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 […]
Argentina and Uruguay share the trans-boundary waters of the Río Uruguay and La Plata Rivers. The Guarani Aquifer, an im- portant resource for groundwater, is also shared between these countries. Both countries are historically and geographically linked, sharing common cultures and roots. Over the past few decades, the relationship between Uruguay and Argentina has been relatively harmonious and cooperative. During the last twenty-five years the Government of Uruguay has conducted a policy of state directed wood exploitation as one of the cornerstones of its economy, and approximately 800.000 hectares of Eucalyptus has been planted. At present, the cycle of tree planting has been completed and the process is now at the stage of installing paper mills for the production of paper paste for exportation.
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, […]