Citizens and guests of Zhytomyr spent a useful, bright and environmentally friendly weekend at the “Zhytomyr EcoFest”, which NGO “Modern Format” held for the first time in Zhytomyr. The main goal of the event was to draw the attention of Zhytomyr residents to environmental issues, namely the proper management of solid waste.

As part of the ecological festival “Zhytomyr EcoFest”, there was a morning plowing, which was led by the athlete and coach of amateur athletes Anna Abdulova. During the race, which was attended by 25 residents of Zhytomyr, 100 kilograms of garbage were collected. The total race distance was around 2 km.

In the afternoon, an eco-quest began for high school students from various schools in Zhytomyr, 11 teams of 4 participants each.  7 interactive locations were waiting for the participants of the quest, which were coordinated by 16 volunteers from Zhytomyr Polytechnic State University.

During the tasks of the ecological quest, teenagers learned the basic principles of proper use of solid waste and their disposal, learned how to reduce the harmful effects of plastic on the environment, learned how to clean the soil and water.

At the end of the quest, each team was honored and rewarded for their efforts with valuable gifts. Gifts were given by partners of the Modern Format: “Kromberh End Shubert”, author’s cafe “SU&BU”, LLC “ZHITOMIR CARDBOARD FACTORY”, confectionery store “Luchiano” and Grant of the mayor. 

In the eco-town “Zhytomyr EcoFest” the guests of the festival had the opportunity to attend ecological masterclasses and a fair-exhibition. The festive atmosphere at the event was supported by TCM Audio. Throughout the day, Zhytomyr EcoFest was visited by more than a thousand guests.

The whole team of NGO “Modern Format” is grateful to friends, partners and guests of “Zhytomyr EcoFest”, quest and plogging participants for their active environmental policy!