Fomin Botanical Garden to be illuminated by solar lights by its 180th anniversary

Fomin Botanical Garden to be illuminated by solar lights by its 180th anniversary


DTEK is going to complete the second stage of the project to arrange solar street lights on the central alley of the A. Fomin Botanical Garden by late June. The company is holding its regular Clean City campaign to improve the garden.

DTEK will install 23 solar lights to make this recreation area safer and more comfortable in the dark. In addition, the botanical garden is going to save on electricity as solar lighting will help save about UAH 54,000 annually. DTEK total investment in the project makes UAH 1.6 million.

About 500 employees of DTEK’s Kyiv-based office took part in the Clean City campaign. They painted benches and litter bins, removed rubbish and dry branches, installed public garbage cans, and planted flowers and shrubs in the botanical garden.
“DTEK has held its Clean City campaign for the seventh year in a row. The project has changed a lot over this time. We’ve moved from a traditional volunteer clean-up to the cutting-edge green technologies that we use to make our cities and towns more environmentally friendly. We transform our business significantly. We invest in innovations, in the development of renewables, and in the infrastructure for electromobiles. This helps introduce the smart city concept and brings us closer to another quality of life, and Ukraine to energy independence.

The smart city concept starts small – from waste collection and sorting, installation of environmentally friendly lighting, clean environment and safety in our parks and squares. We are pleased to have helped Fomin Botanical Garden celebrate its 180th anniversary with new technological lighting,” said Maxim Timchenko, DTEK CEO.

In April-May 2019, around 5,000 DTEK employees joined the Clean City campaign to clean 16 settlements. Overall, they gathered about 3,000 cubic metres of waste, planted about 3,000 bushes, trees and flowers, renovated benches and installed rubbish bins.