Representatives from the Ecological Commission of MGCE, IERS, and IRCEF actively participated in the Youth Missionary Eco-Pilgrimage

On April 6-7, 2024, the Youth Missionary Eco-Pilgrimage “Christ is Risen – All Creation Will Rise” was held in the Mukachevo Monastery of St. Nicholas, which was joined by Mykhailo Bilanych, catechist, biologist, member of the Ecological Commission of the MGCE and biodiversity conservation expert of the Institute of Ecological and Religious Studies (IERS ) …

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A new Easter exhibition at the residence of the bishops of the MGCE!

In celebration of Easter, the Ecological Commission of the Mukachevo Greek Catholic Eparchy, in collaboration with Oksana Kremin, an expert of the Institute of Ecological and Religious Studies, has organized a stunning display of Easter eggs and arrangements at the MCCE bishops’ residence. The Pysanka, a cherished ancient symbol of Ukraine, embodies the rich tapestry of traditions and …

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Fifth-graders learn about biodiversity in hands-on activities

Hanna Popovych, a biology and eco-trainer at V. Grendzhi-Donsky Lyceum in Uzhhorod, led a nature tour for 5th-grade students to reinforce the knowledge they had acquired in the classroom. During the outing, the students engaged in exploring their surroundings, observing various animal behaviors, and reviewing the diverse species of flora and fauna in the region. …

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World Water Day 2024

March 22 is recognized globally as World Water Day (#World_Water_Day), reminding us of the critical significance of water as an invaluable resource essential for sustaining life on our planet. Water not only serves as a fundamental source of life but also plays a pivotal role in supporting ecosystems, conserving human health, and driving economic activities. …

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Day of Forests: Let’s learn! Explore! Preserve!

Oksana Kremin, an expert of the Interreligious and Civil Environmental Forum of Eastern Europe, conducted an environmental education session for students at the Uzhhorod Greek Catholic private lyceum “TheoBand” in honor of the International Day of Forests, observed on March 21. The primary objective of the session was to raise awareness among youngsters about the …

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International Day of Forests 2024

On March 21, the International Day of Forests (#World_Forestry_Day) is celebrated worldwide to raise awareness about the importance of forest conservation and highlight the critical role that forests play in sustaining our planet’s ecosystem. Forests are vital for maintaining ecological balance by contributing to climate regulation, oxygen production, air purification, and water resource preservation. They …

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Training “The problem of water resources in Transcarpathia”

The training on “The Problem of Water Resources in Transcarpathia” held at the Transcarpathian Regional Local Lore Museum on International Water Day was a significant event aimed at raising awareness about environmental issues among students. The training, carried out by museum researchers and IRCEF experts Mykhailo Bilanych and Ruslana Dzhahman, gave invaluable insights into the …

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World Earth Day 2024

March 20 is recognized as World Earth Day (#Earth_Day), a significant eco-event introduced at the initiative of the United Nations. Each year on March 20–21, coinciding with the vernal equinox, the Peace Bell rings at the UN headquarters in New York. World Earth Day serves as a poignant reminder of the critical importance of environmental protection for …

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Why should you not burn dry grass, and what are the alternatives?

Burning dry grass, fallen leaves, and plant residues in gardens during spring is a common practice believed to enhance soil quality for future harvests. However, this belief is a myth, and the reality is quite different. Here are the consequences of burning dry grass and alternatives to consider: 1. Burning dry grass destroys vegetation cover, …

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