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 […]
Now its fourth year of producing the Green Lane Environmental Diaries, Green Cross Sri Lanka saw the participation in the programme rise this year to 5,150 students from 46 schools in Sri Lanka. The programme includes a speech and essay writing contest, for which three winners will be selected and travel to the Children's Symposium in Tokyo Japan with their teacher to receive the award. A seminar was also organised for teachers on the environment with lectures by environmentalists.
|Mr. Jagath Seneviratne, President of GC Sri Lanka advising students on how to write an Environmental Diary.|
The programme is based on the Green Cross Japan programme with the Environmental Guidebook being translated from Japanese to Sinhalese for distribution to 5,000 students. While the Japanese programme was been going strong for nine years, the programme made its way to Sri Lanka in 2005, starting with one school and 80 students and has grown each year since then.
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, […]