The results of the annual creative environmental work of students to study the attitude of residents to water resources in the form of an Environmental Quiz are received.
The environmental quiz contained questions both on the knowledge of the rivers in the Samara region, and questions that allow assessing the level of willingness of residents to participate in environmental activities. The first stage was conducted in October-November 2016 by schoolchildren No. 147, 162 among 300 adults in the Kirovsky district of Samara, and in August 2017 - a second survey of the same group.
It should be noted that among the respondents about half of the residents regularly, almost every month, rest in their free time on the bank of the river Samara. And the second stage of the survey was conducted after the installation of modules for recreation "Green Zone" on the bank of the river Samara.
Summary as follows:
- 99% of residents save water from the tap in your home.
- The majority of citizens believe that the most to blame for the pollution of the rivers in the region - industry (36%), transport (38%), agriculture (2%) and only 24% of citizens said the reason the human factor.
- The majority (85%) believes that it is necessary to restrict access to water protection zones of the river Samara and regulate the number of visitors, but free. And 15% of people agree that the coastal zones need to make access fee, and the money spent on the restoration of the river.
- Nevertheless, most (89%) of respondents removing their debris after a holiday at any case, even if they are forced to take it with you, and the rest of the respondents are willing to do so at presence container for disposal.
As a result, we observe a change in indicators compared to the first stage in the direction of increasing personal participation in the protection of nature: virtually everyone saves water in their home, is ready to follow certain rules and clean up the debris after a rest in the coastal zones of rivers.
Thus, it can be stated that carrying out this work has prompted participants to increase responsibility and save natural water resources.
This event is a part of the “Protecting the Eco-system of the Samara River” Project, which performed with the financial support of Arconic Foundation.