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Let's focus on the main message while enjoying the Christmas tree song "O Tannenbaum" ("O Christmas Tree") which is a German song. Based on a traditional folk song, it became associated with the Christmas tree by the early 20th century and sung as a Christmas carol. A Tannenbaum is a fir tree and the lyrics do not actually refer to Christmas, or describe a decorated Christmas tree. Instead, they refer to the fir's evergreen qualities as a symbol of constancy and faithfulness. It is not an environmental message but it is the message of a long life living planet.
If you came by chance to the office of AYA Volunteer centre on 7 December, you would be amazed by the amount of friendly and smiley people there. The reason they came there is to celebrate together with AYA team the International Volunteer Day and the end of the voluntary season 2013.
The 23rd of November was the Portuguese national day of Autoctone Forest. While some ecoclubes and other organizations planted autoctones trees that day, OPE (Organisation of Promotion for Ecoclubs) organized in the city center of Porto what is called in French "Porteur de parole"
Uznova is located near to the Battery Plant which operated for many years without or little control on their emissions. The thought today is that this factory is not functional. Many people, especially from the Roma community, make a living by selling the lead laid near to the factory and in the same time risk their health.
The "Through the Eyes of the Youth" program was implemented at Aarhus Center in Yeghvard, which aims to promote raising the awareness of youth on the natural monuments, places of interest and to supplement the list of natural monuments of Kotayk region. The program "Wonders of Armenia in the eyes of youth" is implemented by "Yeghvard" Youth Environmental NGO jointly with Yeghvard Aarhus Environmental Public Information Centre funded by the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of the RA and in partnership with the Federation of Youth Clubs of Armenia.
Association "BALTA DABA" carried out project "SKRIEN, GAUJA, SKRIEN" which is still ongoing until December 2013, but the main activities were carried out in joint works in August and September of this year.
The main goals were to make young people contribute to the protection of the longest river in Latvia – Gauja and to motivate local people to take a part in the protection of the local environment. During the joint work members of association aimed to restore some parts of the Gauja, taking wood out of it and putting stones in, with an aim to increase the level of oxygen in the river.
Every week AYA volunteer organization, located in Moscow, Russia, organizes an English speaking club with actual topics. This is part of my EVS and we are organizing the English evenings all summer long. Most evenings we discuss environmental issues, such as plastic pollution, climate change, solar power etc. AYA volunteer center aims to create more environmental awareness in Russia. So these evenings are a great opportunity to spread the word about environmentalism. Since I studied environmentalism at university, I absolutely adore these evenings.
A quiet morning was slowly starting on the Saturday 29th of June, with a great blue and sunny sky welcoming all the 125 adventurers and their 13 handmade recycled rafts, for the 7th edition of the Environmental Manifestation of the Rafts in Douro River, organized by the Ecoclubes network in Portugal, represented by OPE (Organisation for the Promotion of the Ecoclubs).
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The environmental EDEN center on 22 April 2013, celebrated in Albania, Kuçovë for the eighths consecutive year "The International Earth Day". The message that was transmitted this year was " The image of green behavior" .This day was organized with the close collaboration of Kuçova Municipality and the Youth Center of Kucova.
As we all know, plastic bags harm our environment. In our country – Georgia, people do not really understand how big and serious problems can be caused by comfortable and colorful bags. We decided to organize a symbolic performance against plastic bags.Our target group was a children, that is why this performance was held in one of Tbilisi public schools. In order to make our performance more relevant we created a scarecrow from plastic bags collected in the streets.
EcoCenter Zapovedniks (ECZ) has been raising awareness in the field of nature conservation for 17 years. This season we are proud to present you 5 international environmental workcamps that are all based on the territories of wildlife sanctuaries and nature parks. Discover magnificent Russian nature & hospitality in various parts of the grand Russia!