco-Scouts continued clean-up efforts in Sevastopol; this time taking action in the historical landscape park Maximova Dacha, where more than 350 students from various schools took part in clearing the park grounds. The Eco-Scouts organized and ran the event, showing their ever-increasing skills at environmental advocacy. The students put in a great amount of effort in gathering an extensive collection of trash, which they were proud to document for the Chapter (Eco-Scouts are identifiable by their club ties and badges).


Clean-up at Maximova Dacha park


Clean-up crew poses for posterity


A forest of trees, and a forest of helpers


Always room for one more trash bag, that is


Trudging out with the trash


Chalk one up for the Eco-Scouts: A clear victory!


Report, October 2006 (from Chair Ludmilla Marchukova)

EEIU Sevastopol 1 Autumn Activities

Chair Ludmilla Marchukova reports a key win in Sevastopol, where the group has been working for over three years on the creation of a new nature reserve. At last success: the decision to create the Reserve has been finalized. The work was hard; often it seemed Ludmilla and the Eco-Scouts would not be able to finish the task. Over time, Ludmilla met with two Ukrainian Ministers of Ecology, and the team maintained ongoing contact with key organizations related to the effort, sending numerous letters and making solid efforts to influence the decision. One related task of daunting proportion was the description of the rare plants and animals living in the territory.  One challenge facing the group was the economic aspect of its competition: a large factory planned to use the area for limestone production. Ludmilla and the Eco-Scouts are quite proud of their win, feeling they managed to save one corner of nature.

Another activity that spurred great reaction was a recent "open lesson" on eco- ethics (see photos). Ludmilla and other educators met with the Eco-Scouts at a tree which had been poisoned. Mr. Lev Bleskin, a journalist with the city newspaper, had seen a local shop owner inject the tree trunk with some substance, later determined to be acid. The eco-scouts were indignant about the act when Mr. Bleskin informed them about it, arguing that this behavior was unethical, and resolved to write the city administration to put a stop to similar activities. Mrs. Pereplesnina, a journalist on Sevastopol radio, assisted with writing and spreading the word via radio. The lesson was a great success, provoking quite a stir among the students who were faced with the very real results of an anthropocentric social focus. 

After the lesson, participants went to the city administration, calling for a stop to the destruction of parks in Sevastopol, where city leaders have begun allowing park grounds to be used as construction sites for various shops. Ludmilla and the Eco-Scouts will continue to work on the problem, with Ludmilla meeting with the Chief of the Department of Ecology in October to discuss the court decision.

With the 10th anniversary of the Eco-Ethics Task Force, predecessor of the EEIU, quickly approaching, Ludmilla and associates in Sevastopol have begun work on a film about the Union's Chapters in Sevastopol. They plan to publish a new poster about Chapter activities in Sevastopol and Ukraine and to organize a regional conference.


Update, May 2006 (from Chair Ludmilla Marchukova)

Sevastopol Chapter 1 Activities

Chair Ludmilla Marchukova sends a creative work by Eco-Scout Ann Glebova about the problem of climate change, a result of a discussion with the Eco-Scouts about the consequences of climate change for ecosystems and the population of Earth. The group understands the importance of the problem, no mean feat given their tender age.

Mrs. Olga Polikarpova, an English teacher and daughter of EEIU Co-Founder Acad. Prof. Gennady Polikarpov, helped Ann translate her work into English. Following the same theme, the Green Drawing Room was recently conducted in English.

April 14th was the traditional holiday of primroses. For 5 years Sevastopol 1 has organized the holiday in April before Earth Day. Children from 15 schools in Sevastopol took part this year, showing different plays about primroses. The Eco-Scouts gave a play on the motives of the fairytale "Snowdrop" by G. K. Andersen, after which the children had to answer different questions about primroses and to draw a poster about their protection. Another project was to combine the whole plant from parts and to say its name. This was difficult, but the children executed it. Good job, Eco-Scouts!

In late April the group cleaned a local spring, one of their ongoing activities.

On a side note, Ludmilla adds: "Thank you for the information about the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Preservation and Research (www.riverhead.org). We also have problems with dolphins. We saw a dead dolphin in Balaclave Bay on one trip. We took a picture and informed Sevastopol's Department of Ecology. Delphinus delphis is a protected species in Crimea and we always inform the department about dead dolphins. If we have a possibility to approach the dolphin we make an opening to learn the reason of its death. One day we found a plastic bottle inside a dolphin. I think we will contact this organization."

Department of Education of Ukraine (Word document, 88KB)


Update, April 2006 (from Chair Ludmilla Marchukova)

Spring Snowdrops in Sevastopol

Ludmilla Marchukova's EcoScouts are at it again, mounting a snowdrop study expedition in what has become a much anticipated annual event. Endemic to Crimea, the rare Galanthus plicatus is one of the first bulbs to bloom in spring, flowering anywhere from January to March. Growing approximately 30 cm tall, the blossom's broad leaves are folded back at the edges, earning it the name "folded snowdrop". The EcoScouts monitor the population density of the species in their area, and their findings are recorded and used by the Academy of Science in Kiev.

On April 6th the EcoScouts planted 50 trees in a local park, an activity for which the group has in part established its reputation in the area.

A two-year project, documentation continues on the work to create a new nature reserve in the Sevastopol region.

For Earth Day the group plans to begin the day's events by cleaning two parks in Sevastopol and by planting flowers near their school. The day will end with a plenary meeting of all EcoScouts and Chapter members, during which all participants will take part in creating a commemorative poster of the event.


Report, Spring 2006 (Chair Ludmilla Marchukova)

EEIU Sevastopol 1: Spring Activities

Ludmilla Marchukova, Chair of EEIU Sevastopol 1, reports that the Eco-Scouts are as busy as ever, spreading the message and activities of eco-ethics in the Sevastopol region.

Ludmilla, who was recently invited to appear on a morning television program in Sevastopol where she spoke on the Chapter's activities and local ecological problems, is also staying busy. In addition to the group's ongoing activities, in January Ludmilla met with concerned citizens of Inkerman, part of Sevastopol, an area in which there are many environmental problems. The locals asked Ludmilla, on behalf of the Chapter, to help solve these problems.

Early in the year the Eco-Scouts hosted a training for the parents of the students of their school. The training was a great success and the parents have requested the group repeat the training for the school-wide parents' committee.

In addition, an eco-ethical conference organized by the Chapter was hosted in Sevastopol. The conference, which was quite successful, was featured on local television.

On the 3rd of March Ludmilla and her Eco-Scouts were able to finally hold their long awaited park planting. Originally planned for last autumn, the project was delayed by weather. More than 100 students from Sevastopol schools took part in the action, planting 50 seedlings of an endemic species of pine [^] the pine of Stankevich, a very rare species - in the park. There are only two populations of this species in Crimea, one in the reserve "Cape Aya" (near Sevastopol) and another near the town of Sudak. Five years ago after a large Stankevich pinery was destroyed by fire, Ludmilla's Eco-Scouts collected the seeds of the trees, which they grew into the seedlings planted this year. Sevastopol TV was there to film the activities and interview the Chair. This interview was also carried on local radio and in two newspapers.

These activities and more will be featured in the video the Chapter is currently compiling about its work in the Sevastopol area.


Update, January 2006 (Chair Ludmilla Marchukova)

Another Green Drawing Room Success Story!

EEIU Sevastopol Chapter 1 reports another successful Green Drawing Room event. Chair Ludmilla Marchukova and her eco-scouts cooperated with teachers from a local school on the theme "how to save our planet". The eco-scouts spoke about planetary ecological problems, as well as issues in Ukraine. Speeches were given in English, with English teachers assisting the students as necessary.

Teachers participating included Mrs. Olga Polikarpova (daughter of academic Gennady Polikarpov) and Mrs. Olga Ostapchuk. Active members of the Sevastopol 1 Chapter, both are featured in an introductory film currently being produced by the Chapter.

The eco-scouts also published a school newspaper in English, which included reports by various students about environmental issues and the Chapter's conference.

The Chapter is in contact with Mr. Damien Mbarga, Chair of the EEIU Cameroon Ozone Club, with contact between students in both Chapters and the Chairs discussing future joint projects.

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Report, 18 September 2005 (from Chair Ludmilla Marchukova)

EEIU Sevastopol 1, Summer Activities

Ludmilla Marchukova, Chair of EEIU Sevastopol 1, reports a productive summerful of activities with her eco-scouts. The Chapter's student training center ran throughout the summer, during which more then 360 children from across the Ukraine had the opportunity to study and live within the rules of natural eco-systems.

In August the Chapter conducted its first eco-ethical training seminar for biology teachers from 40 schools in Sevastopol. Marchukova gave instructions about organizing a variety of eco-ethical trainings, which teachers can use in creating their lessons. The training lasted 5 days, during which the partcipants learned many new methods, were introduced to the concepts of eco-ethics and given EEIU brochures, and were tasked to attend the next eco-ethical schoolchildren's conference which will take place in October.

As the teacher training was a first for the Chapter, the organisers were quite happy that the experience was so successful. The preparations required significant attention and time in planning. Guest trainers included psychologists, scientists and medical doctors, who helped ensure the training was both interesting and useful for the teachers. The participants were very grateful to the Chapter for this training.

Ludmilla and her eco-scouts are now preparing to plant a new park in Sevastopol. The park will be planted at the end of October and a report and pictures submitted to the Union following the event.


Update, 29 April 2005 (Chair Ludmilla Marchukova)

Spring Update, EEIU Sevastopol 1

For EEIU Sevastopol Chapter 1, Spring is always a productive season. Chair Ludmilla Marchukova reports having had many projects. In April the Eco-Scouts worked in Sevastopol's parks and reserves, where they cleaned the areas, dug around and bleached tree trunks, pruned the trees, and cleaned springs. These tasks are useful for the schoolchildren, who learn to live in nature while respecting nature's laws, which is important for forming an eco-ethical ideology.

The Chapter planned major events for Earth Day. In the morning the members meet near their school, then went to the park where they worked, later returning to the school for the day's activities. Some children read poems they had written about nature and Earth Day. Several others gave presentations on ecological problems in the world and particularly in the Sevastopol region. To wrap up, music was played while the children drew a large placard about their feelings and response to the day. The mood was wonderful, and all the Eco-Scouts were happy to know that, together, they had made one corner of the world better.


Update, 2 March 2005 (Chair Ludmilla Marchukova)

EEIU Sevastopol 1 Green Drawing Room

February 25th was the regular session of EEIU Sevastopol 1's Green Drawing Room, which was devoted to the different legends about local birds. Spring will come soon; the birds have always been the messengers of the season. Eco-scouts told the different storys and sang songs about the birds. Local television and radio journalists, eager as ever to learn more about the Chapter's activities, were there to cover the event.


Update, 18 January 2005 (Chair Ludmilla Marchukova)

EEIU Sevastopol 1 Continues Birdwatching Activities

EEIU Sevastopol 1 and the Eco-Scouts are busy counting the winter birds in Sevastopol bays. Chair Ludmilla Marchukova studies the birds to determine the species, while the group takes pictures and prepares feeding places. Sevastopol TV plans to produce a new program focusing on the Eco-Scouts' activities of helping Sevastopol's winter birds.


Report, 11 January 2005 (Chair Ludmilla Marchukova)

EEIU Sevastopol 1 Activities

Chair Ludmilla Marchukova reports having had positive discussions with Dr. V. Artemenko, Chief of the Department of Ecology and Natural Resources of Sevastopol, about their joint plans for 2005.

Ludmilla receives many calls and letters from the people of Sevastopol asking for help in solving different ecological problems. In December she and the eco-scouts visited the village Lyubimovka, whose inhabitants had asked for help. Positioned on the Black Sea coast, this village has many bars and restaurants near the beach, around which there is much rubbish. After meeting with the owners of the establishments, Ludmilla took several pictures and wrote an act for the Department of Ecology. She expects the directors to be fined stiffly.

Recently Ludmilla was invited to Sevastopol TV, where she told about EEIU and the Chapter and its activities. Another program, which showed the Chapter's work in cleaning springs, was recognized as the best ecological program of 2004 on Sevastopol TV and was aired daily for an entire week.

On the 28th of December Ludmilla lead an eco-ethical training session for the eco-scouts on the problem of Christmas trees. The felling of Christmas trees near Sevastopol is a very important problem. The population of Sevastopol is almost 400,000. If every Sevastopol family buys one Christmas tree, the loss is nearly 100,000 trees. An entire forest is destroyed every year.

During the training the eco-scouts wrote poems and stories about Christmas trees. They drew pictures and made wonderful holiday compositions from different materials, rather than Christmas trees. The best compositions were presented to the Sevastopol Children's Home as Christmas presents to the children from the eco-scouts. Sevastopol Radio was alerted concerning this training.

On December 29th the group visited the Institute of Biology of Southern Seas, where the eco-scouts met with the scientists of the Institute, who talked about algae of the Black Sea and the meaning of algae for Black Sea ecosystems. The eco-scouts, who asked many questions, had the chance to examine algae under a microscope and to taste different products made from algae. The meeting was both interesting and useful for the eco-scouts, who later described their impressions of the excursion.

Eco-ethics training and defence of Eco-Scout science projects






Clean-up in the Maximova Dacha Reserve and on Cape Kchrustalny, Black Sea Day





Eco-Ethics reading

Cleaning the springs in the Cape Aya Reserve and along Balaclava Road




Working in the park near School-Lyceum No. 8




Studying the winter birds on Sevastopol Bay, Black Sea coast

Cleaning the Kazachya Bay Reserve on Black Sea Day and preparing the new park in Sevastopol




Report, 22 November 2004 (from Chair Ludmilla Marchukova)

EEIU Sevastopol 1 November Activities

Chair Ludmilla Marchukova reports that activities of the Sevastopol 1 Chapter have continued successfully:

"We cleaned the territory and springs of the city reserve in Maximova county. It is a wonderful nook of Sevastopol. We like to have a rest in this corner with my eco-scouts. There are a lot of beautiful springs and wonderful places to rest.

"On 17 November I organized an eco-ethical training on Black Sea problems for the eco-scouts. 28 young eco-scouts took part. The children were divided into four groups. Every group had the task to draw a picture with a very clean sea, the sea before the appearance of humanity. Each group worked for 15 minutes. Every group had to choose a speaker and timekeeper. After finishing, the speakers told what the group had drawn on the pictures. I can say that all pictures were really wonderful.

"After this the groups exchanged their pictures and were given another task: they had to draw the influence of humanity on the sea, to show all possible kinds of transgressions in the sea eco-system. They were to draw for 5 minutes only because humanity has lived on the planet not as long as nature eco-systems. After this the speakers told of the transgressions in the sea eco-system.

"I asked the children what they felt when they had to spoil the beautiful drawings. They answered that they were 'afflicted' to spoil them but they had a task and had to do it. The pictures were really very terrible. I explained that humanity has lived on the planet not such a long time but that the children can see the influence of human activity on the nature eco-systems. I asked the children, do they want to live on such a planet or not? They answered that they wanted to change this situation.

"I set the last task to recover the sea eco-system. Each group was given a set of colored paper, scissors and glue. The groups had 10 minutes for the work. After finishing, the speakers told about the results of their activity and showed their drawings. They were very beautiful pictures again.

"I asked the children if they liked these new pictures. They answered that these pictures were very beautiful but it was a new sea. It was not the sea they had drawn at first. They said that they understood they must protect the sea eco-systems so their children could see this sea again. They understood everybody must protect nature's eco-system for future generations.

"The eco-scouts' pictures were displayed in the Nature House of Sevastopol. I think this training will be useful for anyone who works with children. I would be happy to share details about the experience with any who are interested and need more information."


Report, 6 November 2004 (from Chair Ludmilla Marchukova)

EEIU Sevastopol 1 Readings

Chair Ludmilla Marchukova reports that the Chapter's recent readings event was quite successful, with 56 participants joining in the activities. At the beginning letters of recognition and thanks from Union President Prof. Otto Kinne were handed out to highly active Members who had undertaken efforts and activities on behalf of the Chapter. Later, six Eco-Scouts told about their activities and twelve others reported on their scientific work. The best scientific work will be published in an ecological magazine.


Report, 13 October 2004 (from Chair Ludmilla Marchukova)

EEIU Sevastopol 1 Congress Report

Chair Ludmilla Marchukova reports that EEIU Sevastopol 1's Congress of last week was a great success! Schoolchildren from 14 schools around Sevastopol took part, speaking about different medicine plants, drawing pictures, singing the songs they had written about the plants, and playing different ecological games. The organizers put in intense hours, but the result was worth it!

The Chapter is well-known in Sevastopol. Consequently, Ludmilla has been invited to take part in the upcoming local elections. Luckily for the Union, Ludmilla says that she will not let this opportunity keep her from her eco-ethical efforts: "My eco-ethical activity is more important for me but this activity is very important for our organization."

Kudos to Ludmilla and the Members of the Chapter and all the Eco-Scouts — keep up the good work!


Report, 22 September 2004 (from Chair Ludmilla Marchukova)

EEIU Sevastopol 1 Reports: Ongoing projects and increasing media coverage

EEIU Sevastopol Chapter 1 had a busy summer! Chair Ludmilla Marchukova spent considerable time and effort on behalf of an eco-ethical training center, where more than 750 children from across the Ukraine participated in training sessions.

After returning to Sevastopol in late August, Ludmilla and her eco-scouts worked cleaning up the city's beaches. They spoke to beach-goers about eco-ethical rules of behaviour on the beach, and hung posters and placards on the walls of the beach bars.

Saturday, September 18th, the group visited the nature reserve "Cape Aya," where they cleaned a spring and the coast of the Black Sea. As part of an ongoing project that Ludmilla's eco-scouts named "Live springs," on the 23rd they will clean another spring. This activity will be recorded and aired by their local television station, Sevastopol TV.

Sevastopol Chapter 1 is cooperating with the local children's library to hold competitions for drawings, poems, photos, and compositions about eco-ethical rules of behaviour in nature. The winners will be declared on Black Sea Day, November 31st. The best works will be published in the city newspapers and shown on TV.

Members are now preparing for the next Green Drawing Room, an annual project scheduled in October.


Report, 11 May 2004 (Chair Ludmilla Marchukova)

Sevastopol 1 Chair Recognised by Ukrainian Ministry of Ecology

Recently Chair Ludmilla Marchukova and 5 of Sevastopol 1's eco-scouts took part in an ecological conference in Kiev. Ms. Marchukova was awarded with a Diploma from the Ministry of Ecology for her efforts in ecological education of the new generation. The Diploma was presented by the Minister of Ecology. The Chapter members are quite happy that their activities have been noticed, as it is very important for their work.

Ms. Marchukova has been in contact with Ludmilla Hrytsak, Chair, EEIU Ternopil. They plan to meet in Marchukova's ecology camp again this summer, as last year.

Thanks to good weather in the area, Sevastopol 1's eco-scouts have been cleaning the grounds at the nature Reserve "Cape Aya". They also enjoyed a very interesting field trip for children about the necessity of protection of the first flowers in Crimean forests. The trip was very successful; more than 135 children from different schools in Sevastopol took part. All the children received small presents. Children sang songs and read poems they had written themselves.

In early May the group travelled in the mountains where they cleaned springs again.

Sevastopol 1 has many plans for the summer!


Report, 18 April 2004 (Chair Ludmilla Marchukova)

Sevastopol 1 Regional Forum Great Success!

EEIU Sevastopol Chapter 1 is happy to report that the work of their Forum 'Sevastopol is a sustainable city. Problems and perspectives: interaction between societal layers' was very successful. What started out as a locally focused effort grew quickly to include a much larger area than originally anticipated. Says Chapter Chair Ludmilla Marchukova: "We were very glad to know that our Forum was interesting to the other regions of the Ukraine, because at first we planned it as a regional Forum only. Our visitors have advised me to prepare the Forum for the different regions of Ukraine next year."

The Forum took place in the Sevastopol National University conference hall, Sevastopol's oldest and most respectable university. More than 250 participants took part, including students and teachers from local universities and schools, scientists from various research institutes, medical doctors from several hospitals in the area, and pensioners and chapters of many public organizations in Sevastopol. EEIU Sevastopol's visitors from Poltava also joined in the work.

The work of the Forum was covered by Sevastopol TV and radio. Good news for the EEIU: the EEIU flag was marked on the scene, and all participants were provided with folders with EEIU brochures and other information.

A morning plenary session included the presentation of 11 reports about the different ecological problems of Sevastopol and the Ukraine. All reports were interesting and quite different, which was also important. A particularly interesting report was presented by Natalia Tereschenko.

After dinner participants had a choice of six sessions:

1. Regional eco-politics
2. Nature reserves problems
3. Preservation of bio-variety
4. Eco-ethical education
5. Youth politics, problems of the family and childhood with the conditions of sustainability
6. Technical methods of protection of nature
Reports were given by 51 people and more than 150 took part in discussions.

At the close of the conference, a prepared brochure reporting on the conference was submitted to the government. Its contents were taken primarily from participants' reports. The brochure is being printed and will be shared with the EEIU.

The Chair reports that she is very pleased with the results of the Forum, and finally adds, "I want to say that preparation for the Forum cost me very big efforts because I understood that I am a member of EEIU and I could not allow myself to prepare this Forum badly. I wanted to do it very well and I am really happy that the Forum was so successful. All participants were very very content and very grateful for the good organization of the Forum. I was really very proud of EEIU and our work and the all members of my Chapter who helped me."

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Congratulations on a successful Forum, Ludmilla! May this success be only outdone by that of NEXT year! — The EEIU Team


Report, 19 February 2004 (Chair Ludmilla Marchukova)

EEIU Sevastopol 1 Works to Protect Ukrainian Snowdrops

Ludmilla Marchukova and her eco-scouts have been monitoring the rapidly decreasing snowdrop population in Crimean forests. This perennial species, a relic endemic to Crimea, is disappearing due to annual annihilation by people. The Chapter is trying to save this beautiful and delicate flower for future generations by drawing pictures, writing poems and stories, and giving television and radio interviews on the necessity of snowdrop protection. There is a gene-fund of Crimean snowdrops in this area.

Snowdrops, the first spring flowers, are in the Red Book of Ukraine and Crimea, in which is recorded all rare species that need protection in these regions. This rare species exists only in Crimea. Planted in the snow, snowdrops are the symbol of Valentine's Day in the Ukraine. Plants in the Red Book should be protected by law, but frequently no law is sufficient, as, for example, snowdrops are traded for their beauty.

It is vitally important to know the number of this species in nature. The results from the monitoring activities of the Chapter are sent to and used by the Academy of Science in Kiev.


Report, 7 February 2004 (Chair Ludmilla Marchukova)

Bird-watching in Sevastopol

Recently Sevastopol Chapter 1 eco-scouts counted the birds wintering in local bays. It was difficult work, as there are more then 24 bays in Sevastopol. The work was important because all results were sent to the National Academy of Sciences in Kiev. Every winter the Chapter takes part in this work.

Chair Ludmilla Marchukova continues preparations for their upcoming forum.

Included in the count:

Report, 20 January 2004(Chair Ludmilla Marchukova)

EEIU Sevastopol 1 Sustainability Project with Ukrainian Government

EEIU Sevastopol 1 annouces a new project on sustainability in cooperation with local government. Chair Ludmilla Marchukova and Members are currently preparing for a Forum on the subject. Sevastopol is one of seven Ukrainian cities in which the sustainability program will be conducted.

The Forum is being organised by the Chapter in partnership with the government of Sevastopol, which, knowing of the Chapter's present work and expertise in the area, asked EEIU Sevastopol to help them to realize this program. EEIU Sevastopol is, as always, glad of the cooperation.

Chair Ludmilla Marchukova extends a warm welcome to all recently formed EEIU Chapters!


Report, 7 December 2003 (Chair Ludmilla Marchukova)

EEIU Sevastopol 1 Activities

December 1st we organized eco-ethical training for hospitalised children. My Eco-Scouts and I visited ill children and distributed our gifts after the training. It was really a very touching meeting. More than 60 children took part in the training.

Today we organized the "round table" for journalists from different newspapers about the problem of the creation of the national park in Sevastopol. Our organization is the initiator of this project and this meeting was very important for the shaping of public opinion about the problem. There were many questions from the journalists but we were ready to answer them all! I am very happy with the results of this meeting.

As always, we told about the EEIU and gave EEIU brochures to all meeting participants.


Report, 7 October 2003 (Chair Ludmilla Marchukova)

EEIU Sevastopol 1 Activity Report

EEIU Sevastopol 1 is now preparing a new Green Drawing Room about the problems of the Black Sea. We have published more than 100 information placards about Crimean plants and animals which need to be protected. These placards were placed in different offices and beaches around Sevastopol. We collected monies in order to publish these information placards. Now we dream of collecting more money to be able to publish a bigger placard that would be placed near the main road at the entrance of Sevastopol. The title of EEIU is on the placards.

We are preparing the Round Table of problems of the Black Sea and national parks in which journalists from TV, newspapers and radio stations will take part.

I received a letter from Okeyo and am very happy that he is fine.


Report, 6 October 2003 (Chair Ludmilla Marchukova)

EEIU Sevastopol 1 Reports on Eco-Ethics Summer Training Camp

The work of the eco-ethics summer training camp began June 10th and finished on August 20th. The camp was located on the coast of the Black Sea in the Reserve "Cape Aya". More than 300 children from different regions of the Ukraine had a rest and training during their time at the eco-ethics camp. The camp's work was shown on state television to all the country and this programm was repeated several times; I saw it again today. A big article covering our activity was also published in the central newspaper.

Children had the possibility to obtain different eco-ethics related information, and each participant received an EEIU brochure. The students played different games in which they studied how to live in nature by eco-ethical guidelines, and took different excursions to the Reserve. They cleaned the territory of the Reserve and the springs, and studied the human assignment to the Reserve territory. This information was given to Department of Ecology of Sevastopol, which expressed gratitude for our activity.

Dr. Lyudmyla Hritsak, Chair of EEIU Ternopil (Ukraine), and her students joined in the work of our camp. We correspond with Lyudmyla Hritsak and plan to meet in the winter holiday.

We continue our activities: Yesterday we were in the Reserve "Maximova dacha", where the ecoscouts and I cleaned the spring and territory. We have many new members, which is very good because our organization lives and acts. Finally, last week our ecoscouts and I were interviewed on the radio.


Letter, 19 May 2003

From: Ludmilla Marchukova, Chair, EEIU Sevastopol 1, Ukraine
To: Mary Batson, EEIU Coordinator, Headquarters, Germany

Dear Mary,

How are you? I hope you are fine. I have been extremely busy and have not had time to write. I have received a lot of interesting and useful information. I was glad to learn about the new Chapters and sent them our congratulations. Thank you very much for your work.

I am glad to tell you that during this time we have organized many actions. We went on an expedition in our mountains during which we studied the population density of the first flowers (orchids) which are in the Red Book. My Ecoscouts helped at the children's center. They rounded trees, planted flowers and cleaned the grounds of the center. We worked here for four days (May 1-4). When we were in the mountains we cleaned a spring bed. May 7th we worked at the Kazach`ja Bay Reserve. This weekend we plan to go to the Cape Aja Reserve where we shall clean the seacoast.

With my warmest regards,

Ludmilla


Letter, 21 April 2003

From: Ludmilla Marchukova, Chair, EEIU Sevastopol 1, Ukraine
To: Mary Batson, EEIU Coordinator, Headquarters, Germany

Dear Mary,

Let me congratulate you on the Easter holidays! I wish you a happy weekend, new meetings and new friends!

I am glad to tell you how we (Sevastopol 1) marked our anniversary. It was a really wonderful day: we planed 35 rose bushes in the school garden, dug around more than 200 trees, planted flowers in the flower bed, bleached all trees in the garden and coloured the fence around the school. Sixty-seven members (Ecoscouts and adults) took part in the work; all were happy to see the results of our activity. I was interviewed by the local television channel, and the interview and our activities were broadcast by the station.

With my warmest regards,

Ludmilla


Report, 27 February 2003

Interview with Ludmilla Marchukova, Chair, EEIU Sevastopol 1
RE Ms. Marchukova's recent session with the Ukrainian Parliament

By Elizaveta Yurzditskaya
Translated from the original Russian by Ludmilla Marchukova

Yurzditskaya:
To which problems was this Parliament session devoted?

Marchukova:
Parliament discussed the Ukraine's ecological strategy conception at the nearest time in the light of conversion to the sustainability which supposes a unanimity of economic, ecological and social factors. More interesting was the speech of Minister of Ecology Dr. V. J. Shevchuk, who reported on the major ecological problems in the Ukraine, saying that the problem of keeping and utilizing solid common wastes is the most urgent. In Ukrainian territory there are more than 50 billion tons of this waste. Of this, more than 2.8 billion tons are highly toxic. The Minister also spoke about ecological programs.

Yurzditskaya:
Much is said and frequently we hear about the unsuccessful condition of the natural environment in this country. What has made the greatest impression on you?

Marchukova:
Deputy Mr. Grodzinskiy, head of the commission on radioactive defence, reported that the zone of the radioactive soil surrounding Chernobyl is 50,000 sq km, as large as Area 2 Belgium. More than 2.5 million people live in this area. It is a very serious problem for the Ukraine.

Yurzditskaya:
Ludmilla, you often speak at different conferences and forums about your activities as a member of the EEIU. What about this time? Was there a speech about it now?

Marchukova:
Undoubtedly, I spoke about EEIU, its aims and tasks. I spoke also about EEIU President Prof. Dr. Otto Kinne and Vice-President Ac. Gennady Polikarpov, about their very important activities with the creation of EEIU and working of EEIU programs, especially the section about the correlation between economy and ecology. I also mentioned that we have good contact with Prof. Kinne and coordinator Mary Batson. Our town is the forepost of eco-ethics in the Ukraine. Eco-ethical education is a very important problem in the Ukraine and the whole world. Eco-ethical education begins at school and it is very important to introduce eco-ethics in the school program as an obligatory subject. All present were very interested in my speech. I was asked about EEIU and I answered all questions as well as distributed our brochures to all those interested.

Yurzditskaya:
Ludmilla, now that you are motivated after your part in the work of the Parliamentary session, will you be more active in the adult and youth population?

Marchukova:
Certainly, it will be so.

END OF INTERVIEW


Report, 4 February 2003

The Ecoscouts are at it again!

In spite of the rain and snow of 2 February, Chair Ludmilla Marchukova reports that the planned activity of 'spring-cleaning' took place undisturbed. The Ecoscouts were assisted in their efforts to redeem a local water source by clerks from Management in Ecology and a Sevastopol radio journalist. After successfully completing the project, Ludmilla and her Ecoscouts were interviewed for a radio production, thus providing an ideal opportunity for sharing the ideas of eco-ethics.

Great job, Ecoscouts! You set an excellent example for all of us!


Report, 21 January 2003

Eco-Scouts Report

Chair Ludmilla Marchukova reports that her busy 'Ecoscouts' have even more plans for the coming year, beginning with cooperating with the Department of Ecology and Nature Resources in creating a National Park in the Cape Fiolent area. The Ecoscouts' assistance was especially requested by the Dept. of Ecology for this government-subsidized project in Balaklava, for which the Chapter prepared all documentation.

Additionally, the Ecoscouts organized activities for the protection of Crimean pines, which face a large threat in both the town and country. In a touching radio broadcast, Members spoke about the issue and read compositions and poems they had written about the pine trees. This was part of three sessions of the program 'Green Drawing Room', which focuses on different ecological problems of Crimea and Sevastopol.

Their action 'Plastic Bottle' challenged a difficult problem in Sevastopol, where plastic bottles litter the streets and beaches. If the bottles get into the sea, much sea life can be threatened, so the Ecoscouts worked on gathering and recycling the bottles, using the exchanged funds to purchase supplies for yet another ongoing project. In four months they gathered over 2500 bottles! The activity was considered important, not only for the city, but for the eco-ethical education of the schoolchildren involved.

In December Chair Marchukova represented the EEIU at the Kiev ecological congress, for which she has our thanks. She spoke about the Union and also distributed brochures to interested parties.

On January 14th of this year, Chair Marchukova represented the EEIU and the local Chapter at the Parliamentary session in Kiev, where many interesting reports on the ecological situation in the Ukraine were given. The Minister of Ecology Dr. V. J. Shevchuk, the Vice-Minister of Finance Dr. O. M. Svirida and the Vice-Public Prosecutor (National) Dr. O. T. Shinalsky reported on disturbances in Ukrainian ecological legislation, while additional reports were given by various Parliament Deputies and ecological organisation representatives. Chair Marchukova addressed ecological problems in the Sevastopol region and her proposals for solving the same. After briefly introducing the EEIU, she was approached by many attendees with further questions and gave out all copies of the EEIU Brochures that she had available.

The activities of Chair Marchukova and the Eco-scouts have attracted much attention, and have even been featured recently in a major write-up by the primary national newspaper! Congrats, Chair Marchukova and Eco-scouts! Keep up the good work!


Report, 29 May 2002

Work Accomplished by "The Youthful Group of Action"
by Ludmilla Marchukova

Ecoscouts of EEIU have accomplished a great work. In January and February the members of our organization cleaned the channel of a spring — this action was called "CLEAN WATER". In January the birds which stayed to spend the winter in Sevastopol were fed by the members of our organization. In fact, there are a lot of swans which have wintered in our native town for ten years. But in former times they fed themselves in our town when they flew to another countries. We counted up livestock of wintering birds.

We restored the population of the Crimea's endemic plants — Stankevich's pines which suffered from a conflagration in 2001. At that time 50.9 hectares the Crimea's forests burnt down. In 2002 another 5 hectares of our forests burnt down. Ecoscouts met with the chief of the Crimea's State timber industry enterprise. At the end of that meeting we concluded a treaty that in the future ecoscouts should gather seeds to sow in addition the Crimea forests after the conflagrations. Now this work is being put into practice. But of course the main thing is that children will learn to tret ecosystems with respect. They do not want to be a cause of these disasters and that is why children say that they will bring up their own children in the same spirit. On the 23rd of February 1998 Ecoscouts with Ukrainian scouts carried out an action which was connected with the cleaning of the territory of Victory's Park. It is situated near Sevastopol's bay. A huge pile of rubbish was cleared and then all the children and adults put it into a huge car. The whole park was cleaned.

On the 8th and 9th of March 2002 some members of EEIU (19 men) carried out an expedition to the mouth of the Black river to monitor the endemic situation in the Crimea. For example 66 specimen of plicate snowdrop (Galantus Plicatus Blieb) are found in 1 square km in one part of aureole and 312 specimen are found in 1 square km in another part of aureole. So the average density of this species is different in other parts of aureole. And it is not surprising that this rare species is registered in the Red Book. A map of the reservation of the plicate snowdrop was charted. During this work our members determined that the density of reproduction is reduced, from 412 specimen to 66-312 specimen for 1 square km. It is a result of unethical behavior of Homo sapiens.

On the 16th of March a city's subbotnik was organized by the members of our organization. Almost all the territories of the city's yards and almost all the parks of our town were cleaned. In the park near the school our Ecoscouts worked, and 120 people who took part in this action. The branches of the trees were whitewashed, all the bushes were cut and the rubbish was cleared away.


Report, 5 January 2002 (Ludmilla Marchukova, Chair)

Sevastopol EEIU Youth Action Group Reports

Eco-scouts conducted an action of cleaning the territory of Kazachya Bukhta (the Kazachya Bay) reserve, which was done in honor of The Black Sea Day. Besides this, we regularly feed birds that come to Sevastopol harbors to spend winter here. We also had a contest for the best bird-feeder. We are conducting an action called 'Plastic bottle' and have collected and sent more than 17,000 used plastic bottles for recycling. In return, we receive flower pots that are made out of bottles. We have requested the city administration to work out a project to put garbage cans of different colors in the city streets. The project is in progress.


Letter, 29 September 2000

From: Ludmilla Marchukova, Chair, EEIU Sevastopol 1, Ukraine
To: Prof. Otto Kinne, EEIU President, Headquarters, Germany

Esteemed Professor Otto Kinne:

We are now ready for contact and have already received a letter from Mr. Okeyo Benards.

The members of the Sevastopol EEIU Youth Group collected a great number of plastic bottles in the city environment and passed them to the firm "Musson Megaplast" to be recycled, from which we received thanks. The plastic bottles will be recycled into 35 flower pots. Over 1,000 bottles were collected.

The children's parliament assembled on Saturday at our school. The YG EEIU received an award from the city of Kiev, from an association dealing with the protection of the environment. I was also presented with an award by the Ministry of Education. This provided an opportunity for our work to be observed at the level of the Republic. This summer three children from our YG EEIU attended a camp in Kiev in affiliation with the Ecological-Naturalist Center at no cost. I Myself (Ludmilla Marchukova) presented a report on the activities of our YG EEIU and the Sevastopol EEIU Chapter at the international conference of teachers from Russia, Georgia and Ukraine. Every participant received a copy of the EEIU brochure in Russian or English. The conference is being held in the city of Sevastopol, September 24-30, 2000.

Best Wishes,

Ludmilla Marchukova


Report, September 1999

The Sevastopol EEIU Youth Action Group met with Prof. G. G. Polikarpov (EEIU Vice President) on 16 August 1999 at the Historical Boulevard, Sevastopol.

The Chair of the meeting, Alesha Vershinin, proclaimed 'We the youth of this world should explain to the older generations the aims of our Eco-Ethics Union.' EEIUYAG Leader Tatyana Gvozdareva said 'Economics is linear, ecological processes are circular.'


Distribution of the Russian Version of the EEIU brochure

Left to right: Irina Souzhova (former EEIUYAG Leader), Tatyana Gvozdareva (EEIUYAG Leader), G. G. Polikarpov (Vice President EEIU) , Alesha Vershinin (Eco-Scouts Chair), Olya Kovaleva, Lena Gvozdareva and Sash Dovgunyak (Photo by Chair Ludmilla P. Marchukova)

Left to right: Olya Kovaleva, G. G. Polikarpov, Lena Gvozdareva, Sasha Dovgunyak, Alesha Vershinin (Photo by Ludmilla P. Marchukova; camera equipment provided by from EEIU sponsors)


Report, 8 August 2001

The 21st Century — The Century of Eco-Ethics
Report by IUR Member Natalia N. Tereshchenko, IUR co-ordinator in Sevastopol

The International School-Seminar 'Ecological Ethics in 21st Century' (Tribune-7') was held in Kiev on 23-25 May 2001 at the base of the T. G.Shevchenko Kiev National University. It was organized by the Kiev Ecological-Cultural Center (Director of the Center and the Chairman of the Organizing Committee: Mr. Vladimir Boreyko) in collaboration with the Moscow Center on Protection of Wildlife (Director of the Center, Mr. Alexey Zimenko).

Many of the participants were EEIU members (from 5 countries — Ukraine, Russia, Azerbajdzhan, Moldova and Belarus). They were co-workers of national protection-of-nature organizations and territories, universities and high schools, centers as well as international organizations on eco-ethics and nature protection: Eco-Ethics International Union including Kyiv Super Chapter 'Kyiv Ecological-Cultural Center (KECC)', two Sevastopol EEIU Chapters and two Sevastopol Organizations, as well as the World Commission on Protected Areas WCPA/IUCN, Mr. Andrey Ansupov (Moscow). The Christian eco-ethical movement was represented by Father Oleg, who chaired the Cherkassy Christian-Ecological Center.

The EEIU General Office was represented by EEIU Member and Co-ordinator in Sevastopol Dr. Natalia N. Tereshchenko (IBSS). Also from Sevastopol were: Chair of Sevastopol EEIU Chapter 1, teacher of biology of the School-Lyceum No.8 Ludmilla P. Marchukova; Chair of Sevastopol Chapter 2, director of Ecological-Naturalistic Center Tatyana A. Ostroushko; EEIU Fellow and observer Elizaveta G. Yurzditskaya (City Newspaper 'Glory of Sevastopol'); EEIU Member and Chairperson of the Council of Young Scientists of IBSS Dr. Nelli Gavrilova (IBSS).

The following subjects were discussed in the school-seminar: problems of different approaches in formation of the eco-ethic concept (Mr. V. Boreyko, Kyiv), ecological ethics and reservation matter (Dr. V. Grischchenko, Kanev), the idea of admiration with life and morals of amateur hunting (Dr. A. Nikolsky, Moscow), esthetics of nature and a system of values (Dr. K. Gorb, Dnepropetrovsk), interactions between ecological ethics and world outlook (Mr. K. Efremov, Moscow), problem of protection and perception of wild life by humans (V. Boreyko, Kyiv), religion and ecology (Father Oleg, Cherkassy), protection of animals (A. Kaver, Azerbajdzhan), protected territories and ethical norms in national folklore (L. Zvereva, Vologda City; V. Kapitonov, Izhevsk City; A. Podobaylo, Kyiv) and others.

Significant attention was paid to questions of popularization of eco-ethics and educational and training work with the young generation. Representatives of different regions — Kyiv, Sevastopol, Moldova, Moscow, Cherkassy — expressed their views.

The Sevastopol delegation presented: the paper by EEIU Vice President Acad. Professor G. G. Polikarpov 'Eco-Ethics International Union', read by N. N. Tereshchenko; the paper by N. Tereshchenko "EEIU International Union is the instrument of popularization and eco-ethic practice"; the paper by L. P. Marchukova 'Practical approaches in eco-ethic education and training of schoolchildren'; paper by C. Ignatyev 'Eco-ethic aspects of migration of species-migrants in the Black Sea for example Ctenophora'. T. A. Ostroushko announced the forthcoming international conference on eco-ethics in Sevastopol in September, 2001. E. G. Yurzditskaya actively took part in discussions of papers and she made interviews with participants of the School-Seminar. Also Chairperson of IBSS Council of Young Scientists N. Gavrilova participated in meetings.

Participants of the International School-Seminar expressed gratitude to EEIU Vice President Prof. G. G. Polikarpov for active work on the distribution of eco-ethics ideas in CIS countries.

Kyiv Ecologic-Cultural Center presented to all participants its publications on problems of ecological ethics and protection of nature, as a methodical theoretical support.

An enlarged meeting of the Editorial Board of the 'Humanitarian Ecological Journal' was held.


Letter, April 2001

From: Ludmilla Marchukova, Chair, EEIU Sevastopol 1, Ukraine
To: Prof. Otto Kinne, EEIU President, Headquarters, Germany

Dear Professor Otto Kinne,

I am glad to report that the conference 'The 21st Century - The Century of Eco-Ethics' was a success. It was held from March 26 to March 29, 2001 at the health complex "Laspi" on the southern coast of Crimea. Accepted to participate in the conference were 128 children and 35 adults from Lugansk, Odessa, Dnepropetrovsk, Donetsk and Kiev Regions. A very large amount of organizational work was done by the Ecology-Naturalist Center of Sevastopol, headed by Tatiana Ostroushko. An independent ecology and eco-ethics olympiad was held parallel to the work at the conference.

The conference was dedicated to the 15th anniversary of the tragedy at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.

A plenary meeting was held on March 27. Participants were scientists including EEIU members: Natalia Tereshchenko; Nellya Garvilova; chief of the city board of education Nikolai Cherbadzhi; vice-chief of education and EEIU member Alexander Roslavtsev; leader of the Youth Action Group on eco-ethics Tatiana Gvozdareva; a member of the Small Academy of Science and student in the 7th form, Masha Shevchenko; EEIU Chair of Sevastopol Chapter 2 and director of the Ecology-Naturalist Center Tatiana Ostroyushka; EEIU Chair of the Sevastopol Chapter 1 Ludmilla Marchukova; University student Alyona Torskaya.

During the plenary meeting we examined important eco-ethical problems, and their realization in the practical EEIU operations.

After lunch the olympiad began. Winners of the olympiad were pupils of schools from Sevastopol and other regions. In the morning of March 28 the participants of the conference departed to excursions: the guests from the Ukrainian regions went on a bus excursion around Crimea: the children from Sevastopol went on a walking excursion around Laspi, located on the state territory reserve "Cape 'Aiya'". The children became acquainted with the endemics and relicts of Crimea. After lunch on the 28th of March, work proceeded in 6 sections. Reports of people who were not able attend the conference were read. Five posters were presented, amongst which were also the attributes of winners.

The eco-ethics session was directed by Ludmilla Marchukova. Six reports were presented, among which winners were selected: Victoria Yelkjova (Gymnasium No. 7, Sevastopol); Ekaterina Chemenko (School N. 19. Sevastopol); Natalia Brova (student). The hydro-ecology section was directed by Natalia Tershchenko. Nine reports were heard. The winners were: [surname?] Keslyov (Sevastopol); Andrey Trebykhov (Torez, Donetsk Oblast); Oksana Bondarenko (Odessa).

The section ecology of humans and animals was directed by Svetlana Sherban. Four reports were presented; 3 awards were made; the competition was won by Sharena Lataria (Lugansk).

The microbiology section was led by Svetlana Rubtsova. Eight reports were presented; the winners were: Aleksey Clabinov (Sevastopol); Julia Ivanova (Sevastopol); Anton Lanera (Sevastopol).

The section ecological problems of the regions was directed by Olga Oskolskaya. Six reports were presented; the winners were: Larissa Grezeva (Odessa); Olga Filipenko (Odessa); Natalia Kozina (Sevastopol).

The section eco-ethics regional studies was led by Vladimir Yakovlev from Lugansk. Seven reports were presented. The winners were: Marina Neryshkina (Lygansk); Antonina Pavleiko (Sevastopol); Olga Ivaskhneiko (Sevastopol).

During the closing meeting, March 29, the winners of each section presented their papers. The winners were then honored by awards. After lunch the winners of the ecology and eco-ethics olympiad were honored by awards and the conference came to an end. At 17:00 h the participants of the conference left Laspi and returned to Sevastopol. Approximately 1170 DM were spent to carry out the entire conference. The participants of the conference have expressed their deep thanks to Prof. Otto Kinne for his support.

Ludmilla Marchukova

P.S.: The conference was publicized through mass-media. I will send you a packet of photographs. The day before the conference, MT, n33 conducted a routine action "Clean up the Planet," during which over 5000 plastic bottles were collected and sent for recycling. The children collected the bottles from the beach, from around apartment buildings, as well as from their own homes. This work was made public over mass-media: the radio, and the newspaper "Panorama of Sevastopol", No. 11 of March 24-31, 2001.

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Reply from Prof. Otto Kinne

Dear Ludmilla Marchukova,

Cordial thanks to you, the organizers of the Conference and the participants. Congratulations to the prize winners! Prof. Gennady Polikarpov and I are proud of your performance!

Kind regards,

Otto Kinne
EEIU President


Report, 13 December 2000

The City Newspaper 'Glory of Sevastopol' ['Slava Sevastopolya'], 13.12.2000, No. 232 (20943), p. 3

Author: EEIU Fellow Mrs. Elizaveta Yurzditskaya

It Concerns Everybody
Ecological Education in the Interior of Parliament Hearings

The All-Ukrainian ecological league has conducted a scientific-practical conference in Kiev under the banner "Ecological education and upbringing: state and perspectives". The conference was organized as part of the framework of preparing for the Parliament Hearings "On the observance of requirements of ecological legislation in Ukraine: ways of realization and improvement of ecological politics" The aim of this Conference was the exchange and generalization of experience on ecological education and training, discussion and assurance of civil support of the concept of uninterrupted ecological education, as well as the definition of directions of its development.

Representatives of all regions of Ukraine made up the more than 150 participants of the Conference. Mrs. L. P. Marchukova, a teacher at the School-Lyceum No. 8 represented Sevastopol and Crimea at this Conference in the capacity of the co-ordinator of 'Ecological Watch'. Her presentation on the activities of new youth formations, founded under the aegis of Eco-Ethics International Union, generated special interest among the Conference participants. The necessity of the formation of ecological culture among the puclic is becoming more and more urgent. As it was underlined by participants, the activities of Sevastopolites are on the cutting edge of the modern approach for this plan.


Report, 12 June 2000 (Ludmilla Marchukova, Chair)

All-Ukrainian Ecological League Camp
From: "Ukraine and the World Today" by Igor Shpak

On June 10, a summer camp organized by the All-Ukrainian Ecological League "Ecological Watch" begins its work. The program comprises numerous activities: research work on the territory of the state reserve "Mys Aya (Cape Aya)", practicing and developing ecological games, conducting expeditions, organizing ecological tours.

Life in the camp will emphasize the principle of living in harmony with nature, focussing on a combination of health buildup, active leisure of children with nature protection elements, nature observation and creative work. The program is being realized together with other organizations, both public and governmental, such as Ukrainian Academy of Pedagogical Sciences, Problems Institute, Human Ecology Institute, the Institute of Southern Seas, the Eco-Ethics International Union, the Eco-Ethics Youth Action Group, All-Ukrainian Children's Union "Ecological Watch". The All-Ukrainian Ecological League (AUEL) camp is also being supported by the People's Democratic Party.

According to the decision made at the AUEL presidium's first session, free vouchers for the first camp term will be given to children-orphans from Crimea, Transcarpatia, Kiev, Lugansk, Poltava and Sumy regions. A separate term is allocated to the children of miners killed during the accident at Krasnodon.

The All-Ukrainian Ecological League camp awaits the little citizens of our country.


Report, May 2000

An International Conference Full of Eco-Ethical Spirit!

The International Conference of Junior Researchers "Pontus Euxinus 2000 was held in Sevastopol, Ukraine, from May 16 to 18, 2000. It was organized by the City Council of Sevastopol, the Society of Junior Researchers of the Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas National Academy of Science, Ukraine, and by members of the Eco-Ethics International Union (EEIU). Financial support of the charitable fund "Globus" and the All Ukrainan Council of Junior Researchers is gratefully acknowledged.

At the opening of the conference a welcoming address from EEIU President Prof. Otto Kinne and EEIU Vice President Acad. Prof. G. G. Polikarpov was read, and received enthusiastic applause.

Conference topics:

marine biology;
regional ecology and eco-ethics;
marine physics and chemistry;
new methods of investigation;
information systems and databases;
recreation and tourism in the Sea of Azov and Black Sea regions;
legal and moral aspects of ecological issues.
Junior researchers of 24 institutes from 13 cities of Ukraine, Russia and Moldova participated in the Conference. Among them were members of the EEIU. 42 oral and 15 poster presentations were discussed. The conference was full of eco-ethical spirit. EEIU Brochures were distributed among the Conference guests, and several of them expressed interest in joining the Union as members.

Abstracts of "Pontus Euxinus 2000" reports are to be published. A special issue of "Ecology of the Sea", comprising the best reports, is being prepared. Important issues concerning the ecological state of the environment were discussed for separate communities of hydrobionts and for ecosystems of the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea. Measures of environmental protection were considered and prognoses made on changes in the ecological situation of the Azov- and Black Sea basins. Also some legal prospects for solving ecological problems in border regions of Moldova and Ukraine were considered. During the eco-ethics conference, sections materials prepared by the group of junior psychologists from Sevastopol were presented. These materials have addressed principles and methods of ecological awareness in different social groups.

The International Junior Researchers Conference evaluated aspects of studying the Azov- and Black Sea basins, and also invited attendants to combine future scientific researches with finding solutions to problems raised by the EEIU. Conference participants have accepted a resolution toward making "Pontus Euxinus 2000" an international and ongoing affair addressing special problems which allow the unification of different branches of scientific investigation (conducted by junior researchers) related to eco-ethics concepts and theses.

The IBSS members of the EEIU invite all persons and groups representing different scientific disciplines to join forces. Our address is:

Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas, 2, Nakhimov ave., Sevastopol, Crimea, Ukraine, 99011

  • Chair of the EEIU Crimean Chapter: Dr. Igor G. Polikarpov
  • Head of the IBSS Society of Junior Researchers, EEIU member: Ms. Nelli A. Gavrilova
  • Head of the Sevastopol Society of Junior Researchers, EEIU member: Ms. Oksana Y. Vyalova
    Report, 18 June 1999

    Eco-Ethics Cleans Up in Sevastopol

    On June 26, the Eco-Troops of the Sevastopol Local Chapter headed up to Cape Aya for the weekend. From its high altitude on the southern coast of Crimea near Balaclava, Cape Aya overlooks the Black Sea. It is a beautiful area which also contains a nature reserve. Permission to enter the reserve area was granted to the Sevastopol Troops by the administration of the nature reserve.

    Upon arrival, the Troops reconnoitered the area, then gathered firewood and collected rubbish within their camp's perimeter. That evening around the campfire, the group discussed its goals and aims for the weekend. They intended to study the negative effect of Homo sapiens on the ecosystem and practice the ethical principles of virtue, altruism, mutual aid and self-limitation. The Troops divided themselves into three groups. The assignment of Group 1 was to count up the number of healthy, damaged and dead pines (Stankevich pine) on two hectares. The count was carried out 7 times and a mean total of 864 pines on 2 hectares was calculated. Of these 864 trees, 28.2% were healthy, 10.3% were damaged as a result of the activities of Homo sapiens (i.e. broken branches, bark removed, gouged trunks, branches removed, lean crowns), 34.2% were scorched or showed traces of fire damage (probably as a result of the carelessness of Homo sapiens), and 27.2% were dead. Samples were also taken from trees for ecocytogenetic investigation/analysis to be undertaken in Sevastopol.

    Group 2 was responsible for collecting any rubbish found in the area and for making a map of the investigated region. This group collected a total of 10 large bags of trash. All rubbish was brought into Balaclava (a satellite town in the greater Sevastopol City region) at the end of the weekend and disposed of in appropriate containers.

    The job of Group 3 was to locate any blocked or dried-up springs in the area and, if possible, locate the source or blockage and restore the function of the spring. It was discovered that in most cases landslides were the cause of blockage or dryness of springs. Group 3 successfully cleared the springs and their channels.

    Because the troops were able to see first-hand the damage and destruction Homo sapiens is capable of inflicting on an ecosystem, they were further convinced of the necessity of observing eco-ethical principles, and all three of the groups shared the principles of eco-ethics with other tourists in the area.

    After an exciting and educational weekend, the Sevastopol Eco-Troops returned to the city on the evening of June 28. On June 30, an article titled 'Let's spare the Stankevich pine tree!' was published in the city newspaper 'Slava Sevastopolya' (No. 147, p 3). The article described the ecological action taken by the Sevastopol Eco-Ethics Youth Group under the supervision of teacher Ludmilla P. Marchukova on the beautiful shores of Cape Aya. On August 04, Troop members also appeared on Sevastopol TV to report on their activities at Cape Aya and to share the eco-ethics concepts with viewers.


    Report, 30 October 1998

    First Congress on Eco-Ethics

    The First Congress on Eco-Ethics took place on September 26, 1998, at School-Lyceum No 8 in Sevastopol. Participants included teachers and students from 15 schools in the Sevastopol Region. Organized by the students of the EEIU Sevastopol Local Chapter, the purpose of the one-day Congress was to discuss principles and rules of eco-ethics and to plan and foster cooperation in the achievement of eco-ethical goals among students throughout Sevastopol.

    The First Congress on Eco-Ethics was opened with a greeting from EEIU President Otto Kinne, followed by an address from EEIU Vice President Gennady Polikarpov and a greeting from EEIU Fellow Prof. Yuri Kutlakhmedov. After the opening address, Sevastopol Youth Action Group leader Irina Soyuzova presented the plenary report, which outlined the principles and goals of eco-ethics. Then, a delegation from each school delivered a message regarding violations of ethical norms in the city and made suggestions about how to improve or correct these situations.

    Goals were set and plans were made for organized coordinated activities among the youth of the Sevastopol Region. To this end a Youth Parliament consisting of 10 girls and 7 boys was nominated from among the official representatives from each of the schools participating in the Congress. The goal of the Youth Parliament is to watch for eco-ethical violations and to influence conditions in the region by calling any misconduct or neglect of eco-ethical principles to the attention of administrators and officials and making suggestions for change.

    The Youth Parliament will meet monthly, on the last Saturday of each month. As its first official act, the Parliament summed up the work of the First Congress on Eco-Ethics with an appeal to the City Administration and the Community at large for help in altering the present destructive course of Homo sapiens.

    Seventeen Youth Parliament Members were elected at the First Congress on Eco-Ethics on September 26, 1998.

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