An innovative LIFE Environment project has created a critical mass of expertise in point source pollution from European plant protection products and resulted in new Best Management Practices guidelines on the topic, which have been widely promoted across the EU's agricultural sector.

Europe's farmers use a vast array of different agro-chemicals to protect their products from pests, weeds and diseases. Many of these Plant Protection Products (PPSs) are applied by use of spraying systems and the process can lead to unintended negative impacts as PPPs leach or run-off into ground and surface waters.

You can find new YEE publications in the section Publications.

So ...

- Get to know about many organisations, activities, YEE news with
YEE Newsletter 'Knowing your neighbours' July/August 2009

- Read many interesting articles about Sustainable Consumption in
Y&E Magazine

- Gain new information about funding possibilities with YEE
'Green grants guidebook'

Dear colleagues,

Volunteers Centre Skopje are looking for organizations that would be interested to participate in following non-formal education projects that are intended to take place next May and June in Macedonia:


Travel web portal Tour Union would like to invite volunteers of your organization to participate in projects of Great Baikal Trail (non profit volunteer-driven organization which aim is to develop, maintain, promote, and protect Russia's first network of hiking trails around lake Baikal).

If you are interested in these projects, please, inform your volunteers.

The next generation of low consumption lighting systems is set to slash energy consumption in Europe. New developments, such as organic LEDs, could result in huge energy savings.

According to the project, lighting now accounts for a quarter of Europe's total energy consumption. Development of alternative lighting systems with greater energy efficiency will have an important impact on European energy consumption.

While current low energy and longer-life light bulbs offer energy savings by comparison with incandescent bulbs, they have drawbacks. In particular, hazardous materials, such as mercury, prevents such bulbs from being viable long-term solutions. Fortunately extensive research into low-energy lighting has uncovered new technologies that could revolutionise the sector.
Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs)