GLOBUL and the company's employees joined the National Nature Park Day initiative for a second consecutive year together with the Bulgarian branch of the global environmental organization WWF. The motto of this year's campaign was The Nature is OurHome - Stop the Dirty Tricks.
The initiative was held on Saturday, May 29, 2010 simultaneously in all of the 11 Bulgarian nature parks: Vitosha, Rila Monastery, Zlatni Piasatsi, Vrachanski Balkan, Rusenski Lom, Stranja, Shumen Plateau, Bulgarka, Sinite Kamuni, Persina and Belasitza. Together, the parks are the largest protected area in the country and are visited by numerous tourists every year.
On a press conference held in Sofia, WWF Bulgaria Program Coordinator Veselina Kavrakova, GLOBUL Corporate Affairs Director Yassen Guev, WWF Bulgaria Communications Coordinator Konstantine Ivanov and actors Kamen Vodenicharov and Valery Yordanov presented the pland and the goals of this year's campaign.
In 2009, over 2,300 volunteers took part the initiative and collected over 15 tons of waste. Once again, hundreds of volunteers are expected to take part in cleaning tourist routes, renovating the routes and recreation areas marking, installing and restoring signs in all of the 11 parks. A new element in the initiative this year is that a wooden bridge will be built in each of the nature parks of Bulgaria as part of the efforts to improve tourist infrastructure and as a symbol of the connection between people and nature. Again, celebrities, actors, journalists, musicians and foreign diplomats joined the National Nature Park Day.
GLOBUL supported the National Nature Park Day initiative as part of its long-term sustainable development strategy GLOBUL Green, which the company launched in 2008. GLOBUL is the first Bulgarian telecommunications company to develope and implement such a large-scale plan of measures and initiatives aimed at minimization of the company's footprint on the environment, reduction in the use of resources and energy, promotion of reuse and recycling of materials as well as support for public initiatives in this area.
GLOBUL is the trademark under which Cosmo Bulgaria Mobile EAD offers mobile telecommunications services in Bulgaria. The company is 100% owned by COSMOTE (member of OTE Group), the operator with the widest presence in Southeast Europe. As of the end of March 2010, GLOBUL has 3.8 million subscribers, while its services are available to 99.97% of Bulgaria's population, covering over 99.02% of the country's territory. GLOBUL UMTS network covers 82.5% of the population. GLOBUL along with GERMANOS employ more than 2,300 people in the country. COSMOTE Group at the end of March 2010 has approximately 21.8 million customers in SE Europe.
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