On 15-17 August the first meeting of the project "Environmental challenge accepted" took place in Tartu, Estonia. This project is coordinated by our Latvian member BALTA DABA. This is a strategic partnership project which is supported by the Erasmus+ programme and will last 1.5 years. During this project several partners will work on solving local environmental problems with young people. You can read more about the project here.
The first meeting of the team was organised and hosted by one of the partners of the project – Estonian Fund for Nature. 2 representatives from each partner organisation met for the first time to discuss the project, plan next steps, agree on practical arrangements and get to know each other better.
This year's 8th of August marks the Earth Overshoot Day, also known as the Ecological Debt Day. On this day we have used up all the resources that Earth produces in one year. We will so be living on a credit until the end of the year, creating an ecological debt. This debt translates into consumption of natural resource stocks, waste accumulation and environmental degradation. Our current consumption demands natural resources of 1.6 earths.
Humanity first went into debt on the 23rd of December in 1970. The earth overshoot day has been moving closer to January ever since. In 2006 the New Economics Foundation and the Global Footprint Network launched the Earth Overshoot Day initiative to raise awareness on this issue. The World Wildlife Fund has joined the campaign in 2007.
Thursday 28th of August marked the end of the Office Cuisine vegetarian summer recipe competition. Refreshing recipes from Italy, Georgia and France competed for the official Office Cuisine apron. As before, we invited the public to help us pick the best recipe.
We are happy to announce the winning summer recipe, Tamar Lomsadze's Vegan Eggplant Noodles from Georgia. The second place goes to Elise Blandin's Papaya Chili Salad (France), closely followed by Maria Laura Calia's Summer Lasagna Rolls (Italy). We congratulate all competitors and thank everybody who placed their vote. These recipes could freshen-up your summer, so make sure to try them out!
What you have to do is to check the wonderful recipes, decide which one is yoour favorite and vote for it by liking the photo on Facebook. The photo with the more likes will win the competition. Votes are open until July the 28th 2016 (17:00 CET)!
The prize will be a nice Office Cuisine apron. They are waiting for your vote!
Good luck to everyone!
Last May 2016 YEE decided to join more than 300 other organisations in the People4Soil campaign, which aims at soil protection at the European level. You can have more information about it here.
The objective of the campaign is to promote a ECI – European Citizens Initiative – which is a European petition, that will be launched in September 2016.