Every year, Green Cross Italy marks Holocaust Memorial Day by organizing a new initiative to sensitize young people. For 2015, 70 years on from the liberation of Auschwitz, they join a group of school children in a special commemoration.
In partnership with Green Cross Australia, primary schools across the Queensland region mobilized over 1,600 students, teachers, parents and volunteers in 2014 to join waste collection activities that truly made a difference.
This educational initiative, tied to Green Cross Australia’s environmental-diary school programme, was designed to stimulate related learning and behavior-change, beyond just picking up rubbish.
The National Organization of Green Cross Sri Lanka was able to bring its tenth year of operation to a close with a commemorative ceremony at the National Youth Services Centre, Maharagama, alongside the Annual Award Ceremony for an environmentally-themed diary competition among the students of selected schools in Colombo, Gampaha and Kaluthara districts.
Green Cross water expert Marie-Laure Vercambre discussed what this means.
This month, Palestine became the latest signatory to both the UN Convention on International Watercourses and the Basel Convention on Hazardous Waste. The Palestinian ratifications were submitted on 2 January and will take effect on 2 April, 2015.