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News / YEAs get active to celebrate World Environment Day
The beginning of the month was engaging for the Young European Ambassadors (YEAs) who celebrated World Environment Day, 5 June, across the region. They joined civil society activities in various clean-up events, educational workshops, forums, seminars, performed recycling and seedling-planting.
In Serbia, a new programme ’Eco Ambassadors’ and the new project ‘Odvajamo’ (translated as ‘Separating’ in English) were launched as part of the EU Green Week. The ceremony was opened by Government of Serbia representatives, the EU Delegation to Serbia, and Sremska Mitrovica Municipality Officials at Regional Waste Management Centre. The programme assists Serbia in the separation process of recyclable materials in municipal solid waste.
More awareness activities took place in the city centre of Sremska Mitrovica where ‘Eco Ambassadors’ led games and competitions for children, and provided information for citizens about the project and the separation recycling process.
World Environment Day was established 50 years ago by the United Nations and is celebrated annually to raise awareness about environmental issues such as global warming, overpopulation, sustainable development, marine pollution, support action and drive changes for the environment.
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