Climate Alliance supported Change the Future Challenge in Belarus
For the first time, two Belarusian cities - Karma and Smarhon - have held a friendly competition using Climate Alliance's Change the Future tool. The tool highlights activities that individuals - alone or in a team - can do to create a better future. For example, municipalities have the opportunity to enter into a playful competition with a partner city or neighbouring municipality. In Belarus, 60 citizens from 19 teams were part of the Change the Future Challenge and took on the various activities around a more sustainable lifestyle. The city of Karma won with over 330,000 points, but the first-time implementation of the challenge in Belarus was a great success overall for both participating cities.
Olesya Dikalova, Deputy Director for Teaching and Educational Work, Karma Regional Center for Children and Youth Creativity, commented: “It's great that so many events have been held in our city recently. I participate in them with pleasure. Such actions increase the ecological culture of our residents and instil a love for nature in our children. And I think that the improvement of the area in which we live is our direct responsibility.”
The competition took place within the framework of the support programme "Covenant of Mayors for Localisation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Belarusian Cities”. Climate Alliance supports the project by organising an exchange with German municipalities and adapting and using the Change the Future tool in Belarus.