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“Green Wave” movement united some 1,500 people in Penza region

11:47 | 20.06.2015 | Society

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Penza, 20 June 2015. PenzaNews. The list of members of the Penza region eco-movement “Green Wave” has approached 1,500 people.

“We have successfully founded 22 functional primary cells. Most of them are schools and universities of the central city of the region who actively work on recovering the nature-guarding traditions, bringing back the ‘green patrols’ and young naturalist clubs,” the chairman of the Penza region RGS branch Igor Pantyushov told PenzaNews agency.

According to him, the “green patrol” organizers held over a dozen of such campaigns and reported the detected violations to the higher-ups.

“We have been creating new RGS junior naturalist cells more actively: the juniors are working under the guidance of experience activists. They monitor the flora and the fauna, investigate the status of the region’s water sources and resources, and use the data they get both for work and in studies,” the interviewee said.

The movement created less than a year ago already shows its strength and continues to gradually develop, Igor Pantyushov noted.

“The project basically went over the level of a regular local youth civil movement. We can openly call ‘Green Wave’ a resource center of public-driven ecology programs now. This is a one-of-a-kind grassroots centralized structure in the region that unites volunteers of management, staff and information to implement clearly defined projects to protect the environment,” he stressed.

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