On October 2-8 the Sustainable Energy Week was held in the town of Hnivan, and it is already for the fourth time that it is held within the framework of the demonstration project “Energy Efficient Hnivan – Energy Policy for the Sustainable Development of the Town of Hnivan”.
The project is funded by the European Union within the framework of the EU4Energy initiative and the Program “Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects” (CoM-DeP). The project is being implemented by Hnivan Town Council in partnership with the NGO “Euroregion “Dniester”.
The Sustainable Energy Week was traditionally opened together with the celebration of Town Day. The solemn events started with the bike ride “BikeEnergy”, in which about 160 participants of different age categories took part. The column of the bike ride participants, headed by the town mayor Volodymyr Kuleshov, made a bike trip along the town streets with a total mileage of some 10 km. All the bike ride participants took part in the evening valuable prize drawing, the main of which was a modern sports bicycle. The youngest bike ride participant was a 4-year-old Matviy who bravely covered a part of the bike ride itinerary, being accompanied by his parents, and the oldest participant was pensioner Vira.
The celebrations continued with a solemn opening ceremony and welcoming speeches delivered by the town mayor and invited guests from Ukraine and Moldova. During the solemn concert, the community was welcomed with songs and dances by creative groups and artists of the Hnivan community as well as specially invited guests – cover band “Pulsar”.
Different rooms, field kitchen, outdoor playsets, information, and entertainment venues worked side by side with the stage, quests for young people were held.
Since October 4 within the Sustainable Energy Week, the community hosted a number of awareness-raising activities aimed to popularize rational use of energy resources, alternative energies, and careful treatment of natural resources.
In all general education and pre-school educational institutions of the community formative classes, eco-classes, drawing competitions, creative elaborations and other activities dedicated to different related topics were held. Each library institution of the community organized thematic exhibitions of information materials.
Besides that, an eco-contest was held with all the community residents for the best post or a series of posts in social media. All those willing were asked to publish an interesting/funny/positive/extraordinary post or a series of posts in social media Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and/or TikTok, dedicated to the following topics: energy efficiency and energy savings in my daily life and not only; climate change consequences is already today’s reality; I take care of environmental protection; renewable energy sources are a safe future of my community. Selected winners of the contest will receive diplomas and valuable prizes.