Ümraniye Municipality held an “Environment Festival” with the purpose of raising environmental awareness and draw attention to environmental sensibility and a slogan of “Little, Big We are All environmentalist Ümraniye people.
Ümraniye Municipality held an “Environment Festival” containing many workshops and stands in 5th June “World Environment Day” with the purpose of raising environmental awareness of youth. Ümraniye Mayor Hasan Can, Ümraniye District Security Director Hüseyin Göllüce, Ak Parti Ümraniye District Deputy Mayors, Council Members, Deputy Mayors, Unit Directors, Nongovernmental Organization representatives, Headmen, School Representatives operating in Ümraniye, students and citizens participated to the festival.
Ümraniye Deputy Mayor Enver Sedat Çakıroğlu began to speak after the cinevision projection prepared to raise awareness of environment; “One of the issues given importance nowadays is environment awareness and protection. With the packing wastes regulations invoked to operate in 2005, recycling operations commenced by the separation of wastes from wet trash. “We are proud to confront you with the activities on recycling and protection of environment as Ümraniye Municipality. We are the most successful district Municipality in Turkey with our current position. This success is confirmed with the championship of The Cleanest City Competition held by Ministry of Environment and Urbanization.” said Enver Çakıroğlu giving a brief information on the operations of Environment Protection Headship. He sent his thanks to everybody who endeavored materially and morally particularly Ümraniye Mayor Hasan Can and celebrated of “World Environment Day” of everybody who participated.
Later, Ümraniye District Security Director Hüseyin Göllüce said; “Programs which have that kind of activities didn’t happen in our childhood times. Our children gain environmental awareness in this area. Our children are our future. I present my respect and love to everybody who endeavored in this connection. I celebrate of all of ours Environment Day.”
MAYOR HASAN CAN “5TH JUNE ENVIRONMENT DAY ACTIVITIES SHOULD NOT STAY WITH ONLY TODAY BUT SHOULD BE PERMENANT BEHAVIOUR FOR THE FUTURE GENERATIONS”
Ümraniye Mayor Hasan Can said: “On the occasion of 5th June World Environment Day, we have set up booths in which many activities are happening in our Square. We have turned these booths into workshops where handicrafts of our children are exhibited. Our children learn the value of recycling by turning waste materials into handiworks. Our generation and former generations utilized underground and above ground sources loutishly. We thought that they belonged to us. The balance of these lands started to change. The balance of nature started to break down for the loutish utilization of sources by humankind. In recent years with the extinction of species we became aware of and took precautions. We ensure of environmentalist generations by indoctrinating environment and nature awareness to new generation. We should raise our tomorrow; children well and teach them basic principles on this issue. 5th June Environment Day Activities should not stay with only today but should be permanent behavior for the future generations. I thank to all fellows who endeavor for the realization of this event and don’t leave us alone. Happy 5th Environment Day of ours.”
After the speech Ümraniye Mayor Hasan Can and participants presented the prizes and plaques to the ranking schools in the interscholastic campaign of waste battery and waste vegetable oil collecting. A plaque was also given to Şakire Hanım Application Centre for their support and contributions.
Mayor Hasan Can and the guests touring Instrument from Waste Materials Workshop, Poster from Nylon Workshop, Sun Clock Workshop, Solar Oven Workshop, “Roof Traveler” and “Bee” Model Airplane Workshops and Insect Examination Workshops which were held as a part of the event took information about the workshops. 500 pcs houseplants and 1000 cedar wood was given to the environmentalists who brought recyclable materials such as plastic, glass and battery from their houses. Mayor Hasan Can making the start of distribution of plants and woods, gave some of the houseplants and cedar woods with his own hands to environmentalists. One more beautiful than the other handicrafts from waste materials done by children met with environmentalists in Library Management stand. The handicrafts from waste materials and painting exhibition by students in Şakire Hanım Application Centre stand were presented to participants. Also Ümraniye Municipality City Council Children Assembly members participating to workshops become a part of the events.
Children spent entertaining moments with “Climate and Disturbance of Natural Balance” themed scientific theatre. “EKO” named mascot of Environment Protection and Control Management handed out environment brochure, balloon and ball to children during the program.