The initiative, held on Kooperator Street, adjacent to block No. 91, saw the enthusiastic participation of young minds eager to contribute to a greener, more sustainable city
The initiative, held on Kooperator Street, adjacent to block No. 91, saw the enthusiastic participation of young minds eager to contribute to a greener, more sustainable city (Image Courtesy-Burgas Municipality-Facebook)

Burgas, Bulgaria: In a heartening display of environmental stewardship, more than 50 children from schools and kindergartens in Burgas have joined hands with the Municipality of Burgas to breathe life into a new forest within the “Meden Rudnik” complex.

The initiative, held on Kooperator Street, adjacent to block No. 91, saw the enthusiastic participation of young minds eager to contribute to a greener, more sustainable city.

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Yesterday marked a significant step forward as 45 trees were carefully planted, each destined to become integral to Burgas’ burgeoning green system.

The event witnessed the presence of key figures supporting the cause, including Deputy Mayor Vesna Baltina, Galina Simeonova – Head of the Managing Authority of OP “Environment” and PES 2021-2027, and Agnes Monfre – Head of the Department “Bulgaria, Croatia, and Slovenia” in the General Directorate “Regional and Settlement Policy” of the European Commission.

“In the long term, the initiative will have a direct impact on improving the living environment, contributing to an increase in recreational spaces, enhancing atmospheric air quality, and mitigating the negative consequences of climate change,” remarked Deputy Mayor Vesna Baltina, emphasizing the multifaceted benefits of such endeavours.

This afforestation effort in “Meden Rudnik” is set to continue later this week, with an open invitation extended to all residents who wish to actively participate.

On November 25, interested individuals can order a tree on the spot, contributing their funds to this commendable cause.

The preferred tree species for urban planting include chestnut, summer oak, hairy oak, sycamore, cypress, red oak, and linden, all exceeding 180 cm in size.

To add a personal touch, each planted tree will bear an informative plaque, connecting the community and their green contributions.

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The overarching initiative falls under the “RegionsForClimate” (R4C) project, identified as Project No. 101093873.

Financed through the Horizon Europe 2021-2027 program, this initiative aims to bolster social, economic, and ecological resilience in the face of extreme climate events.

Collaboration lies at the heart of the RegionsForClimate project, with partners pledging to address current and impending challenges posed by climate change.

Their united goal is to construct a more sustainable European community, employing innovative, socially engaged, and civil society-driven approaches.

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The tree-planting event in Burgas symbolizes a community united in the pursuit of environmental betterment and signifies a broader commitment to sustainability on a European scale.

As these saplings take root, they stand as a testament to the power of collective action and the potential for positive change in the face of climate challenges.

The green oasis sprouting in Burgas inspires communities across the continent, demonstrating that small, concerted efforts can lead to significant strides in building a resilient and sustainable future.

 

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