“Building a Green Europe” Third Comenius Project Meeting23rd – 28th October 2011 Bulgaria, Aytos
Measures for protecting the environmentMunicipality of Aytos
General features of themunicipality• Location: East Balkans and a valley of the river Aytoska• Relief: mostly flat country• Climate: continental• Soils: black earth
Economic importance ofthe municipality• Important transport center: – Connects Northern and South Bulgaria – Proximity to Burgas port and airport• Contribution to the agriculture: – Cereals – Fruit trees – Tobacco, sunflower• There are some mineral water springs with healing effects.
Development of the tourismMain potential: Wooded country and bio-diversity Mineral water springs Rich folk traditionsThe Park “ Slaveeva river” andethnographic site “Genger” areattractive site for the tourists.
State of the environment pollutionin the Municipality of Aytos• Air The level of pollution depends on the quantity of emitted pollutants and their diffusion in the atmosphere. The main pollutants are: Automobile transport Small industrial enterprises Heating of houses (40% are heated with coal, 55 % with wood)• Water The chemical qualities of river water are good
Main pollutant factors• Scraps of food• Waste products from building construction – are not usually recycled• Industrial waste – mostly recycled
Measures against the environmental pollution• Improving the organization of waste separate collection, transport and recycling• Increasing the quantities of recycled waste• Partnership between the local authorities and social organizations• Applying for European funding needed for water waste stations and recycling waste stations
What has Hristo Botev school “ECO–TEAM” done for protecting the environment?• Study of protected plants and birds species in the Municipality• Discovery of the polluted areas• Discovery of the polluted areas along “Aytos river” and cleaning them• Participation in the campaign “Let’s clean Bulgaria for a day” – 2011• Meeting with the representative of a local authority for discussing environmental problems• Trees and flowers planting activities in the park “Slaveeva river” and the school yard
Under the project” Building a Green Europe” we have done a study of protected plants and endangered species