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The Hungarian youth organization, Club of Young Naturalists organised its usual research camp for young people this summer again. This is a wildcamp, which provides a great opportunity for environmental education and introduction to field research for teens and young adults while they also do volunteering work by helping the local services in nature conservation.
At these occasion we spent a week in July next to a protected mireland in Őrség, Western Hungary. Due to the climatic features of our country, moors and similar biotopes are rare and endangered in Hungary.
5 June 2014 marks the International Environment Day since 1973. This day was celebrated in EDEN Center by reopening the Ecological Center of Environmental Education "EDEN" near the Zoo Park in Tirana. The centre was built for the first time in the years 2007-2008 with the financial support of the American Embassy in Tirana and the ProCredit Bank. Because of the construction of "Tirana Outer Ring Road" of Tirana in 2011, this center was disassembled. It was revived thanks to the financial support of GEF (Global Environment Facility) Albania.
The "Young Biologists Association" NGO initiated public-environmental campaign directed to promoting energy saving and introducing of clean technologies in Armenia.The goal of the initiative is to collect donations for setting up LED lamps in the houses of vulnerable people living in bordering communities.
The campaign will also be aimed to raise public awareness about advantages of LED lamps. The first LED community is planned to create at the Gomk village of Vayots Dzor province. Installing these lamps will contribute to costs reduction, energy saving and applying of ecological clean technologies.
Association Argonauta was founded in 2005. It is based in town Murter, the Island of Murter (Croatia).
Our strategic direction goals in period 2014-2016 are:
-Conservation of natural, environmental and cultural heritage;
-Encouragement of civil activism and multi-stakeholder cooperation with the aim of improving the quality of life;
Trough activities that encourage civic engagement Argonauta plans in next three year period to continue the work on activism in the community by organising and taking part in international youth exchanges and hosting/sending volunteers through European Voluntary Service etc.
The European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) was held for the first time in the Republic of Moldova from 23 to 29 June. The motto of the week was: "A small step on your part, a big step to Europe", which reflected the main purpose of the event – to promote successful projects on renewable energy and energy efficiency for the benefit of conservation and sustainable climate and energy in Europe.
This is the story of an inspiring journey that took place last May in Valeri, a tiny rural village located in Asturias in the north of Spain. Biodiversa, a non-profit grassroots environmental NGO based in Spain, organised a week-long training course whose aim was to bring together youngsters who are currently living in a rural area with those who are willing to move to the countryside but are lacking the knowledge, information, motivation or drive.
From April 27 to May 4 the international youth program "Open your eyes" was held and was attended by 28 young people aged between 16 and 30, from Armenia, Latvia, Georgia, Poland, Ukraine, Moldova, Romania and Germany. The project has been implemented by the youth ecological NGO Yeghvard in cooperation with the NGO Federation of Youth Clubs of Armenia (FYCA) and the public environmental information Yeghvard Aarhus center. The activity was included in the framework of the Youth in Action programme of the European Union.
May has been a rather busy month for association BALTA DABA! We've started two amazing projects with co-financing from our Latvian Environmental Protection Fund and we've also coordinated our work with local university and local governments. The two projects that have started in May are "Green Valmiera" (Our "base" town) and "Gauja's room" (the river we're most concerned for).
On March 25, in a warm atmosphere, Young Biologists Association and Armenia's National Scout Movement ANSM signed a memorandum of cooperation to establish Youth Environmental Club among Scouts' young people. Within the memorandum the members of Young Biologists Association will organise seminars, practical classes, individual works and field activities in order to familiarise Scout youth and pupils with Armenia's biodiversity, teach them to take care of nature and acquaint them with the Red Book of Armenia, as well as with the threatened species. The youth and schoolchildren will recognise their surrounding nature and will share their knowledge with their peers by conducting seminars in various schools.
Armenia is recognized as one of the important biodiversity "hotspot" in the world. Towards 2014 International Day for Biodiversity, "Uniting Youth for Biodiversity" 8 days long youth exchange will be organized and hosted by Young Biologists Association NGO (Armenia) in cooperation with partners from Spain, Italy, Poland, Croatia, Georgia, Turkey and Ukraine.
Young People aged between 16 and 26, coming from Czech Republic (Hnuti Brontosaurus), Slovakia (UV o.z.) and Austria (Au atmen), share experiences and ideas on environmental topics and create more of them just in this process. How do we call it? River Jump! is the answer. The young platform brings both ideas and action – three Clean Ups in April 2014. There are more voluntary and educative events coming.
After finishing my degree in Social Anthropology in the UK, I went to Georgia for one year. I went there as an EVS (European Volunteer Service) volunteer to work with a regional environmental organisation called CENN, the Caucasus Environmental NGO Network. I still remember arriving in Tbilisi, the capital, for the first time. It was 2 in the morning and my colleague-to-be was very nicely waiting for me, with the driver, Zaza. I remember thinking, "Zaza? What a funny name!" and asking my colleague how to say 'thank you' in Georgian. "Madloba". It took me about a week to be able to remember and pronounce that word.