Open lessons about Vladimir Vernadsky held within Year of Ecology in Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol activity regions
PR Service, Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol
As part of joint activities of Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol and the Vernadsky Nongovernmental Environmental Fund, thematic lessons on the life and scientific work of Academician Vernadsky were held in 29 educational institutions of the North Caucasian region.
Environmental wall newspaper being made by 11<sup>th</sup>–graders of public school of Kangly settlement, Mineralovodsky District, Stavropol Territory
Open environmental lessons were dedicated to Vernadsky’s 150th anniversary and the Year of Ecology in Gazprom. They took place in public educational institutions and children’s environmental centers of the Stavropol Territory, the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania as well as the Astrakhan and Rostov Regions. Over 700 schoolchildren got acquainted with the milestones of the great Russian scientist’s life as well as the main aspects of his scientific heritage.
Open lesson in Stavropol school No.34 conducted by Natalia Yakovleva, Environmental Engineer of engineering & technical center
Each lesson featured a presentation prepared by the Fund employees and contributed to fostering environmental consciousness and forming a world view of a modern person.
Schoolchildren of Staromaryevka village of Grachevsky District, Stavropol Territory also get to know about activities of Vladimir Vernadsky
“Planting love and environmental friendliness in children and getting them interested in environmental problems is one of the main tasks of modern education,” said Alexey Zavgorodnev, Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol. “That is why gas workers organize different environmental campaigns so often, arrange tours to the company’s production facilities as well as contests and thematic lessons.”
Being a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom, Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol is comprised of 19 branches. The company maintains the line pipes passing through 10 Russian constituents and conveying some 70 billion cubic meters of gas per year. The gas pipelines length exceeds 8,000 kilometers. Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol operates 13 compressor stations, 18 workshops and 10 types of gas pumping units (109 items); 13 CNG filling stations with the total capacity of 4,450 refills a day, which makes it possible to sell 92 million cubic meters of compressed natural gas a year; four CNG conversion shops and three shops for the certification of CNG cylinders.
The environmental management system introduced at Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol complies with the requirements of the ISO 14001:2004 international standard. The Action Plan for the Year of Ecology is under development at Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol with over 220 events already held within the nine months of 2013.