In Krasnodar, on the territory of the Lyceum №48, the first square of the Russian Geographical Society was solemnly laid. The creation of the park is timed to the 80th anniversary of the Krasnodar Territory, the Year of Ecology in Russia, as well as the birthday of the outstanding commander, Generalissimo Alexander Vasilievich Suvorov, whose name is the educational institution.
The event was organized by the Krasnodar regional branch of the Company with the support of the JSC «NPZ-Krasnodarekoneft» and the city administration. The event was attended by the members of the Russian Geographical Society, public figures, representatives of government bodies, including the head of the city Yevgeny Pervyshov - a graduate of this lyceum, as well as the students, who planted the lime trees in the park. Each seedling received the name of that lyceum student, who will be entrusted with caring for the tree.
«It is gratifying that in the Year of the century of environmental protection in Russia we continue the glorious traditions laid down by eminent figures of the Imperial Russian Geographical Society for the protection of nature and the education of the ecological culture of our citizens. I want to emphasize the significance of the historical continuity of today's event. It is extremely important that every concrete tree of the square will now be watched and cared for by a specific child. With such a small step begins not just a love of nature, but a responsible attitude to the natural heritage of his native country», - said the chairman of the Krasnodar regional branch of the Russian Geographical Society Ivan Chaika.
Lyceumists call the new square a great gift and a great responsibility. «I will never forget this event, this is probably the most important thing in my life, since nature surrounds the whole world, and it is very important not to violate it, to plant new trees, not to spoil what nature gives us as a great gift…», - the student Adelina Lazebnik says.