Advocates of Lake Baikal in the center of Irkutsk today collected signatures for ecological Christmas cards to Santa Claus with a request to solve the problem of pollution of the Great Lakes.
As the correspondent of Radio Liberty Catherine Vertinskaya activists "Baikal Environmental Wave" and Baikal Movement were dressed in costumes fairy tale characters and collected signatures from townspeople and visitors. The action was well received by the public, Cards gladly signed by both children and adults.
New ecological action "Santa Claus, SOS!!!" held from 15 to 25 December. These days, who are not indifferent to the fate of the lake, may sign a Christmas card to the eco-and, thus, on the eve of the New Year to make a contribution to the protection of Lake Baikal. Best prepared one thousand cards.
One of the organizers, a member of the Baikal Movement Maxim Vorontsov said that "the nature of the event is ironic, because environmentalists throughout the year and addressed to the President of Russia, and to the chairman of the government, as well as UNESCO's requirement of a civilized solution to the problem of the Baikal Pulp and Paper Mill which with its wastewater pollutes the lake. But visible result was not achieved. "
Activists believe that the last chance to help the Lake Baikal in the past year, is to ask Santa Claus to fulfill their desire. After December 25, they will pack all the cards and sent by mail to the home of Santa Claus in Great Ustyug.