Yes, it’s on again! From 12. – 14. May 2023 in more than 45 Municipalities in North Macedonia: The biggest spring cleaning party of the country! Our friends and partners from PIVARA SKOPJE, PAKOMAK and SPARKASSE joined us again in this year to kick off the biggest volunteer driven environment action on the whole Balkans: GENERALKA WEEKEND – MADE IN MACEDONIA 🙂
Schoolkids, NGOs, pensionists, students, Sports Clubs, Mountaineers, Divers, employees of Kommunalno, Municipalities, Government, Embassies, Companies and even the Armee join us again to clean the waste of the past to create a green perspective for us and future generations in our country!
And there’s a lot coming up within the next weeks:
We are very happy to announce that the Ministry of Agriculture together with National Forestry has fulfilled their promise to dedicate one tree for every 10 kg of trash that we all collected together with more than 8.400 volunteers, 190 Organisations in 26 Municipalities in North Macedonia during the GENERALKA WEEKEND 2022.
The Ministry of Agriculture together with National Forestry with the support of the Ministry of Environment, Pivara Skopje and Pakomak have planted nearly 40.000 trees on more than 380.000m2 of land on two locations near Veles and Petrovec (Skopje).
We want to thank all participants of the GENERALKA WEEKEND as well as all supporters of SONCHEVA GORA and we are looking forward to seeing you again on 12.-14. May 2023 for the GENERALKA WEEKEND 2023.
Let’s make our selfs dirty and clean our country from the waste of the past and create a green perspective for us and future generations!
On the 2nd of June 2022, we Man and Mountain in the name of all SONCHEVI PIONERI of Macedonia signed memorandum with the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Mr. Ljupco NIkolovski and Director of National Forestry Valentin Gruevski about planting trees. For every 10 kg of collected waste during the GENERALKA WEEKENDfrom 2021 – 2031 the Ministry of Agriculture will dedicate one tree in their annual plantation plans together with the National Forestry for the next 10 years.
This year they will plant on two locations: Petrovec (Skopje) and Veles.
During the last two years SONCHEVI PIONERI collected more than 360.000 kg of wasteduring the GENERALKA WEEKENDS.
So in this year we plant a breathtaking number of nearly 40.000 trees. These forests will be officially named SONCHEVA GORA.
Our hearts are full of joy and pride when we saw all the numbers of this year’s GENERALKA WEEKEND. We broke all records and wrote history to enable a better future. We all did this together because we are people with different political, etnical, social and educational backgrounds, but what unites us is the country that we live in, the air that we breath and the water that we drink.
And these are the numbers:·
26 participating Municipalities from 6.-8. May 2022 o 8.212 participants o Total collected waste in three days: 186.748kg o Selected Plastic: 7.249kg o Selected Paper: 4.897kg o Selected Glass: 397kg o Selected Cans: 60kg o Bulky Waste: 12.280kg o Mixed Waste: 56.675kg o Other Waste (illegal landfills): 105.190kg
Thank to our friends and partners, who made GENERALKA WEEKEND happen: Pivara Skopje Pakomak Ministry of Environment Ministry of Agriculture All mayors and directors of Komunalna and environment inspectors from all participating municipalities Kids and teachers from more than 40 schools Firefighters, NGOs, pensionists, sports clubs and everyone who made his/her hands dirty to clean!
We are proud about your trust and next time we will make it better, bigger and greater! This was the second year of GENERALKA WEEKEND and we have 8 more years to go to clean our country.
We are all SONCHEVI PIONERI – lets recycle the waste of the past into a green future – for all of us 🙂
Share your stories, fotos and experiences with us! Show us where you cleaned – what you cleaned – how it looked before and after your action! Let the world see, what SONCHEVI PIONERI are capable of! Show how you change the world and how your effort made an impact on our environment!
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Generalka Weekend 2022 from 6.-8. May is confirmed in 25 municipalities covering more than 1.200.000 citizens of North Macedonia. Generalka Weekend is therefor the biggest environment cleaning action in the history of NMK as well as on the whole balkans.
We are very proud to announce that Pivara Skopje and Pakomak are the patrons of the Generalka Weekend 2022 providing the infrastructure and spirit to create a fundamental change in the way we select waste and take responsibility for the environment around us.
Also in this year Zelena Soncheva is supported by the Ministry of Environment as well as the Ministry of Agriculture. The Ministry of Agriculture will dedicate one tree per ten kg of collected waste in their reforestation activities in the following years to come.
Generalka Weekend is a waste collecting action on the second weekend of May repeating for 10 years – from 2021 to 2031. Our goal is to clean the country from the garbage of the past to recycle it into a green future for us and following generations to come.
Each year in autumn we plant new trees together with the Ministry of Agriculture and private donators throughout the whole country and those forests will be called “SONCHEVA GORA”. SONCHEVA GORA are forests built by the efforts of the citizens of North Macedonia to rebuild their country to provide hope and a healthy environment for all people who live in this country.
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