Each year PostEurop, the Association of European Postal Operators, offers its members the opportunity of issuing EUROPA stamps on a common topic. In 2016 the member countries will issue their stamps with the same design on the theme Think Green. The stamp design was chosen in an international competition. The design by the Cypriot graphic artist Doxia Sergidou won the first place. This design will be the basis for the stamps in all the issuing countries. Each country could enter one work in the international competition. Hungary’s design, which can be seen in the margin of the miniature sheet, came an honourable third in the contest. The Hungarian typography, the frame, the associated cover and the postmark were designed by the graphic artist Barnabás Baticz. The new issue was produced by the banknote printing company Pénzjegynyomda Zrt. The miniature sheet will be on sale in first day post offices and at Filaposta in Hungary from 6 May while stocks last, but may also be purchased from Magyar Posta’s online store.
Nowadays there are numerous opportunities to make efforts of varying degrees to live in an environment conscious way. Introducing the practice of thinking green at a day-to-day level protects the state of the Earth, and helps to enhance our living conditions and environment. Here are a few ideas how we can make thinking green part of our daily routine: shop without using plastic bags by taking a durable bag or basket, collect waste separately, composting, collect rainwater for watering, have broken appliances mended, swap or pass on used and not needed items, buy and consume food from local markets, use recycled products, use libraries and hire facilities, use environment friendly cleaning products, travel by public transport.
Source: lass-zolden.hu, zoldtomb.hu