of Interregional Non-governmental Youth Environmental Organisation Friends of the Baltic
Press release 9.11.2004
The Center for Environmental Information and Energy Saving
was launched in Lomonosov
IrNgYEO "Friends of the Baltic" CEI CEI&ES
The Center for Environmental Information and Energy Saving was launched on 9 November in Lomonosov, on the South shore of the Gulf of Finland, 43 km from St.Petersburg.
This Center was established by Friends of the Baltic NGO and the Center for Youth Environmental Tourism "South Shore".
The Center is located in the office of the Center for Youth Environmental Tourism and works with support and assistance of St.Petersburg Public Center for Environmental Information, NGOs Friends of the Baltic, Center for Environmental Initiatives and TEIA.
Establishing this center was supported by Canadian Civil Society Fund. Informational resources of the Center are supported by Coalition Clean Baltic, international program SPARE coordinated by Friends of the Baltic NGO with the support Norwegian Society for Conservation of Nature, Swedish NGO Secretariat for Acid Rain, materials of the NGOs and State nature protection bodies of Saint-Petersburg, Leningrad Oblast and North-West Russia.
The industrial development of the Gulf of Finland shores brings significant damage to the environment. At the same time, there is no special environmental service in Lomonosov to deal with this problem. In such situation citizens need to know about their environmental rights, about actual environmental situation in the area where they live, work and rest, and about opportunities to participate in the decision-making process and to improve the situation.
The Lomonosov Center for Environmental Information and Energy Saving has information on environmental state of the Gulf shores and small rivers on the South shore of the Gulf according to the results of long-term youth monitoring and other sources. The Center provides visitors with this information, and guides them to information from other organizations responsible for informing the public about the quality of the water, air, soil, and bacteriological and radiation pollution.
What can people do by themselves? They can produce less garbage and waste water, make environmentally friendly choices at shops, choose environment friendly transport. People should care about the environment while gardening, build energy efficiency houses and so on. At the Lomonosov Center for Environmental Information, citizens will find information and get consultation on all these themes and support for their local initiatives.
Energy saving at home? This is the question of quality of life, health, family budget and protection of the environment. Lomonosov Center has the variety of printed materials, video films, demonstration set on energy saving and renewable energy. Center is also gives consultations on saving energy at home and saving the family budget.
The Lomonosov Center for Environmental Information promotes environmental education for children and adults, gathers and spreads information, supports sustainable initiatives of local residents and groups. The Center will organize round tables for different social groups, teachers, young activists; arrange environmental events and actions for public. The organizers of the Center work as volunteers and hope for support of those who are interested in their concerns for the environment.
For more information please, contact
Friends of the Baltic NGO.
Tel. (fax): +7 812 4280658, +7 812 9117986,
for Environmental Information and Energy Saving.
Tel.: +7 812 4229932, fax: +7 812 4229875
Center for Environmental Information.
Tel./fax +7 812 3156622