“Green Telephone” starts working in three cities of Kazakhstan

Posted on November 19, 2009 in Environmental Education, Public Participation.

AstanaInformation and consultation hotlines on the issues of environmental protection started working in Astana, Almaty and Aktobe cities on 16 November 2009. Three Green Telephones are opened within a project on public participation in environmental programs in Kazakhstan financed by the European Union and implemented by EcoIDEA and Milieukontakt International foundations.

Coming across the actions or violations which damage the environment you may contact the operators of the Green Telephone to find out the contact information of relevant government and city administration officials responsible for the solution of a particular environmental problem. Such violations may include illegal cutting of trees, pollution, uncontrolled garbage dumps and other.

Green Telephone operators will inform you about the legislative provisions with regard to nature protection, contacts of governmental and non-governmental organisations dealing with the environment protection issues, calendar of ecological events and information on nature reserve zones.

Information received on the hotlines will be also accumulated and assessed for further reporting to the appropriate authorities. Statistical analysis of these data will help to identify the most urgent environmental problems in each city and promote necessary solutions. This way Green Telephones facilitate public participation in the development of nature protection measures at a local level.

The first environmental hotline was launched by the EcoIDEA in 2005 in Almaty. Following its success, it was decided to open two more hotlines in Astana and Aktobe.

The contacts of Green Telephones are the following:
• in Astana, available by e-mail address greenphone@list.ru
• in Almaty, by phone +7 (727) 229-87-73
• in Aktobe, by phone +7 (7132) 54-63-73, available each Monday from 14:00 to 18:00

For further information you may contact Ms Olga Yaroslavtseva, PR-expert of the project at tel: +7 727 229-87-73, olga@ecoidea.kz or Ms Strikeleva Ekaterina, National manager at tel: +7 727 229-87-73, katya@ecoidea.kz. Additional information could be also found at the project website http://www.econavirator.com/ibpp.

PRESS RELEASE in English and Russian can be downloaded from below links:
PR_GreenTelephone_EN_16.11.09
PR_GreenTelephone_RU_16.11.09

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