The Environmental Festival, organized in collaboration between Lüleburgaz Municipality and TEMA, started with a parade march, a recycling parade, and stage performances by children’s choirs. Speaking at the festive event filled with great enthusiasm, Mayor Gerenli said, “We have inherited this world from our ancestors and we will pass it on to our children. Let us all together leave a livable world to our children, who are the guarantee of our future.”
In Lüleburgaz, the World Environment Day activities started with a parade march as part of raising awareness about climate change. Hundreds of children carrying placards drawing attention to the climate crisis walked from the New Ceremony Area to the Congress Square. The opening of the festival, organized in collaboration between Lüleburgaz Municipality and TEMA Lüleburgaz Branch, featured colorful scenes. Following the parade march, Lüleburgaz Municipality Love Choir, TEK Preschool Children’s Choir, and Zübeyde Hanım Preschool Children’s Choir took the stage at Congress Square, offering unforgettable moments to the participants with their songs emphasizing a clean environment. Additionally, the Recycling Parade, prepared entirely from recyclable materials by the students of 8 Kasım Preschool, also left the audience breathless.
“Let’s leave a livable world for children”
Speaking at the opening of the festival, Mayor of Lüleburgaz, Dr. Murat Gerenli expressed his happiness about organizing a significant festival to raise environmental awareness and stated, “We have inherited this world from our ancestors and we will pass it on to our children. Let us all together leave a livable world to our children, who are the guarantee of our future! Let us live together as free as a tree, and as harmoniously as a forest.”
“Our fight against environmental pollution continues”
Mayor Gerenli emphasized that Lüleburgaz Municipality’s struggle against environmental pollution continues, stating, “Firstly, we closed the landfill site located right next to our city, where smoke and foul odors were prevalent. We have now started generating energy from our waste. At our Biological Wastewater Treatment Plant, we treat approximately 7 million cubic meters of water annually to irrigation quality and discharge it into the Ergene River.”