Kursk Branch of NIKIMT-Atomstroy JSC (part of the ROSATOM Engineering Division, which is general designer and general contractor of Kursk NPP-2) has organized a subbotnik (a day of volunteer unpaid work) at the shoreline of Kursk water reservoir within the framework of All-Russia Environmental Project “Green Spring 2022.” Over a hundred people from NIKIMT-Atomstroy JSC, RosSEM Trust LLC, Vtorsyrye LLC, ECO-generation teams, and residents of Kurchatov participated in the event.
The subbotnik began with an environmental awareness lesson on household waste management for beginners and morning exercises. The participants collected 834 kg of glass, 79 kg of plastic and 12 kg of tin. All the proceeds raised from the collected waste handed over for recycling will go on charity projects.
NIKIMT-Atomstroy JSC has been organizing similar events for three years in a row. The area for cleaning was not chosen randomly – the shoreline of Kursk water reservoir is part of the observation area of Central Black Earth State Natural Biosphere Reserve named after professor V.V. Alekhin. This area is populated by over 100 species of birds, 1,000 types of plants, 13 of which are endangered, including 8 types of orchids.
“Green Spring” subbotnik is the largest environmental and social event in Russia. The project has been implemented by Non-governmental Environmental Fund named after V.I. Vernadsky since 2014. Every year, the subbotnik unites over one million people. This year it is held from April 23 to May 23.