The impact on the local society is beginning to take shape.
The only way the Bystroe problem will be solved is by fully understanding it. We have taken care of the informative part and
we have given people more than one possibility to get involved. We hope that nature will do the rest.
The "Viata Libera" newspaper in Galati has given a complete picture of the team that created this
Google, the well-known search engine, has already considered that the best site about Danube Delta Canal is the one made by the students from "Vasile Alecsandri" National College,
putting it as the first in the sites list.
Who could have ever imagined that a couple of teenagers are concerned about important and terrifying
problems such as the Bystroe Canal, the maintenance of
the Danube Delta ecosystem or that they wish to visit
the White House, maybe even meet the most important
man on the planet, the president of the USA, George
Six for America
Codrin-Stefan Arsene, Cosmin Atanasiu, Cristi Stroia,
Andreea Magraon, and the youth guides, Miss Cristina
Caluian and Andreea Neacsu, are those who have
conceived a project in order to save the area in which
Ukraine is trying to build, in the Romanian territory
and without the necessary approval, the disputed
The organization of the team: by the book!
The five students are organized by the book: Codrin
Arsene is the leader of the project, Cosmin Atanasiu
is the one that conceived the site that runs the
Bystroe project, and the other members of the team
have en equal contribution to the project as the first
two: they have searched and distributed data,
materials, details about the Danube Delta area, which,
by the way, is threatened by destruction.
The best "Bystroe" site on Google
The www.Bystroe.3x.ro site is participating in the
"Doors to Diplomacy" international competition, and
the winners (the first two teams) will have the
privilege to visit Washington D.C., with the main
objective: the residence of the president of the USA -
the White House.
"Google had checked our site, when we placed the URL
on web, and decided to post us in the first position, in the search list. We want the whole world to know that we are worried about the environment, the Delta,
mainly, which is a protected area, anyway. The things that are preparing there through the construction of the canal by Ukraine, is a real crime", Codrin Arsene
said. The 11th grade student is even informed with the "Bystroe"political and economical problems. Cosmin
Atanasiu, the webmaster of the site, is in 10th grade
(the youngest from the team) and is Olympic at
Computer Science; a little bit passionate, but as eager to
win, he says:"Our web-site is complete. I have seen some
of the others that are participating in the
competition, and they are likely informative. We have
everything: information, photos, documentation and
translation in six foreign languages! Anyway, it's the
only web-site in the world made exclusively around the
The two are very determined: "Only by working as a
team you can finish such a project; we are extremely
grateful for those that helped us: the Eco Counseling
Center, Rebe Feraldi - the American volunteer of Peace
Corps - and the "Viata Libera" newspaper", says
Codrin, full of conviction, and Cosmin agrees: "we
will thank them on May 16, when the results are
announced. Of course, in case we win!"
White House, here we come!
The two have worked for more than two months, around
12-13 hours a day, besides the school classes, to make
a dream come true. Unlike those that refuse to involve
themselves practically in this sort of problems, the
students from V.A.N.c. have taken attitude.
Written by Elena Stoica on 19th of March, 2005.