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 Environmental Diary, 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.
The Green Cross Environmental Diary project was founded by our Chapter in Japan in 1998 to implement the spirit of the Earth Charter. Thousands of children in numerous nations have grown in their awareness of environmental sustainability and how to respond to challenges such as climate change, water conservation and energy use thanks to an acclaimed Green Cross school-based educational initiative.