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Source: Russia – Council of the Federation

The next Environmental Dictation will be held on November 14-18 for the first time in the status of an international project and will be timed to coincide with the World Day of Waste Recycling.

For several years now, the Federation Council Committee on Agrarian and Food Policy and Environmental Management has supported the initiative to carry out the Environmental Dictation for all segments of the population. This was told by the chairman of the Committee, Alexey Mayorov, Mayorov, Alexey Petrovich, a representative from the legislative (representative) body of state power of the Republic of Kalmykia – co-chairman of the Federal Organizing Committee of the Ecodictant.

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“The event is aimed at increasing the level of environmental literacy to prevent offenses in this area as the main component of environmental safety,” the senator emphasized. “This is one of the effective forms of environmental education for both children and adults.” The head of the Federation Council Committee recalled that the heads and representatives of federal and regional authorities, large companies, foreign guests who took part in the IX Nevsky International Ecological Congress checked their ecological knowledge on the EKODIKTANT.RUS portal on the eve of and during the event. The congress was held on May 27-28, 2021 in St. Petersburg under the motto “Ecology of the planet – sustainable development”. “The issues of environmental education are an important direction of our country’s policy in this area. But the main thing is to start with yourself. Therefore, as a pilot project, we invited the participants of the Nevsky International Ecological Congress to check or refresh their knowledge of environmental protection, knowledge of native nature, ”said Alexey Mayorov. The Senator also noted the international aspect of the universality of environmental knowledge. “These are global, cross-border issues, and it is impossible to solve them without international cooperation. Nature has no boundaries, so it is important for us that environmental education issues are on the international agenda, a single international standard for environmental education is formed. ”Lilia Gumerova, Chairperson of the Federation Council Committee on Science, Education and Culture, joined the development of environmental education without borders right on the sidelines of the Nevsky Eco-Congress Gumerova Lilia Salavatovna – Inna Svyatenko, representative from the executive body of state power of the Republic of Bashkortostan and chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Social Policy. Inna Svyatenko, representative from the legislative (representative) body of state power of the city of Moscow Senators agreed to become members of the Federal Organizing Committee of the Ecodictant. Its co-chairman, chairman of the board of ANO “Ravnopravie”, ecologist Natalya Sokolova recalled that the goals of the Ecodictant coincide with the motto of the Nevsky International Ecological Congress this year. “The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the UN in 2015, contains 17 goals, including 7 environmental ones, aimed at improving the quality of life on Earth. These are strongholds for our future, so we devoted part of the tasks of Eco-dictate-2020 to this topic, “Natalya Sokolova explained. The results of the environmental knowledge test at the Congress showed that out of 1159 past Eco-dictations, only three became” excellent students “, gaining the maximum number of points from 25 possible. Another 259 participants of the Congress became the winners of the second degree, gaining 20-22 points. 244 passed Eco-dictations became third-degree winners, having received 16-19 points. As Alexey Mayorov emphasized, the holding of the Eco-dictate at the IPA CIS site became an excellent start for a large-scale test of environmental knowledge, which will take place on November 14-18. This year, Ecodictant-2021 will be held for the first time in the status of an international project and will be timed to coincide with the World Day of Waste Recycling. Its organizers are traditionally the Federation Council Committee on Agrarian and Food Policy and Environmental Management, the autonomous non-profit organization Ravnopravie, the Federal Center for Continuing Education and Organizations recreation and health improvement of children of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation and others.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation from Russian Language to English.

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