SPARE film tour in Central District of Russia

SPARE activists in the Central District of Russia, members of the RSEU, collected a collection of the best films created by our students-participants of SPARE competitions in 2010 - 2017. The announcement of the auto-film tour was sent to small settlements in Bryansk, Moscow, Kaluga, Yaroslavl, Oryol regions by e-mail in the end of August. Ecological settlements, local schools and kindergartens, clubs, libraries and simply farm families invited us to talk about the SPARE program with the help of short video films. In September 2017, we held a three-week film tour in those settlements that haven’t become members of the SPARE program yet.

At the beginning of each meeting, we showed films from the series "Home", "Earth seen from the sky" by director Jan Bertrand. Yaroslav Filimonov, an environmental activist from Moscow, a member of our active group, has a permission to show  and to interpret these films. During the tea break and discussion, we talked about  global and regional environmental problems.

In the second part of the meeting, with great interest schoolchildren and adults watched more than 20 video films created by the students of the Central District of Russia for the SPARE project . The participants of the meetings enjoyed  the feature films, discussed some  recommendations on saving water, heat and energy, worried about the raised regional problems. After that everybody decided for himself  how to help to protect natural resources at home and at school.

In conclusion of the meeting there was a  presentation of the SPARE program, with the exhibition of books, drawings, posters on energy saving, energy efficiency and climate change.

In total we held more than 30 meetings. We hope that new schools and families from different places in the region will become successful members of the SPARE Network this year.

Author: Lyudmila Zhirina

Translator: Marina Shelkunova