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 […]
In the Yatenga Province, because of worsening climate conditions, there are serious access problems to water resources for a group of rural communities with a population of 5000, half of which is younger than 14. Lack of water and desertification are leading to extreme poverty, malnutrition, low sanitary conditions, and environmental degradation. Green Cross Italy (GC Italy) sent out a taskforce earlier this year to investigate these effects, and has decided to build water supply systems in 11 villages, where according to the data furnished by the Burkinabé Ministry of Agriculture and Hydraulics, there are no water supply point infrastructures. The main goals of the project are: to ensure constant access to water resources; to improve agricultural productivity, and stop desertification; to improve hygiene conditions in the villages; and to form a permanent Committee for management of the resources brought in.
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, […]