The Green Cross Environmental Diary project was founded by our Chapter in Japan in 1998 to implement the spirit of the Earth Charter.

More than one million children in Japan, Australia, Sri Lanka and South Korea have grown in their awareness of environmental sustainability and how to respond to challenges such as climate change, water conservation and energy use thanks to an acclaimed Green Cross school-based educational initiative.

The Green Lane Diary is a curriculum linked education program designed by environmental educators to help children become aware of the stresses our planet confronts and how sustainable living can make a difference.

Students keep a diary of their activities over a term and see how positive action makes a difference first hand. Since the project was launched, over 600,000 Japanese students have participated.

Green Lane Diary

It has since spread to Sri Lanka (2005), Australia (2010) and the Republic of Korea (2011) thanks to the efforts of our Green Cross offices in those countries. Each year, school children taking part are recognised for taking part through annual award ceremonies.

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