News Climate Campaign
You can read news about events that happened in the frame of YEE Climate Campaign.
Workshop "The city like a green system" – Durres, Albania
IPAS Association has organised successfully the workshop "The City like a green system" in cooperation with Albanian Innovation Accelerator (AIA) in Durres.
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"Change in nutrition habits" was the event held at Agritourism Huqi, in Radë, Durrës. The event was organised by IPAS Association, in cooperation with CSDC Durrës. It has brought together young people aged 20-30 years, who had the opportunity to discuss about the consumption of organic, local, vegetarian and non-GMO food, the problems encountered in our country about food production and consumption and taste some local food on vegetarian basis served by the farm. In a special session, they were informed about "Good mood and bad mood food". Young people had the opportunity to socialise with each other and become part of different working groups.
We would like to thank "Agritourism Huqi", a wonderful place in contact with nature, for welcoming us and creating the possibilities to develop such a workshop.
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Climate change and agriculture, Albania
On 29 October 2015, EDEN center in collaboration with the elementary school "Albanët" organised an open teaching course. The activity was held in the framework of YEE Climate Campaign. The activity was focused on the effects of climate change on agriculture.
Part of the activity was the fifth grade class during which we highlighted some of the main links between climate change and agriculture. The realisation of the teaching class was a combination of a class discussion on the information provided and an educative closing game for the pupils.
From 14th till 28th September "Green Week in Moscow" was organised in the frame of YEE Climate Week by AYA Volunteer Center in cooperation with eco-center "Eco-point", Moscow Zoo and Moscow state university.
AYA Volunteer Center, Moscow, Russia
Climate Change Workshop, Czech Republic
17th September YEE along with its friends from International Young Naturefriends (IYNF) organised a Climate Change Workshop in the lovely Cafe V Lese in Prague. The event started with the screening of "Chasing Ice" documentary movie. The documentary shows how National Geographic photographer James Balog tries to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers across the Arctic. He proved the shocking effects of climate change. The movie was followed by a short discussion about what we have seen and how we can change this accelerated problem. Afterward, the delegates of IYNF introduced and invited the participants to join the march for COP21 which is estimate to be a big Climate Movement in the streets of Paris. The program ended with an ecological footprint calculation where the participants could realize how their daily lifestyle can have an impact on the planet.
Elementary schools from Sombor, Serbia
Two elementary schools from Sombor, Serbia, ''Nikola Vukicevic'' and ''Ivo Lola Ribar'' took part in YEE Climate Campaign. The program, named ''Climate, my planet and I'' was designed for 13 years old elementary students and it combined cross-section activities from phisycs, chemistry and ecology. We had two experiment workshop in both schools, in which we have proven how climate change is happening on our planet - such as green house effect experiment and the experiment showing the role of ice glaciers and temperature in rising sea level. Also we had projection of documentary movie ''Disruption'' about climate change. Final activity was a workshop during which we made eco-charter like statement that we are commiting to so that we will respect it and use more eco-friendly behavior in our daily activities. Also, there was an interesting eco-quiz ''Climoscope'' about climate change and global warming, and result was tie for both school teams. We had fun and learnt a lot, changed our opinions about some topics, and realised that everyone is equaly responsible for conesquences that we made on our one and only planet.
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Power Shift Finland, Finnish Nature league (Luonto-Liitto)
Power Shift Finland took place on 25-27 of September and around 100 people participated in it. It was organised by 350 Finland, but also many other environmental organisations took part in this event, for example The Finnish Nature league (Luonto-Liitto) and Greenpeace. There were three different "tracks" with different topics during the event, such as climate action from socio-economic perspective, basic tools for climate action (climate action abc), and creative climate affection. There were speeches about climate and workshops where people made ideas how to campaign and act with climate issues.
Classes for children, Primary school in Serbia
Ivana Balešević, a Biology professor in a primary school "Simeon Aranicki" in Stara Pazova, Serbia, organised classes for various groups of pupils. Ivana sais: "Pupils from 1-4 th grade visited biology class for 8th grade. So older pupils with my help were teaching younger children why it is important to join the climate campaign. Children are very satisfied and they can't wait for a new workshop." Students made models of planet Earth with damaged ozone layer, presentations, workshops for younger, and they had a debate for older students. The topic of the debate was: What can I change to help our planet, if i am: 1) president of USA, Russia, China; 2) president of EU; 3) president of the UN; 4) Director of WWF.
All activities can be found on website : ivaninabiologija.weebly.com
During 14-28 September Volunteer Center AYA in partnership with Environmental Center EkoTochka na Novinskom within YEE Climate Campaign organises "Green Week in Moscow", which will include a variety of eco meetings and events.
The opening of the festival will be held in EkoTochka na Novinskom, where we will get acquainted with the programme of "Green Week in Moscow" and its speakers, there will be also the launch of the competition "Living in style of EkoTochka".
The modern concept of ecology includes a diverse range of areas. Today we can witness the growth of environmental awareness; separate waste collection and recycling are gaining popularity. There is an active market formation of quality and environmentally safe products. More and more people lead a healthy lifestyle and understand their responsibility for the prosperous future of the Earth. At the festival "Green Week in Moscow" the speakers will present their programmes and projects, which reflect this multi-faceted approach to the concept of ecology.
During the Green Week there will be eco-movie nights: "Proper nutrition as foundation of life" and "Bicycle, the transport of the future". Experienced travelers will tell us how to organise an eco-friendly trip and inform about a new media project "Velopolis". The project is about journeys on a bicycle in Moscow, Russia and beyond. "Velopolis" will show us unusual routes full of amazing places, events and people and will open a world full of parks, forests, rivers, lakes, adventures and emotions!
Pupils and visitors of Moscow Zoo are welcome to join lectures in frame of the project "School composter", where the coordinators will tell them how to create a model for sustainable waste management at school.
A very interesting lecture will be held about alternative forms of energy - "From solar panels to the microclimate in the apartment".
Finally, on September 28 (Monday), at EkoTochka naNovinskom, we will summarise the results of the festival "Green Week in Moscow" and award winners of the contest.
On the next day the group work was organised. The tasks on climate change related issues was provided to the groups. They presented their own ideas on the possible solutions of that problems. Afterwards, on the third day, the competition between the groups was organised. The theme of competition was consequences and impact of climate change, as well as possible solutions for Armenia. The winner of the campaign was "Ecolex" youth team, which was selected based on jury voting. The winner team members received the prizes and all participants will get the certificates of participation.
The Young Biologists Association NGO joined to the "Climate Camapign" international environmental initiative organised by Youth and Environment Europe. The campaign aims to raise public awareness about climate change. The "Climate Campaign" is a new idea for project designed to stimulate youth NGOs to step up their contribution to the global social movement in response to climate change. The "Climate Week" environmental education project was organised with support of The Rufford Foundation.