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    Growing up in love with our native land

    21/08/2022

    Biodiversity results from 3.8 billion years of evolution and is necessary for our survival. Food, building, insulating and decorative materials, natural textile fibers, ingredients of many medicines, pollination, air, water, and soil purification, and flood control. Biodiversity is a set…

    Planet Earth is our shared home!

    19/08/2022

    Earth is our shared home. It’s our duty to love and protect it. “Wake up in the morning, wash, put yourself in order – put your planet in order too,” wrote Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in “The Little Prince.” Thus, Oksana…

    Let’s help the birds together

    19/08/2022

    A fascinating thematic event on the responsible attitude to birds took place in Bozdoskyi Park in on August 16. A responsible attitude towards birds, as God’s Creations and an inseparable part of living nature, is significant. Birds are our faithful…

    Be a friend of nature!

    12/08/2022

    Nature is our friend, which we have to treat with respect. As you know, friendship is a great value. So why do we have fun with our friends, but neglect nature? It shouldn’t be like that. Nature gives us life…

    Study the nature of the Carpathians

    11/08/2022

    During the last decades, the Carpathians have been experiencing increasing losses as a result of human activity. The Carpathian forests are under threat of extinction not only due to deforestation and undue grazing of cattle on fields but also due…

    Fair of eco-products

    08/08/2022

    On August 7th, a fair was held in support of the Ukrainian Armed Forces at the base of the Greek Catholic parish of the Lord Ascension of the village of Mala and Velyka Roztoka in the Khust district. There were…

    Caring for the living space of birds

    07/08/2022

    Nest boxes make life easier for birds that build nests in increasingly rare hollows, and they can bring biodiversity to our garden, but they also allow us to observe bird life. Moreover, it’s known that birds in the garden are…

    Meet the lords of the sky!

    06/08/2022

    Air is the element of freedom and lightness. Life on Earth originated in water, and many species of animals have mastered land. However, only a few groups were able to take off. Only insects, birds, and bats feel confident in…

    Eco-quest “Sort responsibly”

    04/08/2022

    We often talk about environmental protection, about the negative phenomena that surround us in everyday life – pollution of the environment by industrial waste, emissions of not only industrial but also domestic waste in the rivers and lakes, and simply…

    A path to the Silver Land through the flora

    04/08/2022

    Transcarpathia is well-known for its wonderful nature, rich flora, and proud locals. Another name in our region is “Silver Land” which is associated with the legend of the church bell. According to legend, that bell is not simple but is…

    An exhibition is a tool for climate protection

    01/08/2022

    Another online meeting was held on August 1, 2022, between the employees of the Institute of Ecological and Religious Studies (IERS) and Dr. Jana Funk (Germany). Dr. Funk is an Education Officer and Head of studies for political education at…

    About the forest – in the forest

    30/07/2022

    Responsibility for God’s land means that people are endowed with a mindset that must respect the laws of nature and take into account the delicate balance that exists between creatures on Earth, ” For he commanded and they were created.…

    Upgrading and enhancing IRCEF web resources

    21/07/2022

    On July 21, 2022, another online meeting of representatives of the Institute of Ecological and Religious Studies (IERS) and the Interreligious and Civil Nature Conservation Form of Eastern Europe (IRCEF) took place regarding the study of the problem of ways…

    Optimization of the IRCEF website and social networks

    15/07/2022

    On July 14, an online meeting of representatives of the Institute of Ecological and Religious Studies (IERS) and the Interreligious and Environmental Civil Forum of Eastern Europe (IRCEF) was held regarding the assessment of coverage of information about the progress…

    Environmental education for Roma schoolchildren

    12/07/2022

    Svitlana Chyryban’s Roma schoolchildren have already visited the Berehovo Community Center “Everybody Can Help” three times. Each time, there are many interesting sports, ecological and educational classes along with Leonid Pokrytyuk and the center’s activists. On June 30, the children…

    Christian eco-camp for Ukrainian children in Selina (Croatia)

    08/07/2022

    In every creature lives his life-giving Spirit that calls us to a relationship with Him. (Hymn to the Creator: FF 263). The discovery of this presence stimulates in us the development of “ecological virtues.”                                                                                                 Encyclical of Pope Francis ”…

    “World Day without PE” event

    06/07/2022

    July 3rd is celebrated as World Day without Polyethylene. Various research and educational events and flash mobs are held in many countries in order to draw attention to the problems of pollution of our planet with plastic and polyethylene waste.…

    Announcement!

    27/06/2022

    On June 30th – July 2nd, 2022, a working meeting of the team and all interested parties will take place in the residence of the Mukachevo bishops (Uzhgorod, Bachynskoho Square 1a) as part of the project “Churches, religious and public…

    The flora and fauna of the suburban forest

    25/06/2022

    When a child gets pleasure from observing the living world and when he is interested, positive emotions are connected with nature, then he won’t be indifferent to the environment, he will love and protect nature. This love must be instilled…

    A journey to Flora’s kingdom

    25/06/2022

    Plants are an invaluable gift of nature. Their importance is difficult to overestimate. Since ancient times, the history of mankind has been connected with them: plants feed, warm, and heal. Our duty is to study, protect and increase the natural…

    Study and protect the biodiversity of nature

    23/06/2022

    Biodiversity is the variety of species inhabiting the Earth (animals, plants, fungi, algae, bacteria, viruses, etc.). in other words, biodiversity can be seen all around us and we are a part of it. Biodiversity is difficult to quantify because there…

    The biodiversity of the Black Lakes

    22/06/2022

    On June 20, on the first day of the annual educational and field practice, the young people of the eco-center and the children of IDP made an excursion to the Black Lakes in order to study the biodiversity of this…

    THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE WORLD OF INSECTS

    18/06/2022

    Each creation has its own purpose. None is superfluous.Pope Francis, encyclical Laudato Si p. 64 Summer is a time of rest, entertainment, recovery and in particular children’s camps in church parishes. However, in the meantime, nature does not rest. All…

    WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

    06/06/2022

    Every year on June 5th, the world community celebrates World Environment Day. The main purpose of the holiday is to stimulate the active work of the world community aimed at maintaining balance in nature and the environment.       On June…

    HAPPY HOLIDAY OF CHILDHOOD

    01/06/2022

    It’s known that Ukraine celebrates International Children’s Day on the 1st of June. The purpose of the holiday is to draw attention to the problems of respect for the rights and health of the child and mutual understanding among children.…

    NATURE ISN’T A TRASH BIN!

    26/05/2022

    Garbage is a ubiquitous problem that has captured Ukrainian cities and villages. Some people deal with household waste not only with a responsible attitude to its treatment but also look for creative approaches. A good example is the parish of…

    Appealing and creative tasks about bats

    22/05/2022

    Bats are an amazing and unique God’s creation. These are the only mammals that can fly. They are also called bats, but they have nothing to do with mice. In total, scientists have counted more than 1,200 species of bats…

    Cut back, collect, carry out

    18/05/2022

    The world will be cleaner and better only if we follow the rules of waste with certain rules of the three “C’s”: cut back, collect, carry out. So do environmentalists around the world. This was discussed during a class with…

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