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Power Shift Finland is organised by 350Finland.org that is part of 350.org.

350.org was founded in 2008 by a group of university friends in the United States, 350 was named after 350 parts per million, the safe concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, today the amount is almost 400.

350 uses online campaigns, grassroots organising and mass public actions to oppose new coal, oil and gas projects and build a 100% clean energy solution. These public actions are lead from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organisers in over 188 countries.

Power Shift Finland is part of Global Power Shift. In June 2013 over 500 climate leaders from 135 countries gathered in Istanbul to share and develop skills to organise movements and campaigns, later they returned in their country and and 86 national Power Shift were created.

Who is ECO-UNESCO?

ECO-UNESCO is Ireland’s environmental and youth organisation that works to conserve the environment and empower young people. This year, they are calling for young people all across Ireland to come together in their schools, youth groups, or community groups, to tackle environmental issues that matter, build their skills and make a difference!

Young Environmentalist Awards 2018

The Young Environmentalist Awards (YEA) is a fun and exciting way to empower young people to build awareness of local and global environmental issues and promote actions to improve the environment for all.

The YEA challenges young people to come up with innovative solutions to environmental issues and problems. There are 10 categories to choose from that include waste, biodiversity, water, climate change, and energy, the choice is entirely up to you! This could be anything from creating a community garden or bio-diverse habitat for wildlife, tackling waste in the community or creating organic beauty products!

Whilst carrying out action projects young people also gain important skills such as planning, communication, organisation and leadership, whilst raising awareness of the environment at the same time.  

On August 16th 2017 wolf lovers had a wonderful opportunity to learn more about these animals by attending a lecture called  "A Wolf's Year" held by the Natural Resources Institute Finland's Research Expert Seppo Ronkainen. The lecture was arranged by the Finnish Nature League's Wolf Action Group's Tampere branch and it was open to everyone, turning out to be quite popular. 

Mr Ronkainen probably knows more about wolves than anyone else in Finland: he has studied wolves in the field for decades and has collared over 300 wolves.  During the lecture Mr. Ronkainen told interesting anecdotes from his long career and gave the listeners an inside view of the lives of the Finnish wolves as well as creating a picture of the wolf as an animal. We learned that the wolves are born in a nest under a spruce tree and although cubs are always born in the same area the nest is never built in the same exact location, and that the alpha males are quite calm when collared, but the alpha females always give a good fight.

EDEN centre celebrated the DRIN Day on 5th of May 2017 at Këneta Area, Kukës (Albania), aimed to promote joint management of the shared water resources of the extended transboundary Drin River Basin, including coordination mechanisms among the various sub-basin commissions and committees (Lakes Prespa, Ohrid and Skadar/Shkoder-Buna/Bojana).

The event was supported by GEF Drin Project/GWP-Med. This event was organised in the frame of the project entitled: "Enabling transboundary cooperation and integrated water resources management in the extended Drin River Basin". The Project is implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and executed by the Global Water Partnership (GWP) through GWP-Mediterranean (GWP-Med) in cooperation with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). 

June is a month of rivers. This June we celebrated the Danube and Sava River Days, two of the most important rivers in Europe, especially in the Balkans. Together with local and international partners we organised manifestations along the rivers.

Young activists of Young Researchers of Serbia initiated local action “Green Terrace for better Climate”. We had the idea to green up our urban city a little bit and enrich living space of the tenants in one building of a brand new neighborhood in Belgrade.

Together with students of Landscape Architecture faculty, local flower farmers who donated diverse plants and tenants who bought lovely flowerpots, we have planted over 100 plants.

News from volunteers of Argonauta, Murter Island, Croatia. Massimiliano Arosio, current volunteer in Argonauta, says:

“My association is currently doing a project called Eco - Patrols. Participants of our project are children from 12 to 14 years old from the local villages. We have workshops on environment related topics: ecology, bio protection and recycling. We have different workshops every Saturday in the morning.

Eco Logic is a non-profit organisation that is dedicated to protection and conservation of the environment, promotion of modern ecological practices, as well as monitoring and promoting the principle of sustainable development. Our organisation encourages and supports positive changes in the environment in forms of: promotion of the ecology as science, promotion of the concept of cleaner production, protection and conservation of the environment, distribution of environmental knowledge and upgrade of ecological education, promotion of the principle of sustainable development, creating new “green” jobs, trainings and involvement of all interested citizens in projects in the area of ecology and environmental protection and management.

As we primarily work for the kids, in May this year we organised the fourth “Velo rodeo” in Kochani, the city located in the East part of Republic of Macedonia.

This spring AYA Volunteer joined a campaign “The Right to Be(e)”, organised by YEE – Youth and Environment Europe - and supported by numerous NGOs and partner organisations worldwide. AYA Volunteer team was guided by a “BE(E) THE CHANGE - Guide on Campaigning“ – a publication, which was created after a training course “Be(e) the change” in Prague. Apart from useful information, AYA team got a package of bee friendly seeds for a flower planting.

A small planting action was held by AYA team in frames of preparation training for new volunteers, traditionally organised at the beginning of international workcamps season. The venue, where the activity was held, perfectly suited “The Right to Be(e)” campaign’s philosophy – Ecocenter of Bitsovskiy park, in the South of Moscow. It was agreed to split the activity into 2 parts – informative and practical.

EDEN center has joined the training course "Be(e) the change", which was organised by YEE between 24-30 August 2016 in Prague, Czech Republic.

The training course was of interest of EDEN not only for the knowledge that was gained but especially for the topic and for raising awareness of the topic among the general public on a national level as well. The participants of this training were encouraged to do a follow-up, some local activities, in their own countries for bees. YEE provided the participants with colorful seeds for flowers to be planted that will grow up and that would be an added help for the bees survival.

On 11th April RC "Gutta-Club" planted the forest! Our activists from lyceums, colleges and universities from Chisinau gathered together after the classes to contribute to the environment, and, therefore, to the inhabitants of the city, not in words, but in deeds.

The campaign "Sadim Oxigen" (we plant oxygen) was organized by "AVI-Moldova" JSC with the support of "Kaufland" company and the promotion of several sectors of Chisinau.  

Young people all across Ireland and Northern Ireland presented their environmental action projects to judges at ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards ECO-Dens. Over 70 groups took part in the regional ECO-Dens - the semi-final of the Young Environmentalist Awards 2017 competition- that took place in each Province of Ireland between 15-30 March.

The groups had to convince a panel of expert judges, that included Elaine Nevin (ECO-UNESCO), representatives from Local County Councils, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National University of Ireland Green Campus Facilitator, and many more amazing people, that their group deserves a spot at the ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards 2017 Final Showcase and Awards Ceremony taking place in Dublin’s Mansion House, Tuesday 23rd of May.

 
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