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Youth and Environment Europe - Updates from actions

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Updates from actions

You can read news about events that happened in the frame of YEE Climate Campaign.

Map of Activities


Discussions and discovering nature - SAEM, Georgia

Organisation: Georgia Youth Eco Movement - SAEM

When and where: 27 - 28  February 2017, Borjomi, Samtkhe - Javakheti Area, Georgia

Description: On 27th of February youth from SAEM gathered in Borjomi where they planned a day of local actions regarding climate change. They started talking about different assessment of the global warming, influence of CO2, and  discussed how CO2 amount increased on Earth  from the  beginning of the industrial revolution. 
On 28th of February there was a second part of local actions - they organised hiking from Borjomi Mineral Waters Park to Sulphur Water place in order to raise awareness, discuss while being in nature  and  explore connection of climate change and water resources. They discussed during our hike climate change effects on freshwater resources using some games and energisers.

Read more about actions here.

Meeting with a researcher - Cooperative "Vedogiovane", Italy

Cooperative "Vedogiovane" with Vocational Agricultural "Fobelli" school

When and where: 18th January 2017, Crodo - Verbania, Italy

Number and type of participants: The seminar held by the researcher in the school involved a total number of 150 students and around 10 teachers as a public. The action connected with making a video involved 6 students and 3 teachers. The dissemination actions (lectures in the school hall and other video projections at school) involved around 70 students.

Description: Teachers and students organised a seminar at school, by inviting the important researcher Diego Fontaneto, from the National Research Council of Verbania. During the seminar six students were active to examine in depth the important topic of climate change by interviewing the researcher. Professor Fontaneto explained more about his studies and fascinating life experiences in Antarctica. After the seminar and thanks to the interview realised by a group of students, they decided to create a video to sum up the intervention of the researcher connected with climate change hosted in our school seminar and to use it to review it all together with other students in order to act and reflect.

Read more about the event here.

Board game "Velo rodeo" - Eco Logic, Macedonia


Organisation: Eco Logic, Macedonia

When and where: 18.10.2016 – 11.11.2016, Macedonia

Number and type of participants: Children from 10 primary schools from 7 different cities in Macedonia

Description: The board game “Velo rodeo” developed by the team of Eco Logic was used as a tool to educate the kids about some useful information related to cycling: parts of a bicycle, how to recycle its parts, how cycling can influence the climate change, environmental and health benefits, etc. and all that through games and fun! This exciting game resulted with laughter, adrenaline, pleasure, happy faces, and improved knowledge and raised awareness as well.


Documentary screening night - YEE, Czech Republic


Organisation: Youth and Environment Europe and Muddum Art Space 

When and where: 27th January 2017, Prague, Czech Republic

Description: In the end of January YEE organised screening of the documentary “Disruption: Climate. Change” in Muddum Art Space (Prague). The aim of the event was to bring together people, who are concerned about climate change and give them an opportunity to gain some inspiration from the documentary and a space to discuss the topic. The event started with a swap party where guests could find some new things for themselves and bring ones they no longer use. Evening proceeded with documentary screening, dedicated to preparation for climate march before COP 21 in Paris. The main idea of the documentary is that people should be active to state their position and still can influence political decisions regarding climate change. We continued with the discussion after watching the documentary. Several statements and questions were suggested for the participants’ reflection. Everybody could express their opinion and share the climate change situation in their country. The debate was quite active and showed that participants were really interested in the topic and want to bring some changes. Despite of different opinions on most statements, the majority agreed that people can change the current situation with their small actions and said “Yes, we can change climate change”.

Read more about the event here.


Reforestation - OPE, Portugal


When and where: 10-11 and 17 December, Portugal

Description: On December 10th and 11th several ecoclubistas participated in a reforestation in the Reserve of the Beech Brava. They planted 200 holm oaks. On December 17th, several ecoclubistas joined the reforestation project at Quinta do Corgo, in Macieira da Maia. There were planted 1400 ash trees that will give new life to that area. 

Read more about the project here.

Deforestation and up-cycling - Young Researchers of Serbia, Serbia


Organisation: Young Researchers of Serbia, Serbia

When and where: December, Belgrade

Description: Young Researchers of Serbia wanted to raise the awareness about deforestation. They created many interesting up-cycled trees made of diverse used materials. Few days before New Year's Eve they went to a green market and were selling the up-cycling decorations for a symbolic price.

Read more about the project here.

Primary school Simeon Aranicki, Stara Pazova, Serbia

 Primary school Simeon Aranicki

When and where: 24.10.2016, Stara Pazova, Serbia

Description: Ivana Balešević, Biology professor reports: "In our school we are very active in ecology field and environmental protection. I am biology teacher and I have organised a workshop and classes in our school on 24.10.2016, the International Day of Climate Action. Students presented problems that we have nowadays on our planet and what we can do to stop climate changes. Through interactive class they were showing to friends what are the problems that we are going to cause if we don't react right now. Children were very satisfied with this class, they have learned a lot through presentations and models."
Few opinions from students about this event: "This class was very educational because we made our own models and discussed with friends about climate change and we could learn new things and scientific results that confirm this problem.", "We always want to join the activities that our professor organises, its worth to spend time with friends on discussion when you can see and learn new things."

Energy efficiency - Yeghvard, Armenia

 Yeghvard, Armenia

When and where: From 1st of August 2016, Armenia

Description: On 1st of August this year the Yeghvard Youth NGO with its partners started the implementation of the Project Cleen 2016 in Armenia. The project is globally about Energy Efficiency, hence the promotion of this concept is among the priorities of the project. For the implementation of the project in Armenia were chosen two communities in Shirak region, which regarding to various estimations have the best conditions from the point of view of the development of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. 
On 17th and 22nd of November "Yeghvard" Youth-Ecological NGO has implemented informative seminar in Mets Mantash and Akhuryan villages where the trainer represented the main advantages of energy efficiency and alternative energy. In the meeting was present the mayor of the village, teachers of high school, students and interested people from the village.

Read more about the project here.

Water, energy and waste - Argonauta, Croatia

Argonauta, Croatia

When and where: 12th November 2016, Murter Island

Description: Argonauta joined the campaign “Change Climate Change” by organising an Open Quiz for children, young and adults in the town center, in Murter Island. During the event, the current Eco Patrol team was involved in the community action. Eco Patrol is a youth group from the island that takes part in our sustainable workshop every Saturday in order to learn about the environment and develop diverse action to protect it within non-formal education techniques. For this occasion, they were the leaders the group of locals who wanted to participate. The format of the event was an Open Quiz and it took place in the center of Murter where participants were divided into groups. Each group had a main topic to develop: water, energy and waste. The teams were encouraged to be active in order to go to the next step and approach local people to ask about their points of views on Climate Change and the relation with their specific topics.

Read more about the action here.

Volunteer day and carbon footprint measurement - YEE, Czech Republic


Organisation: Youth and Environment Europe and Tamjdem, Czech Republic 

When and where: 17th November 2016, eco-center Toulcův dvůr, Prague, Czech Republic 

Description: In the frame of the campaign “Change Climate Change” on 17th of November 2016 YEE in cooperation with Tamjdem organised a volunteering day in the eco-center Toulcuv Dvur (Prague). 12 volunteers from different countries including the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Germany, Spain, Peru, Ukraine and Russia came to help with different outdoor tasks, suggested by Toulcuv Dvur. Volunteers helped with leading horses to the meadows, grabbing leaves and digging a small field in order to plant a garden for butterflies in spring. During the break, volunteers had a chance to measure their carbon footprint with a game “How big is your elephant?”. Participants, taking part in measurement, learned more about sustainable level of footprint and compared their impact with the average level among European countries. We are happy to mention that participants found it very interesting, everyone was concerned about their impact and then they discussed possible ways to decrease it.

You can read more about volunteer day here






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