More than 200 participants aged 5 to 75 tested several types of “green” transport during the Energy Day “Eco Go!” in the city of Homiel.
“A small start for you, a big one for humanity!” – under this motto, on June 26, within the framework of the EU4Climate project, an Energy Day event was held. The event aimed to promote and popularize green energy as one of the routes to reduce CO2 emissions.
Homiel residents and guests of the city received five hours of new knowledge and pure pleasure from riding on environmentally friendly transport – electric bike, gyro scooter, ninebots, and electric scooter. Energy Day “Eco Go!” attracted the attention of amateurs and those who, for the first time, independently managed electric vehicles. “Unforgettable emotions!” – these were the words that were expressed by the guests of the event, the entrance to which was free of charge.
Adults, children and teenagers formed teams to take part in a green energy quiz and learn how to reduce their carbon footprint and make a personal contribution to the fight against climate change. Throughout the day, participants could demonstrate their knowledge of climate change issues. Some of the questions turned out to be not so simple but this only aroused interest. Check yourself! For example, do you know what technical device the electric car consists of, the maximum distance it can travel on a single charge, and which country can be called the most “cycling” in the world?
The most active guests of the Energy Day received eco-gifts and took bright photos against the background of a colourful photo zone!
“I would like to note the guest expressing the sincere delight during the eco-friendly atmosphere of the event, – said Iryna Sakalouskaya, EU4Climate National Coordinator in Belarus. At Energy Day, all the guests were able to find something exciting and useful for themselves. Professional instructors took care of each participant, choosing the right type of eco transport while telling in detail about the rules for safe driving. The development of “green” transport contributes to the improvement of the ecological situation and helps to reduce CO2 emissions; this was the idea we tried to convey to all guests”.
“Thank you! Everything was great! ” – these words of a young city dweller summed up the Energy Day event “Eco Go!”
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Briefly about the EU4Climate project:
The EU4Climate initiative is funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme. It supports countries in implementing the Paris Climate Agreement and improving climate policies and legislation. Its ambition is to limit the effects of climate and make citizens more resilient to them. It will assist the EaP countries to integrate the low-emissions and climate resilience objectives into development policies and plans, to improve and consolidate climate policies and legislative alignment.
Maryia Andryianava, UNDP Belarus, +375 (29) 1111214, firstname.lastname@example.org.