February 8th, ARTS56, Brussels. It's almost 2 p.m. and our External Relations Officer arrives to the first European Environmental Bureau (EEB) Board Meeting in 2017, grabs some sandwiches ("meeting starts with a light lunch"), and joins the crowd.
Here we are, between many other representatives of many other organisations being many other members in the EEB Board.
It's the first time an EEB Board Meeting is led and held by two EEB presidents (since the last election in September 2016, where two presidents had been elected).
CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
18-30 years old
“YEE-nclude: inclusion in environmental youth projects”
2-9 April 2017, Czech Republic
Ecological center in Horažďovice:
The last Friday of January was in the spirit of climate change - YEE organised an event at art space Muddum in Prague as part of our Change Climate Change Campaign.
The event was opened with vegetarian snacks and a swap party, where people had the opportunity to exchange things between each other - leave what they do not need anymore or get some additions to their closets. Both vegetarian diet and swapping are gaining on popularity and are definitely a good way to reduce consumption and our impact on this world.
Bees play a huge role in the ecosystem – even if we are not always aware of it. Honey bees, for example, have been around for millions of years, collecting pollen and making honey. Moreover, bees pollinate about 1/3 of our food.
They give a lot to us, but what are we giving back?
Besides numerous festivities, Christmas markets and holiday preparations, the end of the year was also full of activities focused on future YEE projects.
Between the 20th and 23rd of December preparatory team gathered in Budapest to work on the upcoming study session “Exploring gender equality in environmental projects”. The meeting took place at the European Youth Centre Budapest.