A bike ride was organised in the Ukrainian city of Sumy on 5 June as part of the country’s Energy Days to celebrate EU Sustainable Energy Week. Children in the city also organised a theatrical performance about the importance of energy saving, reducing environmental impact and protecting nature, and created clothes from recycled materials.
Energy Days are being held in Sumy for the fourth year in a row. This year, the city became part of the EU-funded Covenant of Mayors Demonstration Project “Increasing the energy efficiency of educational institutions in Sumy”.
The Energy Days will culminate with SumyEnergyFest on 9 June. The event will include bike rides, exhibitions of green energy technologies and masterclasses on energy saving, as well as a concert.
Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects (CoM-DeP) are part of the EU4Energy initiative. EU4Energy covers all EU support to improve energy supply, security and connectivity, as well as to promote energy efficiency and the use of renewables in the Eastern Partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine). It does this by financing projects and programmes that help to reform energy markets and to reduce national energy dependence and consumption. Over the long term, this makes energy supply more reliable, transparent and affordable, thus reducing energy poverty and energy bills for both citizens and the private sector.
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