The tourism enterprise Green Team together with Splav.by company organized impressive in every way activity – garbage collection kayaking tour on the West Berezina River. The tradition of hosting eco-kayaking started in 2013, and continues to develop prosperously. Four years have already passed since the first cleaning operations on the Isloch river. There are quite a few references to the event in the press. The activity has resulted incredibly: more than 8 tons of floating garbage have been picked in the upper reaches of the Isloch river. The impressive result inspires volunteers to proceed the tradition of river environment awareness and cleaning up activities. This year the baton has been passed to the Berezina river.
Vasil Gryn, CEO at Green Team and one of the event’s organizers noted: “The initiative was encouraged by SolbegSoft, without their support, financial and active, we would not have had such a successful event. This way, 20 kayaks moved across the water, 40 people cleaned up to 6 km of the river from the floating garbage, 300 kilograms of plastic and glass were taken out and transported. Nature has become purer! It certainly doesn’t solve a large environmental issue, but gives a great example to be followed. Thanks to everyone who was around that day and helped to keep our river garbage free!”
The importance of good and clean environment can’t be overestimated. Maintaining a healthy eco system is the main priority of this amazing collaboration of ours. Feeling the unity with natural environment causes a great feeling calling to put maximum effort in cleaning contaminated river from all the careless dumping of solid wastes.
Our team was more than just proactive, working closely together for a single result. However, it’s not the first time we’re doing so! Boldly grabbing the paddles, we challenged each other with exciting kayaking race-competitions, setting the primary goal – collecting as much garbage as we could find and carry. It’s worth mentioning that we received a huge dose of pleasure and fun, working “paddle by paddle” with each other! The rookies were perfectly combined with the professionals and formed excellent close-knit teams, helping to preserve the original appearance of the beautiful Belarusian river.
We’re all responsible for the beauty and proper condition of our nature, so we just can’t afford to ignore all that undeserved mistreatment to it. SolbegSoft team encourages to focus on maintaining a clean, green and healthy environment and foster caring attitude to the nature around us.