Thursday, April 29, 2010

SunChild event at Tsitsernakaberd

SunChild had all the clubs from the regions gather at Tsitsernakaberd in Yerevan (genocide memorial and museum) this weekend to help recycle all the flowers that had been left there after the genocide remeberance day.

We plucked the petals off the flowers and laid them out on long strips of canvas in front of the memorial.

It was quite a beautiful and collective effort.

There were about 3-4 tons of flowers that had been placed there. Usually, every year the flowers are just thrown in the landfill. So SunChild suggested we have the children pluck off the petals and separate the plastic from the greens. We then collected all the stems and leaves and put them in a large compost pile. We were there all day and hardly even got half-way through the pile.

It was a great idea, but a huge effort!

1 comment: said...

We used your photo to write about this same recycling event in 2011:

(I hope that's ok!)