The traditional “Youth Picnic’22” took place in Mažeikiai on Thursday, September 1st, at 17:00 p.m. Mažeikiai District Municipality invited all young citizens of Mažeikiai to meet in the Old Town Park, to spend the afternoon together and start the new school year.
The event was a great occasion for youth to spend time together and get acquainted with opportunities and ways to get involved in various activities, to learn about circles and clubs operating in the area, as well as non-governmental organizations.
The organizers strived for a sustainable format of the event, participants were invited to use environmentally friendly picnic containers and to sort the resulting garbage. Everyone was invited to bring their own utensils (cups, drinking glasses) to the event and participate in the “Bring your own container – we’ll give you coffee” campaign, where participants that brought their own cups received free coffee.
During the event there was a discussion about the importance of waste management. The topic for discussion was what could be done better in the city regarding waste management. Representatives from Telšiai Regional Waste Management Center also took part.
The Circular Based Waste Management project is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation – www.eeagrants.org