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December 21, 2021 11:45 am

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More than 170 thousand people took part in the voting.

Voting in the “Active Citizen” project has ended “Launching the Christmas tree cycle in Moscow”… More than 170 thousand people took part in it.

Most of those wishing to take the Christmas tree to the collection point turned out to be in the Eastern Administrative District – 16.03 percent of those who voted, the residents of the Northern Eastern Administrative District are in second place (12.86 percent), and closed the top three leaders of the Southern Administrative District (11.51 percent).

In all constituencies, more than 90 percent of the voting participants chose the proposed options for the addresses of the reception centers, the rest suggested their ideas.

174,015 people answered the question about which symbol of the holiday is closer to them. More than half of the respondents (60.61 percent) indicated that they are going to dress up an artificial tree for the New Year. Another 17.89 percent do not plan to put up a Christmas tree at all. 11.21 percent of the voters want to bring home a felled living tree. 4.95 percent of Muscovites will decorate the premises with pine needles, and 3.04 percent will buy a Christmas tree in a pot. The original symbol of the holiday from paper, cardboard and other recycled materials will make 1.64 percent of the voters.

The ecological action “Christmas tree cycle” will take place from January 2 to February 20, 2022. According to the rules, trees must be brought to the reception points without tinsel and other decorations. Christmas trees, pines and firs will be accepted, and they will be sent for processing to make wood chips, which will be used, for example, to create ecological paths.

The campaign has been running since 2016. Last season, Muscovites brought more than 44.5 thousand trees to the reception centers. Over 22 percent of this number handed them over to those points that were chosen by the users of the “Active Citizen” in a similar vote.

The “Christmas tree cycle” campaign will take place in Moscow from January 2 to February 20, 2022

The Active Citizen project appeared in 2014. In seven years, more than 5.7 million people have joined it. Participants decide which streets, courtyards and parks need to be put in order, how city clinics, libraries, multifunctional centers should work, and also choose events for festivals and celebrations. Since the start of the project, Muscovites have taken part in more than five thousand votes. Decisions supported by a majority vote are implemented in the city. Since the end of last year, project participants also have the opportunity to send their accumulated points to charity.

The “Active Citizen” project is being developed by the capital Department of Information Technology and GKU “New management technologies”.

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