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The project is aimed at preserving biodiversity in the capital, creating favorable environmental conditions and a comfortable urban environment.

On crowdsourcing platform Moscow government opens the project “Time of nature”… It runs jointly with Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the city of Moscow and the Public Relations Committee of the capital. The main task of the project is to collect proposals from residents that can help preserve the species diversity of the environment, create favorable environmental conditions for nature and a comfortable urban environment.

From November 24 to November 27, participants in the crowdsourcing project will be able to offer ideas in three areas:

– environmental education and enlightenment (topics of master classes, online webinars and other environmental education events aimed at shaping the environmental awareness of citizens);

– volunteering in ecology (types and methods of organizing volunteer activities in the field of ecology);

– “Our tree” (types of trees available for self-planting by residents of the capital).

Muscovites will also be able to take part in discussions on creating a harmonious, beautiful and comfortable architectural and landscape environment of the city, talk about their favorite natural areas of Moscow and assess their condition.

From November 24 to November 29, experts of the crowdsourcing project “Time for Nature” will select proposals from residents and identify ideas for voting on the platform. The experts included the head of the Department of Nature Management and Environmental Protection of the city of Moscow Anton KulbachevskyIrina Shiryaeva, Head of the Environmental Policy Department of the Department of Natural Resources Management and Environmental Protection of the City of Moscow; Vera Strukova, Deputy Head of Mospriroda; and others.

The “Time for Nature” project will run until December 2 inclusive.

Crowdsourcing platform appeared in 2014. During its existence, 28 crowdsourcing projects have been carried out, more than 200 thousand Muscovites have joined it and offered over 100 thousand ideas. More than four thousand of them were selected by experts for further study, and over 2.6 thousand ideas have already been implemented. Thanks to crowdsourcing projects, new public transport routes have emerged in Moscow, a Moscow standard for children’s recreation has been developed, public service centers, children’s and adult clinics, libraries, and parks have been transformed.

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