Ministry opens its doors to students2016-11-29
Since today’s morning, the doors of the Ministry of Environment have been open to students of higher educational establishments. Meetings with the heads and specialists of the Ministry’s departments and independent divisions have lasted throughout the day.
Attending this Doors Open Day were not only students from Vilnius University, Gediminas Technical University and Mykolas Romeris University in Vilnius, but also those from the College of Forestry and Environmental Engineering and Aleksandras Stulginskis University in Kaunas. They have visited the Departments of Waste, Territorial Planning, Urban Development and Architecture and Water, and talked to representatives of the Departments of Construction and Housing, Protected Areas and Landscape, Pollution Prevention and Forests and other divisions asking questions on various issues of interest to them.
For example, the students who came to a meeting with Minister Kęstutis Trečiokas were curious about the success of the Ministry of Environment in reaching an agreement with the Ministry of Agriculture on joint decisions concerning issues within the competence of both authorities.
The Doors Open Day for university students was organised on the occasion of the European Week for Waste Reduction. The students visiting the Ministry had an opportunity to learn about what can be made from patchwork and how. For this purpose, a lesson was given by Aldona Tamonytė -Dorrity, head of the patchwork club Urtė. The best illustration for the lesson was the exhibition of the club’s works opened at the Ministry.
The students were also encouraged to train their hands and stretch their imagination by another exhibition at the Ministry displaying items made from waste that have been presented for the ecodesign contest ‘Different form student. Eco-community’. The exhibits show a great variety of opportunities for using different wastes in an ingenious and original way and turning them into works of art or useful items.