Here we have the information about what is occurring in between Trinidad
and Tobago and Atlanta Sister City. Please read this and will find
the example to follow, you my dear reader will see why.
Spain/Atlanta Sister City Network
Reg: # 1-1495/95
21st July 2008
World Environment Day:
100 Million Trees
activities at Mayaro will begin with an environmental
awareness walk, participants were engaged in a beach cleaning
exercise, leading into the Sand Sculpting Competition and joining
the rest of the world by reading the Youth Summit Declaration
2008, in different languages to launch GYSD 2009…..
Water Melon seedlings were planted.
the Natural Disasters Youth Summit NDYS 2008 our project for
Global Youth Service Day-
Global Youth Service Day 2009 our project was :- launched on June
5th 2008 -----
Massive Tree Planting Decade by ENO Schools 2008-2017 –Change
for Climate Change
can play a pivotal role in promoting environmental issues in their
local communities. They can emphasize the importance of
environmental protection and increase its awareness in the local
and youth are the ambassadors for the environment.
planting is an excellent activity for many reasons. It protects
the environment and is a concrete action against the climate
change. It is a joint effort by schools and the community.
planting is also truly an educational act for peace and tolerance,
issues that are essential for our common future.
ENO programme has organized annual tree planting events since
2004. The programme joined the successful Billion Tree Campaign
by United Nations Environment
pledge of 100 000 trees for 2007 was achieved. Thousands of
schools or groups in 110 countries including Trinidad and Tobago
have joined this activity.
World Environment Day 2008 is the start for the new tree planting
campaign in the ENO Programme, called 100 Million Trees By
2017. The first target is to plant one million trees in 2008.
More trees will be planted, a year after year. Tree planting will
accelerate in 2011, the International Year of Forests. The
ultimate goal is to plant 100 million trees in the ENO Programme
by the end of 2017.
the same time ENO Programme challenges all the tree
planters in the world to follow our example and join our common
effort to plant 100 Billion trees by the end of 2017.
is officially launched in Kuala Ketil, Kedah, Malaysia. To
celebrate the day ENO Teacher Kalaimani Supramaniam and
his school SMK Teloi Kanan will plant some pine trees.
They have been spending weekend and school holidays planting
mangrove seedlings and seeds to save on of the remaining
mangrove sites along the west coast of Malaysia with the help of
Global Environment Centre and Scouts of Malaysia Students
help prepare nursery beds and transport seedlings to the
planting site. It takes 40 of them to plant 1000 seedlings and
500 seeds in 2 hours. Their school plans to mobilize students
nation-wide to plant one million trees and hopes that it can be
achieved in the Kuala Gula area. Mangroves are the only defense
against sea storms and tsunami and without them, coastal
villages such as Kuala Gula area will be left defenseless and at
the mercy of nature.
director Mika Vanhanen says:
“We have a dream. This effort is very challenging but possible.
We have to struggle, but this target will be reached together and
through co-operation. As the ENO programme comes from Finland and
there is a saying “Finland lives off its forests” we also want
to do our part for the forests in this global village. Therefore,
we will invite all Finnish companies and stakeholders to support
this movement, in co-operation with other countries and the United
Nations. We also hope that governments in other countries will
support this action nationally.“
Online – ENO is a global virtual school and network for
sustainable development where currently hundreds of schools in
over 100 countries study their local environment together and
share the results of learning through campaigns locally on the web
globally. The ENO programme was founded eight years ago in Finland
and works in co-operation with the United Nations Environment
Programme and other international and national educational
partners. Tree planting and climate change have been regular
themes in this programme.
Gia Gaspard Taylor:
National Coordinator International Education and Resource
Network Trinidad and Tobago (iEARNTnT)
NDYS Youth Ambassador/ ENO Environmental “Warrior”
Online- ENO is a global virtual school and network for sustainable
development where learners observe their local environment through
similar activities. ENO is a strong and active network of schools.
It has been running since 2000 and it is currently administrated
by the city of Joensuu, Finland.
main idea is to lay emphasis on local environment and see it in a
global aspect: act locally - think globally. Information is
gathered at local level and shared globally on the website.
is student-centred with online and offline activities.
the end of each theme there is a campaign week when students share
their results and raise them in their local communities. They
become eventually ambassadors for environment in their respective
local communities and regions and worldwide.
to strengthen the role of environmental education at schools
to spread the environmental awareness not only at schools but in
to get developing countries as active participants and network
to support sustainable development
to develop methods in eLearning for the better environment
400 ENO schools from 104 countries, about 15 000 active
Age of students: 10 - 18 years
AND PARTNER NETWORKS
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION AND RESOURCE NETWORK
The University of Joensuu, Finland
Finnish ministries (education, environment, foreign affairs)
European Schoolnet, Schoolnet Africa, iEARNTnT, GLOBE Program, Eco
UNESCO Aspnet, Life Link, World Links
Footprint Network, Eco 4 the World Foundation,
Earth Foundation RECENT ACTIVITIES
Environment Day 2007: The Drops Of Life (an environmental
play about tree planting and co-operation) available in over
40 languages, June 2007
Conference with SciFest 2008
Launch of ENO Africa and ENO Asia 2008
launch of 100 Million Trees By 2017 campaign, June 2008
note: NDYS Youth Declaration 2008 – Made official by Mayor of
Port of Spain: will be read in different languages around the
world for World Environment Day.
as a Global Village, we must resolve to create an awareness,
risk management and the adaptation to global climate change, by
forging strong ties between youths’ and professionals and
integrating all countries as international partnership for this
One Village, One Effort, THE TIME TO ACT IS NOW”