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Youth and Environment Europe - News Climate Campaign

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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

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IPAS Association has organised successfully the workshop "The City like a green system" in cooperation with Albanian Innovation Accelerator (AIA) in Durres.
During the two days of the workshop the participants were introduced to the concept of the Green Economy, how it can be applied through the model of Green Cities, like it has happened in other countries in the world. These sessions were presented by the trainers Adela Vllamasi and Olesja Lami. During the second day,we presented the certain methodology, which result was the central idea of promoting ecological neighborhoods in the city, materialised in a prototype built by the participants. During these days the young people were offered the possibility of socialising with each other, exploring methods of non-formal education, practical application of these methodologies, but also they had an interesting opportunity to make a journey into their past life and discover the highlights which have inspired them to innovate. All of them agreed unanimously, that it is possible to reach the application of green cities and the materialisation of what they and other young people of their age, dream about.

You can find more photos here

Change in Nutrition Habits, Albania

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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.

More photos and information here

Climate change and agriculture, Albania

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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.
Some of the issues discussed were: "What is agriculture", "How it is affected by climate change", "What measures can be taken to reduce problems raised by climate change", etc.

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.
The purpose of this activity was the motivation of the pupils on various environmental topics and enriching them with information on these subjects.

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Link of movies presented: Climate change animation, Back to the Start

Green Week in Moscow

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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.
Various green events and meetings were organised during the campaign, main aim of which was presenting a way of eco lifestyle and discussion about possible simple solutions of environmental problems. All varieties of eco-interests were presented for all citizens: lectures about health and food, discussions about alternative energy and recycling, presentations of urban bicycle initiatives, workshop for youth involvement in green economy and playing lesson for school children about worm-composting as a way to reduce climate change. Proactive lifestyle and green tips for our lives were shown in photo competition "Life in Eco-style" and its participants and winners got useful presents as healthy sweets and yoga classes from our eco-partner "Eco-point".
More then hundred citizens, youth and children took part in organised events. For leading meeting and discussions professionals in green economy, environmental problems and ecology, producers of healthy food and eco-technologies, experts of health practices, leaders of youth urban initiatives and famous people were invited for our fruitful Green Week and everyone had a chance to get actual and verified information about topics they were interested in and also to share the personal experience of eco lifestyle.
We met great enthusiastic people and found out such a huge variety of green-information and eco-initiatives during Green Week campaign that it was decided to continue the project as a green information platform by regular updating all participants of Green Week and active citizens about the most actual information and interesting eco-events which take place during the year in Moscow city and nearby. We keep in touch with new Green Week friends and look forward to meeting again and again in following projects! Join us!

AYA Volunteer Center, Moscow, Russia (in Russian)

Climate Change Workshop, Czech Republic

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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

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Climate Week 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) 

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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

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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 :

Green Week in Moscow,
 Volunteer Center AYA

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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.

Young Biologists Association NGO, Armenia

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On 28-30 of April 2015, the "Young Biologists Association" NGO in collaboration with the Student Scientific Society of Yerevan State University, organised "Climate Week" environmental education project in the frame of YEE "Climate Campaign". During the project, the lectures, group works, discussions and contests were organised. On the first day, the aim of the campaign was presented and several presentations about climate change global issue by Alla Aleksanyan (Researcher at the Institute of Botany NAS RA) and Diana Harutyunyan (UNDP Climate Change Programme Coordinator).

KlimaOn 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.