Environmental education

Green Cross educates and infuses children and adults with a positive awareness of and responsibility for ensuring a sustainable future for our planet’s ecosystems.

Activities such as Green Cross Japan’s Green Lane Environmental Diary competition, now expanded in Sri Lanka, Australia and the Republic of Korea, are encouraging children to document how they interact with the environment and can improve it.

Our International Conference on Environmental Education has been held annually in Russia since 1994, and the annual In My Homeland International Children’s Drawing Contest has involved over 65,000 youth from 17 countries since it started in 2001. 

We also work to recognize the people and organizations that embody the Green Cross mission through the annual Millennium Awards, given by our US chapter, Global Green.

What we do

The In My Homeland International Children’s Drawing Contest has attracted over 80,000 participants from 36 countries since it started in 2006. The art contest is organised by Green Cross Belarus with the Ministries of Education, Culture, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus.   The contest seeks to spread ecological awareness and conservation among both children and adults, encourage the discovery of nature’s beauty and build ties between the world’s youth.

The Green Cross Environmental Diary project was founded by our Chapter in Japan in 1998 to implement the spirit of the Earth Charter.


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