Family Sunday for Ukrainians in Joensuu by WasteLess Karelias

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WasteLess Family Sunday poster

WasteLess Karelias project, in cooperation with Teatteri Traktori and Pohjois-Karjalan elokuvayhdistys, had organized a Family Sunday for Ukrainian families that arrived in Joensuu because of the war. In March 2022 we already organised same kind of event for Finnish families and now we wanted to engage Ukrainians in 'wasteless' activities.

Kids watched a waste-related cartoon WALL-E and participated in workshops: they have planted a pea, created their own wasteless robots and postcards and even made a cartoon themselves.

While kids were entertained by Kulttuuritehdas Siihtala staff, parents attended lectures on Finnish waste management system and waste sorting trainings. We are grateful to Puhas Oy for providing guidance materials in Russian as well as biowaste bags and biodegradable kitchen rags.

All in all, more than 50 people participated in the event. The event wouldn’t have been that successful without a strong support from Russian speaking volunteers who made communication between the workshops’ crew and young participants so smooth.

We hope to continue our activities during the summer season 2022.