A special award from Japan’s Environment Minister was handed to the most outstanding student at the 18th “Green Lane” Diary Contest at Green Cross Japan’s ceremony in Tokyo on 10 December 2016. Winning students, their teachers and parents gathered from all over Japan – about 600 people in total. Nationwide, around 100,000 students participate in […]
An innovative art contest in the small city of San Rafael in the province of Mendoza, Argentina has reached the environmental consciousness of citizens throughout Argentina and brought worldwide attention to local environmental issues. What started out as an art contest in several schools in San Rafael and rural areas has now become a successful art exhibition at the Buenos Aires Centro Cultural Borges from April 24 to May 11, 2008 (see images below). Part of the success can be attributed to famous personalities in the environmental sector who worked closely with the art students in developing these works of art such as famous visual artist and environmentalist Nicolas Garcia Uriburu or environmental documentalist Juan Schroder. The art contest was the product of a synergy created by Green Cross Argentina in a multistakeholder approach by bringing together famous environmentalists, local authorities, schools, local NGO Multisectorial del Sur and the Foundation Valentin Bianchi.
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In 2016, Green Cross Sweden and the Green Belt Movement are continuing their partnership to promote peace through environmental restoration and cooperation to communities in Kenya’s Rift Valley. Their efforts have taken on a new significance this year, with the establishment of a new Peace Park commemorating victims of terror. Just over a year ago, […]