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17 Mar 2017

Belarusian school wins ENO Treelympics 2016 tree planting competition

Belarusian school wins ENO Treelympics 2016 tree planting competition

MINSK, 16 March (BelTA) – Belarusian students won the tree planting competition ENO Treelympics 2016 among 150 countries, BelTA has learned from the website of the Belarusian Forestry Ministry.

The Finnish organizers of the contest have recently announced the results of the tree planting competition ENO Treelympics 2016: 623 schools from all over the world planted 3.2 million trees, 2.2 million of which were planted by the Belarusian participants. Turkey took the second place with 840,000 trees.

The organizers scored only the trees registered on the official website of the competition and confirmed with relevant documents, for instance from forestries. According to the rules of the project, only school members were eligible to plant (students, teachers, staff and parents).

Nine Belarusian schools and a Turkish were among ten schools that planted most trees. Podorossky Teaching and Learning Complex Kindergarten - High School from the Volkovysk District of Grodno Oblast planted 202,358 trees and became the overall winner. This is the highest result on record. It is noteworthy that the winning school has as few as 96 students.

The award ceremony will be held during the Act Now conference in Joensuu, Finland on 14-17 June 2017.

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