Educating children to become eco-responsible citizens
Monacology, created in 2004 and currently presided by Kate Powers, celebrated its 14thedition from June 11-15, 2018, on Quai Antoine 1er, transformed in EcoVillage. As every year Prince Albert, a loyal enthusiastic supporter, was present at the inauguration accompanied by Marie-Pierre Gramaglia, Minister of Public Works, Environment and Urban Development of Monaco.
The annual event that counts with the support of the National Education, Youth and Sports Department (DENJS), makes it possible for around 1,500 students in the Principality and neighboring communities, to discover the basic fundaments of ecology. The grand principles of sustainable development and the eco-friendly actions are transmitted through 35 workshops in several eco-chalets, proposing ludic-educational activities children and why not adults, to learn the selective separation and sorting of waste for recycling, photovoltaic panels and energetic transition and more, with the objective of imagining solutions for a green future.
The Government was represented by several stands, notably the Mission for Energetic Transition, the Environmental Department, and the section of Responsible Tourism from the Tourism Office. Both the Monegasque Electricity and Gas company (SMEG) and the Waste Management service of Monaco (SMA) were represented as they are actively involved in the Principality’s National Energy Transition Pact that has the main objective to raise Resident’s awareness and help them reduce their carbon footprint.
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“Sustainable development is the pathway to the future we want for all. It offers a framework to generate economic growth, achieve social justice, exercise environmental stewardship and strengthen governance.” Ban Ki moon