Environmental Awareness Raising in the Public Schools of Kheoba, Tkotsa and Satsikhuri Villages, Shida Kartli Region
On 23rd May and 9th November 2022, on the request of the public schools of Kheoba, Tkhotsa and Satsikhuri Villages of Shida Kartli Region, Georgian Society of Nature Explorers “Orchis” organized a presentation “Biodiversity – Importance, Threats, Restoration and Awareness Raising Actions” for their students as in-kind contribution to the ongoing Keep Georgia Tidy Project funded by the Government of Sweden. The participants of these events included the directors, teachers and students of the mentioned schools and the experts of GSNE “Orchis”.
Awareness raising events and campaigns as well as vegetation, forest and habitat restoration activities implemented by the experts of GSNE “Orchis” are an efficient instrument for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs cover wide range of issues and address crosscutting elements of the sustainable development: economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection. In this context, public awareness raising, the actions towards the protection, conservation, prevention of degradation and restoration of biodiversity as well as proper waste management represent those essential components for accomplishing the SDGs that could be mainly attained through maintaining diverse and most important ecosystem services provided by the biodiversity.
Generally, raising awareness among wider public, biorestoration and tree planting measures represent one of the most efficient instruments for mitigation of climate change.
The goal of the Keep Georgia Tidy Project is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and pollution of environment by 2023 through environmental sustainable education and promotion circular economy in Georgia.