With 53 Municipalities, already more than 16.000 registered SONCHEVI PIONERI, GENERALKA WEEKEND 2023 was the biggest environmental action ever held on the entire balkans. Together with our partners from Pivara Skopje, Pakomak and with the support of Nula Otpad, Sparkasse Banka, the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Agriculture, MAN AND MOUNTAIN organised this event with more than 450 schools.
In cooperation with Represent Communications, our team produced a two hours+ live broadcast on the incredible vivid facebook group of GENERALKA WEEKEND.
Today the director of National Park Šar Planina Mr. Ibrahim Dehari and Gordana Sofija and Hannes Jaeckl from Man And Mountain signed the Memorandum for strategic collaboration until the year 2031.
This collaboration not only covers activities arround the GENERALKA WEEKEND and SONCHEVA GORA but also developing waste disposal system as well as touristic strategies in and around the National Park Šar Planina and it’s sorrounding municipalities.
From today on we make our hands dirty together and create a green perspective for us and future generations in our country
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 🙂