Public Ecological Control
In order to facilitate theindependent and meaningful activity of civil activists, ARSoNP is running theáAll-Russian project called Public Ecological Control. Within the project,ágroups are being formed of people committed to realizing their potential in environmentaláprotection. Young people, including students, middle aged people and seniorsáare being trained to become civil activists in order to be able to specifyátasks and coordinate groups by sharing responsibility among the appointedáexecutives. Moreover, within the framework of the project, the Society issuesáteaching materials to train the new groups of eco-activists systematically.
When the groups are being trained ina specific territory, the eco-activists identify the ecologically problematic areasáthat are to be marked on the general ecological map. This helps to organize theásystematic work of volunteers and of special services, as well as that of the representatives of the business community in eliminating the problems revealed,ásuch as unauthorized dumps, discharges from sewers into freshwater reservoirsáetc. Over 80 events have taken place in the Societyĺs offices in Adygea,áSverdlovsk, Khabarovsk for the period of 2014 and early 2015.