We are for Green Russia!

November 7, 2014

On August 30, 2014 the Green Russia countrywide environmental cleanup took place. Over 64 thousand people from 55 Gazprom’s subsidiaries across the country from Vladivostok to Kaliningrad, from Nadym to Krasnodar participated in this campaign.

There is a photo essay of this event.

Employees of the Kamchatka Line Pipe Operation Center of Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk cleaned the area of the Malaya Bay – a favorite leisure spot for the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky citizens. 100 bags of garbage were collected. We’d like to point out that employees of 19 Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk branches participated in the cleanup in 11 regions of Siberia and the Far East.

In the Sakhalin Region the Gazprom Geologorazvedka personnel collected 30 cubic meters of waste in the Botanical Garden, which covers 10 hectares. Photo: Maxim Engelmand, Head of the Gazprom Geologorazvedka Regional Directorate in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

In the Primorye Territory gas workers aided by the local population scoured the park area of the Bezverkhovskoye Rural Settlement (Khasansky District) and improved a children’s playground. Photo: employees of Gazprom LNG Vladivostok and schoolchildren from Bezverkhovo are planting trees.

Gas workers from the Khabarovsk Line Pipe Operation Center of Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk did a cleanup in the Khabarovsk Territory, where they gathered 170 bags of garbage within the Lukashov nursery garden and the Dinamo park.

Employees of Gazprom Dobycha Irkutsk cleared the premises of Irkutsk orphanage No. 1. Photo: Vladimir Andrianov, Chief Surveyor (left) and Vasily Kirillov, Head of Well Construction Management Service (right) together with the orphanage residents.

The staff of the Lensk Line Pipe Operation Center of Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk collected waste from the streets of Lensk.

Gas workers of the Barabinsk Line Pipe Operation Center at Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk carried out a garbage pickup at Lake Sartlan, an unparalleled recreation site in the Novosibirsk Region.

The Omsk branch of Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk remediated the Irtysh shoreline near the production plant by collecting 600 kilograms of garbage.

Employees of the Altai Line Pipe Operation Center of Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk gathered 10 tons of garbage in the Biysk local park.

The Vostokgazprom team at the Kazanskoye oil, gas and condensate field in the Tomsk Region also joined the cleanup action. 10 trucks removed various kinds of garbage from 1.7 hectares of land. 35 rowan, apple and bird-cherry seedlings were planted.

The efforts taken by Gazprom Geologorazvedka employees helped to clean the greenfield area in the Pervomaiskaya Street in Tyumen and the lower shoreline of the Yenisei River in the Enthusiasts Square of Krasnoyarsk. Photo: the cleanup participants in Tyumen.

Researchers of TyumenNIIgiprogaz remediated a part of the Gilevskaya grove, a natural landmark of regional importance located in Tyumen.

In the Tyumen Region the Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk staff swept out the coastal areas of rivers and lakes (waste equivalent of 190 dump trucks was removed from the area of 360 hectares), improved and planted the adjacent kindergarten and school premises in towns and cities along the gas trunkline routes. Photo: employees of Punga Line Pipe Operation Center of Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk cleaning up the Punga River.

Gazprom Pererabotka usually invites Surgut-based employees of such subsidiaries as Gazprom Inform, Gazpromtrans, Gazprom Energo and Gazprom Gaznadzor to take part in the cleanup. Through their joint efforts Surgut’s forest area (8 hectares) was cleared of waste.

Gazprom Transgaz Surgut also supported the campaign. The company’s staff did cleanups at 18 sites in Surgut, Kogalym, Tyumen, Tobolsk, Noyabrsk, Ishim and Novy Urengoy. The area of 126 hectares was cleared of waste and 130 seedlings were planted there. Photo: participants of the cleanup in Noyabrsk.

In Novy Urengoy, Yamburg and Novozapolyarny settlement the remediation efforts covered 29 sites – near Lake Molodezhnoye, at rotation camps and gas fields. During the garbage pickup, waste was collected, drains were purged, grass was mowed and trees were planted. Photo: pickup at Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy premises.

Employees of Gazprom Dobycha Yamburg at cleanup in Yamburg settlement. The area they cleared exceeded 174 hectares.

Severneftegazprom employees in Urengoy settlement collected waste at the Yuzhno-Russkoye field.

The environmental task force of Gazprom Dobycha Nadym was removing waste from the sites of the Medvezhye, Yubileynoye, Bovanenkovskoye and Yamsoveyskoye gas fields as well as their ‘fostered’ areas and places of public entertainment in the suburban green belt of Nadym and Pangody. Some 60 hectares were cleaned and over 35 tons of garbage were collected.

The Gazprom Transgaz Ukhta gas workers organized cleanups in the Komi Republic as well as the Arkhangelsk and Yaroslavl Regions. 345 cubic meters (50 trucks) of garbage were disposed from the area of 135 hectares.

All the branches of Gazprom Energo across 15 regions also took part in the campaign. The remediated area totaled 50 hectares, the volume of removed garbage exceeded 60 cubic meters. Photo: employees of the South Ural branch of Gazprom Energo cleaning the Ural River bank near Ivanovka village.

The Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat staff scavenged the Belaya River. The whole families attended the cleanup. A 12-kilometer area of the left bank was cleared. 120 bags of garbage were gathered. In addition, construction waste near the Salavat musical college was collected.

Gazprom Transgaz Ufa held garbage pickup actions at 16 branches. 100 hectares were cleaned from garbage.

Employees of 16 branches at Gazprom Transgaz Tchaikovsky and their family members removed household waste from the areas adjacent to the industrial facilities as well as parks, stadiums, playgrounds, sports & recreation centers. A total of some 600 cubic meters of waste was collected from 50 hectares.

The Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg staff carried out a cleanup in the Orenburg forest area, parks and territories adjacent to the industrial facilities. Brushwood, dead trees, garbage were collected, thick grass and bushes preventing trees from growing were pulled out. 250 trucks of various kinds of waste were removed from the area of 120 hectares.

Employees of Gazprom Transgaz Kazan picked up 90 tons of waste from around 240 hectares of land.

Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod arranged garbage pickup actions in all of its activity regions: the Kirov, Nizhny Novgorod, Vladimir, Ivanovo, Kostroma, Penza Regions, the Republics of Mordovia, Chuvashia, Mari El, the Krasnodar Territory. The gas workers took efforts to remediate the areas adjacent to gas transmission facilities, as well as river- and lakesides, parks and public gardens. In addition, help was provided with cleaning and improving the premises of schools, kindergartens and other social facilities. The remediated area totaled 160 hectares, the amount of collected garbage – 155 cubic meters. Photo: a young resident of the Lastochka children’s social rehabilitation center (Nizhny Novgorod) helping the gas workers.

During 22 days Gazprom Dobycha Astrakhan carried out the Operation Delta: Ward off Plastic Invasion – an annual social & health project for clearing the banks of six arms of the Volga River.

Since it’s a large-scale project, we’ll give more details about it. During 22 days over 100 volunteers – a record-breaking number in the whole history of the campaign – covered 440 kilometers from Akhtubinsk to Kamyzyak in five stages. All in all, a 40-hectare coastal area was scoured and six tons of garbage were collected throughout the expedition.

Let us recall that 2014 is proclaimed the year of Environmental Awareness at Gazprom. That is why special attention during the Operation Delta was paid to promoting environmental awareness among the population. Employees of Gazprom Dobycha Astrakhan gave onsite lectures at halting spots along the whole route.

On the very day of the cleanup employees of Gazprom Dobycha Astrakhan and Gazprom Mezhregiongaz Astrakhan went out to scavenge and improve the embankment of the city’s waterway.

But not only Astrakhan citizens restored the banks of Volga. Employees of 20 branches of Gazprom Transgaz Volgograd made their contribution to clearing the city’s beaches and park areas located on the banks of this great river. They removed some 200 cubic meters of waste from the area of 85 hectares.

The cleanup participants from Gazprom Transgaz Saratov cleared and improved the compressor stations premises, collected household waste from the city’s streets, parks, premises of educational institutions, monuments to the warriors of the Great Patriotic War, forest areas, banks of water reservoirs and well springs. 70 tons of various waste were gathered from 30 hectares. Photo: scavenging the Vyazovsky well spring in the Saratov Region.

The main efforts of Gazprom Dobycha Krasnodar were aimed at remediating coastal areas, eliminating unauthorized landfills, cleaning the streets of municipal districts, improving the areas adjacent to production facilities.

The Stavropol gas workers took part in the cleanup in seven Russian regions (the Stavropol Territory, the Astrakhan and Rostov Regions, the Republics of Kalmykia, North Ossetia – Alania, Karachay-Cherkessia, Kabardino-Balkaria). Employees of Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol cleared the water areas of several natural well springs and rivers, planted over fifty flower beds, scoured a slope of the Kinzhal Mountain located in the specially protected eco-resort area of Caucasian Spas.

One of the biggest environmental groups was formed at Gazprom Mezhregiongaz and Gazprom Gazoraspredeleniye. Employees of 48 regional branches of Gazprom Mezhregiongaz Group and 160 branches of Gazprom Gazoraspredeleniye Group took part in the garbage pickup. All in all, they collected over 16 thousand cubic meters of garbage from the area of some 1,400 hectares. Photo: employees of Gazprom Mezhregiongaz Voronezh and Gazprom Gazoraspredeleniye Voronezh landscaped a flower bed by the Voronezh Reservoir embankment.

Employees of Gazprom Mezhregiongaz Perm carried out a cleanup together with residents of Perm orphanage No. 3.

Gazprom Mezhregiongaz Kurgan workers improved the premises of the regional social rehabilitation center for teenagers and the Kurgan district center for children and adolescents with disabilities.

Employees of nine regional branches of Gazprom Tsentrremont (Moscow, Kamyshin, Yekaterinburg, the Yamal-Nenets and Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Areas, the Komi Republic, the Orenburg, Saratov and Sverdlovsk Regions) went out for a cleanup. They improved 14 hectares of land and collected 4 tons of different waste. Photo: the youngest participant of the Moscow cleanup Semyon Ignatyev with his parents.

Two sites were cleared in Moscow – the Setun River Valley Wildlife Sanctuary and the Zhulebino forest park. Taking part in the cleanup were employees of 10 subsidiaries in Moscow (Gazprom Tsentrremont, Gazprom Transgaz Moscow, Gaznadzor, Gazprom UGSGazpromtransGazprom Promgaz, Gazprom Mezhregiongaz, Gazobezopasnost, Gazprom Geotech, Gazprom Sotsinvest). Nearly two tons of waste were collected.

Gazprom Neft Group was also active participating in the garbage pickup across 23 Russian regions. A total of 80 hectares of land was cleared and 135 cubic meters of garbage was collected by oil workers. Photo: employees of Gazprom Neft Marine Bunker scavenging the area adjacent to the industrial site.

TGC-1 held a series of events: the Living Energy painting master-class at Power Station No. 2 of the Tsentralnaya HPP in St. Petersburg, a creative meeting with young environmental photographers, a cleanup of the Neglinka River bottom in Petrozavodsk. In addition, a family celebration was held at the Apatity CHPP where the power plant employees and their children laid out a new green aisle at the company premises.

Gazprom Invest employees took part in restoring the Yuzhno-Primorsky park in the Krasnoselsky District of St. Petersburg.

Taking part in the cleanup were eight branches of Gazprom Transgaz St. Petersburg. Onsite cleanups were held across the company’s area of activity by its employees. For example, the Kaliningrad Line Pipe Operation Center carried out environmental actions in the Zolotye Dyuny forestry. The area of 26 hectares was cleared, 13 trucks of waste were loaded. Photo: cleanup participants in the Sablino Caves reserve by the Tosno waterfall.

In our photo essay we managed to show you only some episodes of Green Russia. In the end, let us note that for Gazprom the main result of the cleanup was over 20 thousand cubic meters (or 330 tons) of collected waste and three thousand hectares of cleared area planted with 600 tree seedlings. Photo: Gazprom Transgaz Samara employees who cleaned the Samara Botanical Garden.

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