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 […]
The Earth Charter Youth Initiative (ECYI) is a dynamic action-oriented youth network that promotes the principles in the Earth Charter. The Youth Initiative is active in over 25 countries and continues to grow. The diverse members of the ECYI, who are typically 18 to 35 years old, seek to embody the Earth Charter's principles in their daily lives; share the Charter with others; organize local sustainable development projects; and participate in global decision-making processes. The new Earth Charter Youth Groups (ECYGs) have recently been founded in Finland, Latvia, Kenya, and Peru. The EC International Youth Coordinator, based in Stockholm, is working closely with the youth members of the Green Cross Sweden office to establish an ECYG in Göteborg.
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, […]